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The National Retail Federation’s consumer spending survey found that early October promotions drove millions of U.S. Consumers to begin their holiday shopping. In fact, the survey found that 53.8% shoppers have started already and 46.2% said they have yet to start.
Macy’s sales in the third quarter totaled $6.276 billion, up to 3.3% from total sales of $6.75 billion in the third quarter of 2012.
Six out of 10 merchants don’t use the site search in order to enhance their marketing programs, according to this infographic from SLI Systems.
Amazon’s recently-announced partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, which expands delivery offerings for Amazon Prime members to include Sundays, offers a promise of much needed revenue for the USPS and improves its relevancy in the parcel delivery business.
Office Depot and OfficeMax Inc. announced the completion of its merger, Office Max is now completely owned by Office Depot, according to a press release.
The Home Depot received backlash when it released what many are considering to be a racist tweet sent out by the company on Twitter which showed two African American drummers flanking a man wearing a gorilla mask.
Since 2010 Amazon has shared warehouse space with Proctor & Gamble, the parent company of such products like Pampers diapers, Bounty paper towels, Tide laundry detergent among others, according to the Wall Street Journal, a move many are saying is a beneficial arrangement for both companies.
Hudson’s Bay Company announced the completion of its acquisition of Saks Inc. Hudson’s Bay Company acquired Saks Inc. at a value of $2.9 billion.
A Google study reveals that the internet is the top resource for many shoppers this holiday season. Smartphones will be the device of choice, online marketing will influence holiday shopping, and cross-screen shopping will be a big deal.