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Century Novelty Launches Mobile Site  Oct 28, 2010 5:27 PM By Tim Parry

Speaking Tuesday at the Mobile Shopping Summit in New York, Century Novelty vice president and general manager Ian MacDonald said the company decided it needed a mobile site in August after attending sessions about mobile shopping at a trade show.

Jos. A. Bank Launches Big and Tall Website  Oct 21, 2010 8:52 PM By Tim Parry

Men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers is, um, expanding: The merchant has launched a new website,, dedicated to the products offered under its big-and-tall customer category.

From Diapers to Soap: Q&A With Quidsi’s Josh Himwich  Oct 14, 2010 9:31 PM By Tim Parry

On July 15, ecommerce company Quidsi launched the new ecommerce site, just five years after it started Josh Himwich, director of ecommerce solutions for Quidsi, talked to Multichannel Merchant senior writer Tim Parry about the new site launch.

September Retail Sales Rise; Holiday Looks Happy  Oct 07, 2010 9:39 PM By Tim Parry

It’s beginning to look like a happier holiday season for the retail industry. A day after the National Retail Federation said it’s projecting a 2.3% rise in holiday sales for 2010, several merchants reported better-than-expected numbers for September.

Are List Exchanges Making a Return?  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

As co-ops and conventional list rentals figure out how to co-exist in a changing market, some think that list exchanges are poised to make a comeback.

Online Gift Cards Pick Up Steam  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Not only are gift cards still hot, the medium has quickly gone from paper to pixels, according to Lauren Freedman, president of ecommerce E-tailing Group.

Lists or Co-ops: Which Fits Your Prospecting Puzzle?  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Even before the recession really kicked in two years ago, merchants were beating the co-op databases to death. And when the economy caused catalogers

Best Bets for Promoting E-gift Cards  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

If you’re going to embrace the growing e-gift-card business, you need to augment those efforts with the proper marketing program. Lauren Freedman, president Simplifies Online Shopping  Sep 17, 2010 11:43 PM By Tim Parry

Computers and electronics merchant Crutchfield takes highly technical, potentially confusing merchandise and presents it on its Website in a way that makes it easy for the average consumer to understand and purchase. That’s why it was awarded a Silver in the 2010 MCM Awards Computer and High-Tech Equipment and Software category.

Green Mountain Buys Van Houtte  Sep 16, 2010 6:22 PM By Tim Parry

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters acquired LJVH Holdings, the parent company of Canadian gourmet coffee brand Van Houtte, for $890 million. The deal was announced Sept. 14 in Green Mountain

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