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The Direct Marketing Association announced today that they will begin a search for a new president/CEO to replace John A. Greco, Jr., who has resigned his role effective today. The DMA did not give a reason for Greco’s resignation.
Seed merchant saw a 5% spike in sales between Christmas and New Year’s with an e-mail and public relations campaign.
Did 2009 end on a high note for retailers? It depends on who you ask. The National Retail Federation and U.S. Census Bureau said December sales improved year-over-year, but their estimates differed.
Tim Henderson, a business development manager for Microsoft, said his company has made strides with its map features that he hopes will make Bing Maps a choice of multichannel retailers.
Online sales reported to Forrester grew 11% in the first quarter of 2009, 12% in the second, 16% in the third and 26% in the fourth.
As a merchant, you may consider yourself to be multichannel. But the customer views your bricks-and-mortar stores and Website as one entity, according to a survey shown Monday at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention and Expo.
Online purchasing behavior monitoring company comScore said that e-commerce spending from Nov. 1 through Christmas Eve was about $27 million, an increase of 5% over last year.
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.
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.
E-commerce marketplace eBay said it saw a surge in m-commerce sales this holiday season.