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Barnes & Noble Closes Book on CEO Boire

| Tim Parry

The Board of Directors of Barnes & Noble Inc. has determined that it was in the best interests of all parties for CEO Ronald D. Boire to leave the company, less than a year before he started with the company. So what’s next for the bookseller?

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Gander Mountain Reels In Former Sports Authority CMO

| Tim Parry

Outdoor specialty retailer Gander Mountain announced today that former Sports Authority Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Digital Officer Ron Stoupa has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Ecommerce

Macy’s Closing 100 Stores, Investing in Ecommerce

| Tim Parry

Macy’s Inc. said Thursday that it will close approximately 100 Macy’s full-line stores and will invest in improvements in ongoing stores and digital vehicles. Stores will remain critical customer touchpoints for Macy’s, along with online shopping and mobile apps, as omnichannel retailing continues to evolve, Macy’s Inc. said in a press release.

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Alibaba and JD.com Boast Big Numbers

| Tim Parry

Alibaba Group and JD.com both released quarterly sales results this week that show ecommerce in China shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s what each is doing to drive cross-border ecommerce.

Trump Beating Clinton… In Ecommerce Merchandise Searches

| Tim Parry

The number of Americans who have searched for Donald Trump merchandise since April outnumbers those who have searched for Hillary Clinton merchandise by a margin of almost five-to-one. But when looking at the boost in online searches for such merchandise prior to and just after each candidate’s nominating convention, Clinton received the bigger “bounce.” Here’s a deep dive into presidential ecommerce merchandise search stats from Hitwise, a division of Connexity.

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Why Jet.com is Kind of a Big Deal for Walmart

| Tim Parry

At press time, Walmart has yet to acquire Jet.com, as The Wall Street Journal suggested was a $3 billion possibility on August 3. But industry experts say Walmart’s acquisition of Jet.com could be kind of a big deal. Here’s a look into all the possibilities a marriage of Walmart and Jet.com could bring.

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Is Walmart Making a Play for Jet.com?

| Tim Parry

Walmart is in talks to buy ecommerce marketplace startup Jet.com, according to an article published August 3 by The Wall Street Journal. And the price tag is not a Rollback deal: According to the article, sourced say Walmart is willing to pay $3. Lets take a look at why Jet.com is a vital piece to Walmart’s ecommerce puzzle.

Newegg, Pitney Bowes Make Waves Down Under

| Tim Parry

Newegg and Pitney Bowes are making waves down under, with both announcing brand extensions this week in Australia. Newegg has launched a store on eBay Australia, and Pitney Bowes will help Australian merchants sell cross-border.