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UPS Talks About Shopping and Returns  Jul 29, 2013 4:51 PM By Daniela Forte

Omnichannel is all the buzz right now among consumers. In a recent one-on-one interview with Multichannel Merchant, Melanie Alavi, retail manager for UPS, explains why it is important more than ever for merchants to embrace the anytime, anywhere shopper.

Kmart Launches Pay in Store Option for Shoppers  Jul 29, 2013 2:16 PM By Daniela Forte

In an integrated retailing first, Shop Your Way members and customers now have more payment choices with Kmart’s nationwide launch of Pay in Store.

Hudson’s Bay Acquires Saks  Jul 29, 2013 1:28 PM By Daniela Forte

Hudson’s Bay Company announced on July 29 the acquisition of Saks, valued at $2.9 billion or $16 a share, according to a press release from Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Hudson’s Bay Company also owns Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters.

Consumers Want Faster Online Shopping  Jul 26, 2013 11:47 AM By Daniela Forte

Survey results released today show that over four in ten (44 percent) consumers would shop more online if it were faster to make a purchase, while nearly three-quarters (72 percent) agree that the overall experience of surfing the web could be better.

eBay Now Expands Delivery Reach In Existing Locations  Jul 23, 2013 12:45 PM By Daniela Forte

Local shopping service eBay Now, which already delivers products to consumers from local retailers in the San Francisco, San Jose and New York City markets, has expanded its reach in those areas.

Men’s Wearhouse Acquires Brand Joseph Abboud  Jul 18, 2013 1:55 PM By Daniela Forte

The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JA Holding, Inc. (“JA Holding”), the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud.

H&M Launching Ecommerce Site In August  Jul 18, 2013 11:11 AM By Daniela Forte

Clothing and accessories retailer H&M, which currently has 2,900 brick-and-mortar stores across 40 countries, confirmed that it will launch an ecommerce site next month.

5 Steps eBags Used to Create a Successful Crosschannel Campaign  Jul 17, 2013 11:53 AM By Daniela Forte

Online accessories retailer eBags worked with ExactTarget to create its 2012 back-to-school sweepstakes, “Bag an iPad,” connecting its customers with social media.

Why Email Marketing’s Significant Growth Continues  Jul 12, 2013 11:02 AM By Daniela Forte

Customer acquisition via email marketing has magnified since 2009. According to Custora’s report “E-Commerce Customer Acquisition Snapshot” the channel grew from 0.88% of customers acquired in 2009 to 6.84% in 2013.

Office Depot-OfficeMax Merger Approved  Jul 10, 2013 1:22 PM By Daniela Forte

OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Depot. Office Depot stockholders voted to approve the issuance of shares of Office Depot common stock to OfficeMax stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.

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