Post By Daniela Forte

Donald Watros Named President of Hudson’s Bay Company  Dec 17, 2013 2:11 PM By Daniela Forte

Hudson’s Bay Company announced that Donald Watros, who is currently the company’s chief operating officer, has been named president of HBC effective Feb. 1, according to a press release by HBC.

Survey Reveals Mobile Shoppers Prefer Convenience Over Security  Dec 17, 2013 12:58 PM By Daniela Forte

Mobile holiday shopping has increased 80% over 2012 with nearly 20% of sales coming from mobile devices, according to a press release.A recent survey by Tripwire, Inc., found that consumers are not concerned about security as they are about convenience.

Search Advertising Brings Revenue Boost for Retailers Online  Dec 17, 2013 10:00 AM By Daniela Forte

A recent report by Kenshoo provides insights by advertisers and documents the growing role of mobile search. The report found there was a 19% year-over-year increase in global sales revenue and 31% in the U.S. driven by search advertising.

New Report Reveals Insights into Showrooming, Mobile Technology and Social Media  Dec 16, 2013 1:29 PM By Daniela Forte

The act of showrooming is seeing a growth that cuts across a variety of demographic segments, according to the Holidays Retail Trends study by CFI Group. This is due in part to mobile technology, and practiced by a majority of consumers whether they intend to or not.

Amazon to Launch Pantry in 2014  Dec 16, 2013 11:38 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon is working to expand its consumer packaged goods market and take on warehouse club stores like Costco and Walmart’s Sam’s Club with its new business the Pantry, according to a report by USA Today.

Lululemon Founder Resigns as Board Chairman  Dec 10, 2013 1:28 PM By Daniela Forte

Lululemon Athletica Inc., a yoga-inspired athletic apparel merchant, announced that founder Chip Wilson is resigning from his position as chairman of the Board of Directors, according to a press release. He plans to step down prior to the company’s annual meeting in June 2014.

Sears Announces Its Separation from Lands’ End  Dec 10, 2013 12:01 PM By Daniela Forte

Sears Holdings Corp. announced its separation from its Lands’ End clothing business, according to a press release. Lands’ End Inc., filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Dec. 6.

A Big Challenge for Online Businesses: Replatforming  Dec 09, 2013 11:40 AM By Daniela Forte

A big challenge for online businesses these days is replacing their backend system. According to this infographic by Monetate, for online merchants there are three reasons why they choose to replatform: the need to stay competitive, their existing platform falls short of promised capabilities and customer driven pressures.

Mobile Transactions Fuel 52% Increase in Cyber Monday Sales  Dec 06, 2013 9:58 AM By Daniela Forte

With shoppers increasingly using mobile devices to make purchases, Shopatron saw an increase in its Cyber Monday sales of 52% over the 2012 holiday season, according to a press release by Shopatron.

Rakuten Saw Huge Jump in Visits Leading Up to Cyber Weekend  Dec 05, 2013 12:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Rakuten saw a huge jump in visits to its ecommerce site, the rise in consumer sales and traffic began Monday before Black Friday with a spike on Thanksgiving Day and an increase the morning of Black Friday, according to a press release.

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