Articles Tagged ‘National Retail Federation’


Belk’s beacon-powered push notifications yield higher customer engagement

January 20, 2016

NEW YORK – A Belk executive at the NRF 105th Annual Convention & Expo said the retailer is conducting tests in the mobile messaging space by sending relevant content and coupons to shoppers’ smartphones, showcasing the potency of beacons for department stores.

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Panera ladles out plans to integrate loyalty with Apple Pay

January 20, 2016

NEW YORK – A Panera Bread executive at the NRF 105th Annual Convention & Expo revealed how the quick service restaurant marketer is planning to integrate its popular loyalty program with Apple Pay, following success with early adoption of the payment service.

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Design and the future of retail in quest of millennials

January 28, 2015

As more millennials use smartphones for everyday purchases, they are rapidly shaping the future of the retail industry by changing how consumers buy products.

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Back-to-school spending to grow 3.3pc: NRF

August 12, 2014

The National Retail Federation released its annual Back to School/Back to College (BTS/BTC) outlook July 17 and projects a combined total spend of $74.9 billion, up 3.3 percent from the projected season’s spend in 2013.

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Bare Necessities exec: Responsive design unproven to accelerate commerce

January 14, 2014

NEW YORK – Responsive design is touted as the new power force behind retailers’ Web presence, but it has not proven itself yet as a sales driver, according to an executive from Bare Necessities at the NRF 103rd Annual Convention & Expo.

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NRF exec: Mobile’s role will be “incredibly significant” this holiday season

October 4, 2013

Mobile will play a bigger role in supporting retail sales this holiday season as well as in how merchants engage customers, helping to drive ecommerce sales gains of between 13 and 15 percent, according to the National Retail Federation’s forecast.

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Tablet users are more active holiday shoppers than smartphone owners: NRF

October 18, 2012

While holiday sales are expected to make only a modest 4.1 percent jump this year, smartphones and tablets are likely to play a bigger role in those purchases, according to a new report from the National Retail Federation.

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Mobile back-to-school sales to grow significantly this year: NRF

July 27, 2012

Mobile will play a much bigger role in this year’s back-to-school shopping season as more shoppers use their smartphones to compare prices and make purchases, according to the National Retail Federation.

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Golfsmith exec: Consumers buying $1,200 merchandise via mobile

January 12, 2011

NEW YORK – A Golfsmith executive at the National Retail Federation conference said that consumers’ mobile shopping habits are changing, with several customers buying $1,200 golf iron sets via its mobile store.

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Social integration into mobile results in customer acquisition: Shop.org keynote

October 1, 2010

GRAPEVINE, TX – Facebook and Groupon execs discussed the benefits for retailers of blending social and mobile during a panel at the Shop.org conference.

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