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Online Retailers Celebrate a Holiday Season of Conversions  Dec 18, 2013 3:09 PM By Daniela Forte

Online retailers have a reason to celebrate this holiday season. This was a record-breaking season for many, according to this infographic from Monetate. Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, ecommerce sales were $5.2 billion, an increase of 16.5% over 2012. Black Friday saw $1.5 billion in online sales, while Cyber Monday saw $2 billion in online sales.

Toys R Us Reports Grim Third Quarter Results  Dec 18, 2013 2:39 PM By Daniela Forte

Toys R Us’ sales continue to decline and the net loss is continuing to grow in the third quarter, according to its earnings release. Comparable store net sales were down 5.2% in the domestic segment primarily resulting from decreases in the learning, juvenile (including baby) and core toy categories.

Staples Europe Launches Two New Websites in Germany and Netherlands  Dec 18, 2013 1:31 PM By Daniela Forte

Staples Europe announced the launch of its new websites in both Germany and Netherlands. The newer websites are offering consumers a fresher look and feel and many new features to improve the overall multichannel shopping experience, according to a press release.

Facebook Ad Performance Spikes for Retailers During Key Shopping Dates  Dec 17, 2013 2:43 PM By Daniela Forte

Facebook ad performance spiked for retailers. Nearly 1/3 of revenue and conversions from Nov. 1 through Dec. 2 occurred between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, according to this infographic by Kenshoo.

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.

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