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Topic: Walmart

Big-Box Stores Like Target Think These New Apps Can Defeat Amazon Can they stop the showrooming monster?

Not so long ago, retailers struggled mightily to direct shoppers away from browsers and over to their newfangled branded apps without much success. This holiday season, however, might prove to…

December 1, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

How Target Identifies the Hottest Retail Tech 18 Months Before It's Cool Its innovation lab in S.F. has shifted from learning to making

When Target opened its San Francisco innovation lab in 2012, the goal—as with most brands—was to work closely with tech startups to apply digital smarts to retail. With two years…

November 24, 2014, 12:03 PM EST

Why Black Friday Is Overrated (and Always Was) The hot shopping day that's actually...meh

Travis Dent hopes Black Friday just dies, not least because it's already killed seven people. "The only thing 'doorbuster' deals has going for it is novelty," said Dent, a Web…

November 24, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Walmart Amends Price Matching Policy After Cheap PS4 Debacle Excludes marketplace vendors, third-party sellers, membership or auction sites

For those looking to score a cheap PlayStation 4 at Walmart by using the devious tactic of showing a false Amazon listing for an underpriced console, the gig is up. The…

November 19, 2014, 4:57 PM EST

This $473 Billion Retailer Wants to Be the Next Ad-Tech Star @WalmartLabs pioneers digital innovation trend

If you're like most Americans, you probably don't think of Walmart as a major digital company. But within the digital marketing industry, the retailer is on everyone’s lips as a…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Meet 7 Brands That Are Building the Future of Digital Retail Through Innovation Labs These marketers think big by going small

At first glance, Westfield San Francisco Centre appears to be a typical American shopping mall with the usual rotation of mass-market retailers, a food court and a movie theater. But…

November 18, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

This Might Be the Best Branded Parenting iPad App of the Year Stride Rite is ramping up its mobile game

The data points around mobile are simply relentless, and here's the latest stat from Adobe: Smartphones and tablets will account for $1.6 billion in sales on Thanksgiving, Black Friday and…

November 10, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

How Four of America’s Top Marketers Use Data Walmart's CMO notes strides in just the past year

A panel of four c-suite marketers at last week’s ANA Masters of Marketing conference agreed that although there are still significant obstacles in understanding big data, some are surprisingly closer…

October 20, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

The Adweek 50: Meet the Real Movers and Shakers Behind the World's Top Brands 2014's most influential buyers, sellers and marketers

We all hear the rumblings of the beginning of the decline of Facebook: It's getting too old, people aren't using it as much. But one look at the social giant's…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Converse Goes to Court to Challenge Chuck Taylor Look-Alikes But experts say it's tough to prove infringements in design

Converse has filed 22 separate lawsuits in U.S. District Court that accuse 31 companies of infringing on its classic Chuck Taylor All Star design. In addition, the brand has complained to…

October 15, 2014, 3:06 PM EDT

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