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Maplin To Sell UK High Street's First 3D Printer

Maplin To Sell UK High Street's First 3D Printer | Retail | Scoop.it
Maplin will become the first UK retailer to sell 3D printers on the High Street. The £700 Velleman K8200 device will allow users to 'replicate' digital designs in 3D dimensions, from their own homes.
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John Lewis to open Heathrow shop

John Lewis to open Heathrow shop | Retail | Scoop.it
Company will use experience at Heathrow to determine whether there is potential to open similar stores at other transport hubs
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John Lewis to open Heathrow shop

John Lewis to open Heathrow shop | Retail | Scoop.it
Company will use experience at Heathrow to determine whether there is potential to open similar stores at other transport hubs
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UK consumer morale hits two-year high in June - GfK | Reuters

UK consumer morale hits two-year high in June - GfK | Reuters | Retail | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale has risen to its highest level in just over two years this month, boosted by increasing optimism about the economy and a greater willingness among households...
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Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your energy bill | Video on TED.com

What's a proven way to lower your energy costs? Would you believe: learning what your neighbor pays. Alex Laskey shows how a quirk of human behavior can make us all better, wiser energy users, with lower bills to prove it.
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Apple Stores Top Tiffany's in Retail Sales Per Square Foot

Apple Stores Top Tiffany's in Retail Sales Per Square Foot | Retail | Scoop.it
According to Retail Sails, Apple Stores earn more revenue per sale than any other chain retailer, including Tiffany & Co.
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Online shops move into High Street

Online shops move into High Street | Retail | Scoop.it
Online shops are moving into the High Street as well, despite some predictions of the demise of bricks-and-mortar retailers.
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A New Kind of Catalog: The 2013 IKEA Catalog App Preview

Download the IKEA Catalog App here: http://info.ikea-usa.com/Catalog/ Sign up to get the IKEA Catalog here: http://info.ikea-usa.com/Signup/ Every year, the ...
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Debenhams piles pressure on rivals to ban model airbrushing | Marketing Magazine

Debenhams piles pressure on rivals to ban model airbrushing | Marketing Magazine | Retail | Scoop.it
Debenhams is taking the moral high ground in an attempt to persuade rivals to stop manipulating images of women, by banning the airbrushing of its lingerie models. | Marketing Magazine
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Is this a proud achievement or shameful admission it's taken so long?

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iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity

iPad, Tablet Point-of-Sale Systems Gain Popularity | Retail | Scoop.it
More companies are offering point-of-sale systems that work on mobile touch-screen devices.
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Mobile operators to launch app adverts at 17m phone users - FT.com

Mobile operators to launch app adverts at 17m phone users - FT.com | Retail | Scoop.it
More than 17m UK customers will start receiving targeted advertising through apps on their mobile phones and tablets, as the country’s largest telecoms operators begin creating campaigns for major British brands this summer.
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Weve, the mobile ad targeting platform gears up for mobile wallet release next year..

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US mobile wallet users spent $500M in 2012 – nearly all of it at Starbucks

US mobile wallet users spent $500M in 2012 – nearly all of it at Starbucks | Retail | Scoop.it
While other mobile wallet companies struggle to build up their customer and retail bases, Starbucks is rocking the still nascent in-store digital payments market.
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From the ashes of Webvan, Amazon builds a grocery business

From the ashes of Webvan, Amazon builds a grocery business | Retail | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The online grocery start-up Webvan may have been the single most expensive flame-out of the dot-com era, blowing through more than $800 million in venture capital and IPO proceeds...
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Sainsbury to launch own UK mobile phone service | Reuters

Sainsbury to launch own UK mobile phone service | Reuters | Retail | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - J Sainsbury, Britain's third-biggest supermarkets operator, said on Monday it is to enter the mobile phone service market later this year as it seeks to add more business streams to...
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Sainsbury's 'Scan & Go' mobile app is too slow

Sainsbury's 'Scan & Go' mobile app is too slow | Retail | Scoop.it
Sainsbury’s has begun testing a new ‘Scan & Go’ smartphone app that allows customers to scan items as they shop rather than at the till.
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Sainsbury's to launch mobile phone network with - Money Saving Expert

Sainsbury's to launch mobile phone network with - Money Saving Expert | Retail | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's has teamed up with Vodafone to create 'Mobile by Sainsbury's', which will launch later this summer
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...nectar reward, but wou;d you want a Sainsbury's logo on your phone?

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Walmart Bus Stops Allow Shopping During Commute - PSFK

Walmart Bus Stops Allow Shopping During Commute - PSFK | Retail | Scoop.it
QR codes lets bus riders pick up a few things on the way home using their phones.
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Sainsbury's boss Justin King calls for new online sales tax - Telegraph

Sainsbury's boss Justin King calls for new online sales tax - Telegraph | Retail | Scoop.it
Justin King, the chief executive of J Sainsbury, has called on the Government to follow the US by introducing a “marketplace fairness tax” for online retailers and predicted that the need to revamp the corporate tax system will be a...
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HomePro The Other Side Project

Agency: BBDO Bangkok Client: HomePro Title: "The Other Side Project" "Every Year HomePro main media is a poster and sign-board with one side benefit. After e...
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Global mobile payment transactions to surpass $235B | ZDNet

Global mobile payment transactions to surpass $235B | ZDNet | Retail | Scoop.it
Asia-Pacific will account for US$74 billion, growing at 38 percent in 2013, with developed markets including Singapore and South Korea as well as developing markets such as India driving growth in the region.
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Money transfers and merchandise purchases will account for about 71 percent and 21 percent, respectively, of total mobile transaction value in 2013, making these the largest contributors.

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Tesco Clubcard: Check accounts now, as fraud - Money Saving Expert

Tesco Clubcard: Check accounts now, as fraud - Money Saving Expert | Retail | Scoop.it
Tesco Clubcard users are still reporting stolen vouchers as police investigations into a recent security breach continue
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