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Ship My Pants? Sure, Ship My Bed While You’re At It, Kmart  Apr 13, 2013 4:37 PM By Tim Parry

It’s pretty easy for me to forget about Kmart when I’m shopping, but its latest viral video (by DraftFCB Chicago) has certainly made the discount retailer top-of-mind.

Americans Consumers are Fed Up with Bad Ads  Apr 12, 2013 3:48 PM By Tim Parry

InsightsOne announced the findings of its 2013 Bad Ads Survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on its behalf from February 27-March 1, 2013 among over 2,100 American adults aged 18 and older. The survey, which was aimed at determining American attitudes and behavior around the ads they see every day, found that fully 87% are […]

SmartHub Ecommerce Study Releases Cyber Monday Results  Apr 11, 2013 11:00 PM By Tim Parry

SmartHub® eCommerce Study Releases Cyber Monday Results (via PR Newswire) ATLANTA, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC), a best-of-breed commerce provider integrating digital technology, fulfillment, and contact center solutions to support global brands, today announced summary results of its latest SmartHub® eCommerce benchmark analysis,…

Lessons Learned from J.C. Penney  Apr 09, 2013 8:54 PM By Tim Parry

A few questions went through my mind when I heard Ron Johnson stepped down (as the press release reads) as CEO at J.C. Penney. One was the Ron Burgundy line, “Well, that escalated quickly!” And with former CEO Mike Ullman waiting in the wings to return to his job (on an interim basis), I also […]

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Ron Johnson is out as CEO of the troubled general merchant, and has been replaced by the man he replaced at the end of 2011, Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III.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Ron Johnson is out as CEO of the troubled general merchant, and has been replaced by the man he replaced at the end of 2011, Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III.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

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