Content about Purchasing

October 8, 2013

MasterCard has teamed up with Wired magazine to offer a one-touch shopping experience, right from its iOS device. This “in-content purchasing” concept allows consumers to buy the products they are reading about directly from advertising or editorial content, without ever leaving the page itself.

MasterCard has teamed up with Wired magazine to offer a one-touch shopping experience, right from its iOS device. This “in-content purchasing” concept allows consumers to buy the products they are reading about directly from advertising or editorial content, without ever leaving the page itself.

June 20, 2013

K2 Sourcing has added former Walgreens purchasing and e-sourcing executive Dan Carlson to its e-sourcing team.

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — K2 Sourcing has added former Walgreens purchasing and e-sourcing executive Dan Carlson to its e-sourcing team. 

Carlson will be charged with helping to parse the company’s e-procurement applications and professional procurement services to its clients.

December 13, 2012

Former Best Buy chairman Richard Schulze is reportedly close to reaching an agreement to buy the company he founded, according to a Minneapolis Star Tribune report citing a source close to the situation.

Former Best Buy chairman Richard Schulze is reportedly close to reaching an agreement to buy the company he founded, according to a Minneapolis Star Tribune report citing a source close to the situation.

February 10, 2012

Michael Besancon, senior global VP purchasing, distribution and communications for Whole Foods Market, will retire from the company after more than 17 years of service.

AUSTIN, Texas — Michael Besancon, senior global VP purchasing, distribution and communications for Whole Foods Market, will retire from the company after more than 17 years of service.

December 7, 2011

Among those that have shopping-related applications on their smartphone, most of them will use this method to help save money when purchasing gifts this holiday season, according to a new PriceGrabber survey.

LOS ANGELES — Among those that have shopping-related applications on their smartphone, most of them will use this method to help save money when purchasing gifts this holiday season, according to a new PriceGrabber survey.

October 26, 2011

Best Buy Co. announced Tuesday that it will waive the minimum purchase limitations and offer free shipping on its complete inventory of 400,000 website items from Nov. 1 through Dec. 27.

MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy Co. announced Tuesday that it will waive the minimum purchase limitations and offer free shipping on its complete inventory of 400,000 website items from Nov. 1 through Dec. 27.

"Consumers are looking for value, service and savings this year, and our goal is to provide them with convenient, creative and less costly ways to make the holiday shopping experience more enjoyable," said Barry Judge, executive VP and CMO, in a statement.

September 19, 2011

Keurig brewed up a powerful incentive at Target this week with an ad on the cover of weekly circular touting a $30 gift card to those who purchase the B60 Special Edition single-serve brewer from Keurig for $149.99.

Keurig brewed up a powerful incentive at Target this week with an ad on the cover of its weekly circular touting a $30 gift card for those who purchase the B60 Special Edition single-serve brewer from Keurig for $149.99. The offer appeared quite alluring at first because $30 would help soften the blow of purchasing a coffee maker that is fairly expensive.

July 8, 2011

While agreeing on many factors, men and women still value different things when it comes to purchasing decisions.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. —  While agreeing on many factors, men and women still value different things when it comes to purchasing decisions. 

According to a recent report from the NPD Group, when shoppers of both genders decide to purchase a consumer electronics product the most important thing to them is that the product be the same brand as something they already own. Men regard popularity of the product as their number two reason to purchase a CE product, while women want the product to work with what they already own.