Walmart reported its net sales for the third quarter of $114.9 billion, an increase of 1.6% from last year, according to its financial report released on Nov. 14.
Millions of consumers will use their smartphones as an integral part of their holiday shopping experience. According to this infographic from Sparked, winning the mobile commerce game is not simply about tactics during the holiday season. It’s about building relationships, loyalty, and mutual interactions throughout the year.
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.