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Storified: Ron Johnson Out as JCP’s CEO  Apr 09, 2013 11:47 AM By Tim Parry

Ron Johnson is out as CEO of the troubled general merchant, and has been replaced by the man he replaced at the end of 2011, Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III. Here’s what’s being said on Twitter, via Storify, about the move. [View the story "Ron Johnson Leaves JCP" on Storify] Ron Johnson Leaves JCP After […]

Bloomberg: JCP’s Johnson’s Pay was Cut 96%  Apr 09, 2013 11:32 AM By Tim Parry

Not like we didn’t see the end of the Ron Johnson era coming at J.C. Penney… but on April 3, Bloomberg reported the ousted CEO’s salary had been slashed 96%. It wasn’t just Johnson, bonuses were not given to any of JCP’s executives. When hired, Johnson promised a $1 billion in profits in his first […]

Ron Johnson Era Ends at J.C. Penney  Apr 08, 2013 11:37 PM By Tim Parry

Ron Johnson is out as CEO of the troubled general merchant, and has been replaced by the man he replaced at the end of 2011, Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III.

Menlo Establishes New Logistics Hub for Fox Head in Europe  Apr 08, 2013 8:39 PM By Tim Parry

Menlo will provide transport management services for inbound product and distribution to the Fox dealer network; inventory and warehousing management and order fulfilment and dispatch. The facility will utilize Fox’s voice recognition technology.

Amazon’s Cure to Short-Term Thinking in Business  Apr 08, 2013 4:41 PM By Tim Parry

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, explores the main symptoms associated with the current plague of short-term thinking, how companies can begin growing again, and how the “Amazon Cure” and Jeff Bezos’ focus on innovation and investment help create long-term value.

Is Big Data Big Hype or the Next Big Thing?  Apr 04, 2013 9:48 PM By Tim Parry

Last year, Big Data seemed to be the buzzword at every marketing conference. If merchants adopted Big Data, great things would happen – namely, better targeting of their clients and prospects, and the greater ability to build 1-to-1 relationships. But there also seemed to be a Big Disconnect with Big Data. Back in the late […]

Speltz to Replace Bebis as CEO at Brookstone  Apr 04, 2013 7:07 PM By Tim Parry

Brookstone announced that it has accepted the resignation of Stephen Bebis , its President and CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 4. James M. Speltz , the Company’s Vice President, Chief Operating Officer has been appointed as the Company’s new President and CEO.

MCM Outlook 2013: Operations and Fulfillment  Apr 03, 2013 9:44 AM By Tim Parry

Big challenges face B2B and B2C merchants as they try to keep up with the always-connected customer. As a result, around-the-clock direct-to customer activity has made fulfillment and contact centers even busier. As behind-the-scenes activity increases, merchants are doing their best to keep their processes flowing.In this MCM Outlook 2013 report on Operations and Fulfillment, you will learn:

United Stationers Reports First Quarter 2013 Results  Apr 02, 2013 7:50 PM By Tim Parry

United Stationers Reports First Quarter 2013 Results (via PR Newswire) DEERFIELD, Ill., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR) reported results for the first quarter 2013. First Quarter Financial Summary Net sales of $1.25 billion were flat to the prior year’s first quarter sales after adjusting for one less workday in the […]

Wayfair and REI Release April Fool’s Products  Apr 01, 2013 11:56 PM By Tim Parry

Hiking gear for my cat? No kitten? Nope, April Fool’s!

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