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Sears, Kmart continue to expand mobile-enabled store pick-up

July 11, 2014

For retail giants Sears and Kmart, mobile ordering and free store pick-up services have aimed to alleviate stress for its consumers, and the retailers are taking it a step further by making both chains available for interchangeable pick up.

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Champs Sports drives 183pc increase in mobile sales

July 3, 2014

Champs Sports has seen its mobile commerce sales increase 183 percent since implementing responsive Web design about two months ago as the athletic apparel retailer views mobile as the platform of choice to reach its target audience.

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In-store POS fuels Moosejaw’s mobile to 40 percent of online revenue

March 5, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A Moosejaw executive at eTail West 2014 said that since rolling out mobile point-of-sale 18 months ago, the outdoor gear retailer is now seeing mobile hit 40 percent of the company’s revenue.

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Cabela’s pinpoints two-click checkout, personalization to push conversions forward

February 18, 2014

Hunting gear retailer Cabela’s revealed plans last week to roll out two-click mobile checkout and focus on personalization to up the number of smartphone and tablet conversions.

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Rugby Football Union taps mobile for concession pre-pay after successful pilot

February 13, 2014

The Rugby Football Union will be leveraging a mobile application to reduce lines and streamline payments at the world’s biggest rugby stadium in Twickenham after a successful pilot at the QBE Internationals.

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Wide Open Spaces tackles product discovery via mobile search engine

January 31, 2014

Flash retailer Wide Open Spaces has rolled out a dedicated mobile and desktop search engine site that lets sportsmen comb through more than 1.5 million products across 142 retailers and 1,200 brands.

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Showrooming shrinks as Foot Locker tackles it head-on

January 14, 2014

NEW YORK – With new research showing that showrooming has dropped 40 percent over the past year, it is clear that moves by retailers such as Foot Locker to address the issue head-on are working.

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Sports Authority taps shopkick for in-store activation nationwide

December 23, 2013

Sports Authority expanded its integration with the shopkick application to all stores nationwide Dec. 19, just in time for the holidays.

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Nike bulks up mobile advertising investments to drive sales

December 18, 2013

Nike is testing a couple of new advertising units that go beyond basic banner ads to drive sales of its gear.

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Cabela’s cranks up mobile investments to refresh brand

September 16, 2013

NEW YORK – A Cabela’s executive at the Mobile Marketing Summit: Holiday Focus 2013 unveiled a number of new mobile initiatives that the company will roll out later this year to revamp the brand.

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