Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Karl Greenberg, March 7, 2012, 9:49 AM
  • Coldplay's Lessons For Global Marketing (Yes, Seriously)The Atlantic

    Coldplay named an album "Mylo Xyloto," a play on Mylo and portmanteau (of toe and xylophone) Xyloto. Coldplay is a global brand, whose last album, "Viva La Vida," or "Death and All of His Friends," was the global best-selling album of 2008. Read the whole story...

  • IPads Become Hand-Me-DownsUSAToday

    As tablet prices drop and new versions land in stores, family members are passing their castoffs to children and grandparents. The trend is good for device makers who need to keep offering the next thing. Apple will introduce the third-generation iPad on Wednesday. More than half of tablet users - 55% - queried last year said they will buy or are considering buying an additional device for family members, according to a survey by market research firm IHS iSuppli. A March survey by online retailer PriceGrabber.com says 42% of iPad owners plan to buy the next iPad as soon as it's released. Read the whole story...

  • Pet Insurance Sales Are UpUSA Today

    Pet insurance providers have grown tenfold during the last decade to 11 companies - including Pets Best Insurance, the Hartville Group and Embrace Pet Insurance. Read the whole story...

  • 40 New Stores For Dick's Sporting Goods Chain Store Age

    Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. reported Tuesday that profit for the fourth quarter rose 27% to $111.1 million, compared with $87.5 million in the year-ago period. Revenue increased 6% to $1.61 billion from $1.52 billion, matching Wall Street expectations. Same-store sales inched up 0.1%. Read the whole story...

  • Target And Walmart Take Over CanadaSupermarket news

    Supermarket retailers in Canada are particularly vulnerable to disruption as a result of the ongoing and planned expansions of U.S. retail brands Target and Wal-Mart there, according to a report released this week by BMO Capital Markets. Wal-Mart Stores, based in Bentonville, Ark., has captured around 5.9% of the Canadian grocery market since it first made its arrival in Canada via an acquisition in 1994, according to BMO. It stands to gain greater share as it continues an ongoing effort to convert stores from general merchandise stores to supercenters. Read the whole story...

  • Pop Star Sings For Mercedes-BenzThe Detroit Bureau

    Pop star Aloe Blacc sang "I Need a Dollar" for Mercedes-Benz when the company pulled the wraps off of the next-generation A-Class during its news conference at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The company says it will make the car, which comes to market later this year, its most affordable. Read the whole story...