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Wal-Mart is testing a system that would allow shoppers to use their iPhones to scan items and then pay for them at a self-checkout counter at a store in Rogers, Ark., near the company's Bentonville, Ark., headquarters. The retailer's iPhone app already allows shoppers to create lists and see which items are in stock, but doesn't currently include a payment function.

Cabela's is leaving something behind as it begins its journey to become a truly omnichannel retailer: its paper catalogs. The retailer's initial steps will focus on a print-to-digital transformation, tests of targeted shipping offers, and new mobile and digital efforts for the holiday season, according to CEO Thomas Millner. "Late last year, we began to develop a multiyear approach to reverse the four-year downtrend in our direct segment and transform our 51-year-old legacy catalog business into an omnichannel enterprise supporting transformation for digital, e-commerce and mobile while optimizing the customer experience with our growing retail footprint."

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) today reported sales for the four weeks ended November 26, 2011 of $63.6 million, a 3% decrease from sales of $65.7 million for the four week period ended November 27, 2010. Same-store sales for the month decreased 5%. Sales for the ten months ended November 26, 2011 were $762.7 million, an increase of 1% over sales of $754.7 million for the ten months ended November 27, 2010. The Company's year-to-date same-store sales decreased 1%. "November same-store sales reflect the continuing difficult environment for middle and lower income

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