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  • / Technology

    The Commerce Department adds a grim final chapter to the 2008 sales story

    No matter how you cut it, retail sales had a bad year in 2008. Sales excluding autos, gasoline stations, restaurants, bars, and fuel grew only 1.4% from the year before—and much of that growth was from grocery price hikes. Web sales, meanwhile, grew 6%.

    Posted 02/12/2009Katie EvansPost a comment

    No matter how you cut it, retail sales had a bad year in 2008. Sales excluding autos, gasoline stations, restaurants, bars, and fuel grew only 1.4% from the year before—and much of that growth was from grocery price hikes. Web sales, meanwhile, grew 6%.
  • / Press Release

    Ricker Oil Company Inc. selects KSS for fuel price management and optimization

    Indiana-based retailer to use KSS PriceNet to automate, optimize fuel pricing process Florham Park, N.J.–April 21, 2006 – Ricker Oil Company Inc., an owner and operator of convenience and food service stores throughout Eastern Indiana, announced today its selection of KSS PriceNet, a software tool that helps manage, model and forecast the impact of fuel pump prices. This fuel pricing automation and optimization tool will help Ricker Oil...

    Posted 04/21/2006

    Indiana-based retailer to use KSS PriceNet to automate, optimize fuel pricing process Florham Park, N.J.–April 21, 2006 – Ricker Oil Company Inc., an owner and operator of convenience and food service stores throughout Eastern Indiana, announced today its selection of KSS PriceNet, a software…
  • / Technology

    Consumer buying stays strong in September in spite of it all

    General merchandise sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 7% in September on a non-adjusted basis from last year, the NRF reports.

    Posted 10/14/2005Kurt PetersPost a comment

    General merchandise sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 7% in September on a non-adjusted basis from last year, the NRF reports.
  • High gas prices are driving shoppers online, Shopzilla survey reports

    A survey of online buyers conducted by comparison shopping site Shopzilla.com reveals that 40% of consumers have increased their online buying as a result of high gas prices. The nationwide average price of gasoline rose 38 cents in the past two weeks.

    Posted 09/15/2005Kurt PetersPost a comment

    A survey of online buyers conducted by comparison shopping site Shopzilla.com reveals that 40% of consumers have increased their online buying as a result of high gas prices. The nationwide average price of gasoline rose 38 cents in the past two weeks.
  • Online Shopping: It's A Gas Gas Gas

    Priceline WebHouse Club, a licensed affiliate of priceline.com, will launch a new service that allows drivers "name their own price" for up to 50 gallons of gasoline a month. After locking in their price, drivers can get their gasoline at local major-brand stations selected by Priceline WebHouse Club. The service will be offered nationwide starting on May 20, says Stamford, Conn.-based priceline. With Priceline for Gasoline, drivers are promised...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Priceline WebHouse Club, a licensed affiliate of priceline.com, will launch a new service that allows drivers "name their own price" for up to 50 gallons of gasoline a month. After locking in their price, drivers can get their gasoline at local major-brand stations selected by Priceline WebHouse…
  • / Marketing

    $190 Million Priceline Stock Deal

    Liberty Media Corp. and Vulcan Ventures Inc. have invested $190 million in priceline.com stock. Stamford, Conn.-based priceline.com will use about $125 million of the after-tax proceeds of this transaction to participate in the third financing round of Priceline WebHouse Club, an e-commerce service offering consumers savings on groceries and gasoline. The groceries service, now active in ten markets, has enrolled more than a million members, the...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Liberty Media Corp. and Vulcan Ventures Inc. have invested $190 million in priceline.com stock. Stamford, Conn.-based priceline.com will use about $125 million of the after-tax proceeds of this transaction to participate in the third financing round of Priceline WebHouse Club, an e-commerce service…
  • Priceline siphons a discount at the pump

    Can Priceline apply its pressure to the pumps, allowing consumers to roll back gasoline prices that broke records in recent months and touched off protests? The name-your-price Web site intends to try, adding petrol to a product mix that already includes hotel rooms, airline tickets, rental cars and groceries. “This is the perfect time for consumers to do something about the high cost of gas,” says Priceline founder Jay S. Walker. “It’s the...

    Posted 12/26/2000Don DavisPost a comment

    Can Priceline apply its pressure to the pumps, allowing consumers to roll back gasoline prices that broke records in recent months and touched off protests? The name-your-price Web site intends to try, adding petrol to a product mix that already includes hotel rooms, airline tickets, rental cars…

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