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Congratulations on the Oscar, Jared Leto… Whoever You Are…  Mar 03, 2014 1:13 AM By Tim Parry

This may sound like something I’m making up… But I have never seen Jared Leto act. Nope, never saw a single movie or show he’s in, and I probably couldn’t tell you anything about the band he’s in. And I’m getting hell for it on Facebook. Really. How dare I say I never saw “Fight […]

Holiday 2014 Expectations are High  Feb 27, 2014 12:11 PM By Tim Parry

The 2013 holiday season showed excellent ecommerce growth. But thanks to some unforeseen consumer trends, the best laid plans of retailers went awry. By analyzing holiday 2013 customer shopping pattern, merchants should be all set for the 2014 holiday season.

JCPenney Makes a Commitment to Omnichannel  Feb 27, 2014 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

With sales of $1.08 billion for fiscal year 2013, an increase of 5.8%, it appears JCPenney has its ecommerce channel back on track. And on its Feb. 26 earning call, JCPenney chairman and CEO Mile Ullman said the retailer is ready to make ecommerce a part of an overall omnichannel sales strategy.

Sears Holdings’ FY Revenues Down $1.7 Billion  Feb 27, 2014 6:49 AM By Tim Parry

Sears Holdings’ domestic comparable store sales declined 3.8%, comprised of decreases of 3.6% at Kmart and 4.1% at Sears Domestic in fiscal year 2013. Here’s a full look at Sears Holdings’ full-year financial results.

Data Breach Affects Target’s 4Q U.S. Sales  Feb 26, 2014 8:05 AM By Tim Parry

What did the major data breach at Target mean for the merchant’s bottom line? It meant fewer consumers shopping at the mass merchant, as well as a $17 million net expense related to the data breach investigation. Target announced Wednesday that sales for its U.S. segment in the fourth-quarter decreased 6.6%.

The Home Depot Sales Up 5.4% for Fiscal Year  Feb 25, 2014 8:37 AM By Tim Parry

The Home Depot’s sales for fiscal year 2013 were $78.8 billion, an increase of 5.4% from fiscal year 2012. Excluding the 53rd week in the prior fiscal year, sales for fiscal year 2013 increased 7.2% from fiscal 2012.

Fiscal Year Sales for Macy’s Inc. Finished Flat  Feb 25, 2014 8:31 AM By Tim Parry

When you include sales from departments licensed to third parties, Macy’s 2013 sales on a comparable basis were up 2.8%. But in reality, Macy’s sales of $27.9 billion gave it just a 0.9% increase over fiscal 2012. Here’s why.

Solid Fourth-quarter Sales Spark Office Depot Inc.  Feb 25, 2014 8:04 AM By Tim Parry

All three business units of Office Depot Inc. saw double-digit sales in the fourth-quarter of 2013. And that surge helped Office Depot’s total sales for 2013 increase 5.1% for the year.

7 Takeaways from IR Focus Orlando  Feb 23, 2014 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

IR Focus: Web Design + Mobile Commerce 2014 was held earlier this month in Orlando. Here are 7 takeawys from IR Focus sessions that you can use as you enhance and update your marketing campaigns and ecommerce sites.

Walmart’s Fiscal 2014 Global Ecommerce Sales Top $10 Billion  Feb 22, 2014 4:25 PM By Tim Parry

Wall Street wasn’t wowed when Walmart announced its consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2014. But the retailer was able to hang its hat on its global ecommerce sales, which grew 30% and surpassed $10 billion.

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