Post By Tim Parry

Gander Mountain Announces Plans to Delist  Dec 31, 2009 9:44 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel outdoor gear and apparel merchant Gander Mountain took another step in its intent to go private on Dec. 29 when it announced plans to withdraw its shares of common stock from listing on the Nasdaq Global Market.

1-800-Flowers.com to Drop Partnership With Affinion  Dec 30, 2009 1:14 AM By Tim Parry

Multititle mailer 1-800-flowers.com said on Dec. 23 that that it will not renew its contract for third-party administration of its membership program with affinity marketing firm Affinion, and will eliminate data-passing of credit card information.

eBay Sees Surge in M-commerce Sales  Dec 29, 2009 3:10 AM By Tim Parry

E-commerce marketplace eBay said it saw a surge in m-commerce sales this holiday season.

La Tienda Opens First Retail Location  Dec 16, 2009 4:21 AM By Tim Parry

Spanish foods importer La Tienda opened its first retail store on Dec. 10 in Williamsburg, VA. Other than its proximity to its headquarters in nearby Toano, VA, why Williamsburg?

FedEx to Raise Ground Rates 4.9%  Dec 09, 2009 4:45 AM By Tim Parry

FedEx announced late last week that it will increase the standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 4. The increase will match a previously announced rate increase by rival carrier UPS.

LAUNCHES TWITTER PROMOTION  Dec 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

IN A MOVE TO INCREASE ITS PRESENCE on the Twitter and Facebook social media platforms, Sierra Trading Post is asking its customers to add the hashtag

OFFICE DEPOT GETS FLASHY WITH GIFTS MICROSITE  Dec 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

TO ENCOURAGE CONSUMERS to check out its fun holiday gifts, office supplies merchant Office Depot in November launched the microsite Top30SmartGifts.com.

Digital signage comes to life  Dec 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

If you visit a Justice store, you may notice large plasma screens showing the latest video from Jonas Brothers. When the song is over, an ad for an apparel

Marketing Strategies:Merchants Embrace the Cause  Dec 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Tim Parry

2009 WAS A TOUGH YEAR FOR MANY TO BE CHARITABLE, but that didn’t stop several marketers from supporting causes. In fact, many merchants are incorporating

Elfing Himself: Q&A With Office Max’s Bob Thacker  Dec 01, 2009 1:04 AM By Tim Parry

Bob Thacker, the senior vice president-marketing and advertising at Office Max, has elfed himself again. The number of visitors to ElfYourself.com dropped last year, but Thacker says engagement by those visitors rose, which is part of the reason ElfYourself.com has returned for 2009.

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