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Nordstrom’s Ecommerce Sales Rose Faster than Amazon.com  May 17, 2014 2:35 PM By Tim Parry

Nordstrom direct net sales increased 33% in the first quarter, driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the online experience.

JCPenney Online Sales are Growing Faster than Amazon  May 16, 2014 9:58 AM By Tim Parry

Is JCPenney growing faster than Amazon.com? Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, JCPenneys’ first-quarter online sales grew at a faster pace than Amazon’s. Here’s why.

comScore: U.S. Ecommerce Spending Grows Nearly 12%  May 15, 2014 6:00 AM By Tim Parry

Desktop ecommerce accounted for 11.7% of consumers’ discretionary spending, the highest first quarter share on record. Of the additional $7.3 billion in mobile commerce, purchasing using smartphones accounted for 62% vs. 38% from tablets.

How Modnique Sucessfully Sells in Russia  May 14, 2014 7:37 PM By Tim Parry

From the day it launched its ecommerce site three years ago, fashion ecommerce site Modnique set out to sell globally. With a localized .ru version of its ecommerce site, Modnique was able to have success targeting customers in Russia.

Macy’s Inc. Not Interested in Sears Canada  May 14, 2014 3:47 PM By Tim Parry

Sears Holdings announced Wednesday that it is exploring strategic alternatives for its 51% interest in Sears Canada, including a potential sale of Sears Holdings’ interest or Sears Canada as a whole. But don’t expect Macy’s Inc. to make an offer.

From Intern to CTO: Bulu Box’s Caitlin Bales Graduates to C-Level  May 09, 2014 10:41 AM By Tim Parry

Here’s something you don’t see every day – someone trading in her mortarboard for a proverbial executive cap. But four months after she began an internship with Bulu Box, Caitlin Bales became the company’s chief technology officer.

Target Calls it Flexible, We Call it Omnichannel  May 09, 2014 7:26 AM By Tim Parry

In a Q&A with interim CEO John Mulligan for Target’s A Bullseye View blog, Mulligan says customers can expect to see a “more-flexible” Target in the future. Here’s a look at how Target is going omnichannel… or making life more flexible for its customers.

Amazon Adds Sunday Delivery to 15 More Cities  May 08, 2014 3:28 PM By Tim Parry

In addition to the 15 cities just announced, Amazon and the USPS plan to continue to roll out Sunday delivery to a large portion of the U.S. population this year.

Office Depot Says Ecommerce is Fine for Canada Market  May 08, 2014 1:08 PM By Tim Parry

The purchasing preference of B2B customers in Canada has shifted: Just 3% Office Depot’s sales in Canada came via its OfficeMax Grand & Toy come bricks-and-mortar stores.

Why Office Depot Will Close 400+ Stores  May 07, 2014 1:06 PM By Tim Parry

Office Depot chairman and CEO Roland Smith said a staged approach to store closures allows Office Depot to minimize risk and adapt its learnings to future groups of store closings.

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