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Retail stalwarts diversify online

As the holiday gift-giving seasons gets underway, many brick-and-mortar giants such as Ace Hardware and Walgreens are rushing online just to keep up with their online counterparts.

 

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As the holiday gift-giving seasons gets underway, many brick-and-mortar giants such as Ace Hardware and Walgreens are rushing online just to keep up with their online counterparts.

"First-mover advantage is critical, important, and impressive."

- Jupiter analyst Claudine Singer

 


Hardware giant Ace builds future on the Net
Ace Hardware jumps into online sales next week through a partnership with Net start-up OurHouse.com.

Walgreens gets new look online
Following months of delays, one of the largest U.S. drugstore chains Walgreens quietly launches a redesign of its Web site.

Banana Republic opens doors of online store
The apparel retailer has launched its online store, revving up parent company Gap Incorporated's e-commerce strategy in time for the holiday season.