Victoria’s Secret is the top retailer on Facebook, with nearly 18.5 million fans, followed by Walmart with about 15 million fans. According to Campalyst, 97% of the Top 250 Internet Retailers are on Facebook, and average number of fans there is close to 1 million.
On Twitter, Major League Baseball is the leading Internet retailer account with 1.9 followers. The brand also has the most on Google+, boasting more than 600,000 followers.
Retail channels on YouTube do not show numbers as large as the other social platforms. Nike has the most subscribers with more than 200,000.
Pinterest is still relatively new to the social media game, which explains why its numbers are the lowest. It may also suggest that the platform is better for user-generated content, rather than retail. Nordstrom leads on Pinterest with more than 14,000 followers.
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Social media is enjoying a retail renaissance. Customers may have rejected the literal interpretation of s-commerce when they opted not to buy direct from Facebook stores, but today retailers are finding new and more creative ways to harness the still-spectacular power of social media.
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Aer Lingus has confirmed that its board is considering a sweetened offer from British Airways owner IAG.
The Irish flag carrier said IAG had raised its all-cash offer to €2.55 (£1.90) per share, including a cash dividend per share of five euro cents.
It added that the proposal remains conditional on due diligence, board recommendation and the receipt of "irrevocable commitments from Ryanair and the minister of finance for Ireland" to accept the offer.
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