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Although the U.S. Postal Service incurred its worst net loss ever — nearly $16 billion for fiscal year 2012 — there was at least one shining light: its shipping and package business. Find out how the USPS has grown this segment.
Kitchen/home goods merchant Williams-Sonoma posted impressive numbers for its third quarter ended Oct. 28, punctuated by a 14.7% rise in direct-to-customer sales and a 16.7% increase in ecommerce revenue. Direct-to-customer sales accounted for 47% of the company’s total third-quarter revenue.
Online giant Amazon.com launched Amazon Wine on Thursday
Thanks largely to its chief operating officer, Stony Creek Brands survived Superstorm Sandy through precise preparation and team execution.
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has extended its ecommerce reach to more than 100 countries, thanks to a partnership with FiftyOne Global Ecommerce. John Koryl, president of Neiman Marcus Direct, said the partnership with FiftyOne allows Neiman Marcus to
Industrial cleanup supplies B2B merchant New Pig experienced some delivery service delays
Berkshire Hathaway, the Omaha, NE-based holding company owned by billionaire Warren Buffett, announced Friday it had acquired Omaha, NE-based gifts and novelties merchant Oriental Trading Co. in an all cash deal for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to close by the end of November.
When October sales figures were released Thursday, they showed many companies posting impressive same-store results and minimal monthly and quarterly gains.
After being acquired by Mattress USA last month, Richard Sexton, president and CEO of furniture and home decor merchant Carolina Rustica,said his business can now focus on what it does best.
As much of the East Coast seeks to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the storm’s wake could have a significant impact on inbound freight as Black Friday looms less than a month away.
by Ian Goldman
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