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GameStop Brings Mobile Shopping Cart to Brick and Mortar  Jan 27, 2015 5:19 PM By Tim Parry

GameStop plans to use Microsoft Azure cloud platform to continue to enhance the in-store mobile engagement of its customers in interactive, informative and entertaining ways. That includes an industry-first – a mobile shopping cart that can be transferred directly to a store POS.

Consumers Embrace Shopping from Smartphones  Jan 27, 2015 3:24 PM By Tim Parry

Consumers have embraced online shopping from their smartphones, boosting their spending by 125% across all product categories, according to the results of MarketLive’s latest quarterly Performance Index report.

SkyMall Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection  Jan 23, 2015 4:02 PM By Tim Parry

The days of buying garden gnomes, orthopedic pet beds and assorted tchachkies from SkyMall, the iconic catalog found in airline seat-back pocket. SkyMall and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.

Save the Date: Growing Global is Going Hollywood  Jan 22, 2015 2:29 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel Merchant has announced its second-annual Growing Global conference will be held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA July 21-22.

Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?  Jan 21, 2015 8:58 AM By Tim Parry

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans? Stay tuned, or read on… Tim Parry explains.

Welcome Back, JCPenney Catalog  Jan 20, 2015 11:16 AM By Tim Parry

JCPenney said in 2009 that it was dropping catalogs because they had become a tool to browse merchandise before shopping online or in JCPenney stores.

Target Can’t Say “Blame Canada”  Jan 15, 2015 12:35 PM By Tim Parry

Target’s life in Canada did not last very long. Tuesday was the 4th anniversary of Target’s $1.85 billion Canada acquisition of the Zellers chain from Hudson’s Bay Company. Here’s why Target had a hard time winning over Canada.

Consumers and Merchants Had a Cautious Holiday Season  Jan 11, 2015 9:42 AM By Tim Parry

Consumers were concerned about 2013 holiday season issues that kept last-minute deals from getting to their doorsteps.

Macy’s Inc. Restructuring with Omnichannel in Mind  Jan 08, 2015 4:54 PM By Tim Parry

Actions include a restructuring of merchandising and marketing functions at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s consistent with the company’s omnichannel approach to retailing, as well as a series of adjustments to its field and store operations to increase productivity and efficiency.

Parcel Delivery Innovations will Fuel Global Eommerce Growth  Jan 07, 2015 10:42 AM By Tim Parry

Fastlane International says that international parcel market are poised for some significant developments in 2015. See what these developments for the global market.

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