Tagged: best buy

The Great Online Price-Match War Escalates

by Lance Turner 1/8/2013 10:20 am

Target Corp. says it will match prices of select online rivals year-round, a move that underscores how physical and online retailing are being meshed together.

Today in Wal-Mart: Ad Wars, Alternative Stores and Assault Weapons

by Lance Turner 1/4/2013 02:47 pm

Checking in with the world's largest retailer, making news on several fronts involving price-matching, new store formats overseas and the sale of assault weapons.

Report: 'Showrooming' Is Real, Could Influence Up to $1.7 Billion in Purchases

by Lance Turner 11/20/2012 07:18 am

The number of shoppers engaging in showrooming during the 2012 holiday season is expected to increase by 134 percent, according to a report by IDC Retail Insights.

How Competitors Are Responding to Wal-Mart's New Black Friday Plans

by Lance Turner 11/8/2012 10:09 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is upping the ante on the holiday shopping season, planning to open its doors open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than a year ago. So how are competitors responding?

Wal-Mart Waits While Other Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Match Online Prices

by Lance Turner 10/18/2012 12:57 pm

This holiday season, Best Buy and Target Corp. plan to price-match their rivals, including online competitors like Amazon. But Wal-Mart Stores Inc. still hasn't decided what it will do.