Archive for July 9th, 2012
Swiss Post and the French La Poste formed an alliance of their respective international mail activities on 6 July 2012, for which they have received all required regulatory approvals. The partners had announced their intention to establish the joint venture in December 2011. They are launching “ASENDIA by La Poste and Swiss Post”, a joint venture company equally owned by both partners, that aims to become the leader in B2C solutions for international mail. Read the rest of this entry »
FRAMINGHAM, MA, July 9, 2012 – IDC Financial Insights today announced the results of the eighth annual Consumer Payments Survey, focused on the usage of emerging payment technologies. The new report, “Business Strategy: Results from the 2012 Consumer Payments Survey” (Document # FIN235594) found that mobile payments have more than doubled in popularity, reaching over 33% of survey respondents. Of those that had made a mobile payment, more than half used PayPal Mobile (56%), with Amazon Payments and Apple’s iTunes service statistically tied at about 40%. In addition, prepaid cards showed strong growth, particularly in the network branded and benefit submarkets. Read the rest of this entry »
Two men hijacked a car in the Sandbank Cottages area of Shantallow and drove it to the post office on the Culmore Road.
The men threatened staff and robbed the safe of a sum of money.
The police and army bomb experts have been called to examine the vehicle which was abandoned on the Coney Road.
LIVONIA, Mich., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation’s leading media and marketing services companies, announced results of a study indicating that today 90% of grocery retailers use weekly circulars as their promotion of choice although they clearly expect the increased influence of social media and digital to greatly impact their promotion tactics within the next five years. This was among the findings of the Supermarket Media Usage Study of 60 leading grocery decision makers, representing approximately 50 national and independent grocers/chains. The survey was executed on behalf of Valassis by Stagnito Custom Media.
“This is the first survey of its kind seeking input from decision makers in the grocery retail sector and provides insight into their promotions, success metrics and future promotional strategies,” said Pierce Hollingsworth, Editorial Director, Retail Leader. Read the rest of this entry »