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Listrak’s Ross Kramer Talks Cyber Weekend Ecommerce Trends  Nov 30, 2013 10:16 AM By Tim Parry

Listrak CEO Ross Kramer talks with Multichannel Merchant’s Tim Parry about Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday ecommerce and email trends.

Adobe: Black Friday Ecommerce Sales Just Miss $2 Billion  Nov 30, 2013 7:48 AM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce sales reached $1.93 billion on Black Friday, an increase of 39% over Black Friday 2012, according to Adobe Digital Index 2013 online shopping data.

Mobile Commerce Rises on Thanksgiving Day, but Pages Load Slower  Nov 29, 2013 4:41 PM By Tim Parry

IT firm Compuware said it say a very large spike in Thanksgiving Day mobile commerce traffic. However, retail websites performed slightly slower this year.

Adobe: Thanksgiving Day Ecommerce Sales Break $1 Billion Barrier  Nov 29, 2013 4:12 PM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving Day became a $1 billion ecommerce sales day. Actual sales came in at $1.062 billion, according to the Adobe analysis based on 180 million visits to more than 1,000 U.S. retail websites.

IBM: Thanksgiving Day Ecommerce Sales Up 19.7%  Nov 29, 2013 11:04 AM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales were up 19.7% over the same period in 2012, according to the online sales trends compiled for the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Sales were moderate, and then boomed around the same time retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving night.

Happy Black Friday 2013, America! And the Violence Begins…  Nov 29, 2013 9:37 AM By Tim Parry

I may butcher the old saying, but here it goes: You are what you are when no one is looking. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] So when you do something stupid at a retail store on Thanksgiving night or Black Friday morning, everyone knows it. By 8 a.m. EST on Black […]

Back Atcha: Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Play for Jos. A. Bank  Nov 26, 2013 9:39 AM By Tim Parry

Less than 7 weeks after Jo.s A. Bank looked to acquire troubled apparel merchant Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse made an offer Tuesday to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.2 billion.

Boycotting Retailers on Thanksgiving Day? Boycott These Professions, Too  Nov 25, 2013 1:09 PM By Tim Parry

One look at your own Facebook news feed, Twitter feed, etc. will confirm what the polls are saying. Consumers don’t want stores open on Thanksgiving Day. Consumers believe retail store employees deserve Thanksgiving Day off to spend with their families. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] But if you’re dead-set against shopping […]

Why Are Retail Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?  Nov 25, 2013 1:09 PM By Tim Parry

Like it or not, retail stores will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day (or Thanksgiving Night) so mobs of consumers can get great deals on flat panel televisions, iPads, toys, apparel and more. Here’s why bricks-and-mortar feels the need to compete with ecommerce.

McMillon to Replace Duke as Walmart CEO  Nov 25, 2013 10:30 AM By Tim Parry

Walmart Stores Inc’s board of directors has elected company veteran Doug McMillon to succeed Mike Duke as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 1. McMillon was also elected to the company’s board of directors effective immediately.

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