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Textbooks Makes Top 10 Back-to-School List  Aug 12, 2013 3:59 PM By Daniela Forte

The search term “textbooks” was the top searched keyword for back-to-school, according to a blog post by AdGooroo who decided to examine paid search trends from last summer to predict the 2013 back-to-school retail season.

Teens Ask For Gadgets As They Head Back-to-School  Aug 12, 2013 3:14 PM By Daniela Forte

Teenagers are headed back-to-school tech savvy and ready to go, after a recent back-to-school survey found that teenagers are focused on gadgets such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.

The Changing Seasons of Holiday Retail Spending  Aug 09, 2013 10:59 AM By Daniela Forte

Retail spending is constantly changing. Americans in 2012 spent $4.3 trillion on retail purchases. For ecommerce more than 5% or $225 billion was spent on ecommerce sites.

Infographic The Changing Seasons of Holiday Retail Spending  Aug 09, 2013 10:46 AM By Daniela Forte

Retail spending is constantly changing. Americans in 2012 spent $4.3 trillion on retail purchases. For ecommerce more than 5% or $225 billion was spent on ecommerce sites.

Merchants Get Creative for Back-to-School  Aug 08, 2013 4:45 PM By Daniela Forte

Merchants are in the midst of the back-to-school rush and are finding various ways to promote this busy time of the year.

Ralph Lauren’s First Quarter: “Better Than Expected”  Aug 08, 2013 2:27 PM By Daniela Forte

High-end apparel retailer Ralph Lauren reported “better than expected” first quarter 2014 results this week, according to a press release. Net income was $181 million for the first quarter compared to $193 million for first quarter fiscal 2013.

The Wet Seal’s Second Quarter Shows Flat Ecommerce Sales  Aug 08, 2013 12:03 PM By Daniela Forte

The Wet Seal announced ecommerce sales were flat for the second quarter, according to a release. The retailer reported $120.5 million in net sales, an increase of 6.0% from last year.

Vitamin Shoppe Inc. Announces Second Quarter Results  Aug 08, 2013 10:43 AM By Daniela Forte

2Q13 Highlights: – Total revenue increases 14.1%, includes Super Supplements – Comparable store sales grew 2.3% – E-commerce revenues increased 18.5%, 8th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth – Fully diluted EPS of $0.60 – Opened 10 new stores.

Target Acquires DermStore Beauty Group  Aug 07, 2013 3:02 PM By Daniela Forte

Target announced this week it will be acquiring independent skin care ecommerce site DermStore Beauty Group. The acquisition will position Target to expand its share of evolving online beauty market and will further differentiate the company’s offerings, according to a press release from Target.

Lids Makes Omnichannel Deal With Macy’s  Aug 07, 2013 12:36 PM By Daniela Forte

Macy’s Inc. and LIDS Sports Group, a subsidiary of Genesco Inc., announced each have signed an agreement to open a licensed team merchandise department in Macy’s stores and online, according to a press release.

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