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Holiday E-commerce Sales, Use to Rise  Dec 02, 2008 4:21 AM By Tim Parry

Although the price of gas has plummeted since the Deloitte annual holiday survey of retail spending and trends was conducted, Deloitte vice chairman Stacy Janiak says a do-over would produce similar results

Boudin Bakery Slicing Off Print Catalog  Dec 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

Instead of Dropping its Usual 300,000 Catalogs in October, Boudin Bakery sent customers a flier to tell them it will no longer be producing print catalogs.

A Holiday Shortfall Could Bring Catalog Carnage  Dec 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

Two Weeks Before Thanksgiving, some industry financial experts were already declaring the holiday season a bust. Part of that was the November announcements

Bargains In, Gift Cards Out This Holiday  Nov 20, 2008 3:54 AM By Tim Parry

Hoping for a gift card this holiday season? You may be out of luck, as new surveys show that gift cards are falling out of favor with shoppers

E-Commerce is Getting More Social  Nov 18, 2008 9:32 PM By Tim Parry

A pair of surveys released this month indicate that social media is becoming a must for online retailers

Horrible Holiday Will Mean More Retail Casualties to Come  Nov 13, 2008 4:10 AM By Tim Parry

Merchants and financial experts typically wait until after the fourth quarter to declare the holiday season a bust.

Research Sets Sites on the Season  Nov 06, 2008 8:53 PM By Tim Parry

Is your site set for the holiday season? It better be, because the spike in traffic is going to come sooner than you think, at least according to a survey released today by digital marketer Oneupweb.

Former Paragon CEO Helps Reopen Its RI DC  Nov 05, 2008 9:01 PM By Tim Parry

Some Rhode Island residents consider fixing up their beach house as a summer project. Steve Rowley brought a shuttered 132,000 sq.-ft. distribution center in Westerly, RI, back to life.

Survey: More Store Shoppers Are Researching Online  Nov 04, 2008 4:30 PM By Tim Parry

Even store customers are getting more Web savvy. The number of U.S. consumers using the Web to research items before buying them in a store has risen 10% since 2006, according to a study released last week by Vertis Communications.

A fool’s errand  Nov 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Reports show that consumers are increasingly watching television shows on the Internet. Does that mean you can recycle your short-form DRTV spots and

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