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Live From eTail: Dell Does $3 Million in Sales on Twitter  Aug 06, 2009 8:24 PM By Tim Parry

Computer seller Dell did $3 million in sales last year through its Twitter accounts, Dell director of communities and conversions Liana Frey said Wednesday during a keynote session at eTail 2009.

Live From eTail: Home Depot is Ready to Embrace E-Commerce For Real  Aug 06, 2009 2:05 AM By Tim Parry

The Home Depot’s e-commerce site was not built in a day. And when Michael Cooper took over last year as the home improvement merchant’s vice president-specialty channels, he knew that rebuilding its e-commerce site would also take more than a day

Live From eTail: Alternative Payments Becoming Mainstream  Aug 06, 2009 2:02 AM By Tim Parry

Speaking at eTail on Tuesday, Brad Wolansky said even though Orvis had made a deal with the alternative payment service provider, he felt an association with Bill Me Later was sort of low-brow for the upscale outdoor apparel and home goods retailer

DRESS BARN SNAPS UP TWEEN BRANDS  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Women’s Clothing Retailer Dress Barn has Acquired Tween Brands in an All-stock Deal Worth $157 Million. A multichannel retailer of fashion and accessories

Sad Ending for Smith & Hawken  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. is Pulling the Plug on Smith & Hawken. The catalog and Website of the high-end home and garden merchant stopped taking orders

DineWise Acquires Home Bistro  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Gourmet Foods Merchant Home Bistro Foods is Back in Business: Rival prepared-foods merchant DineWise bought the company out of Chapter 11 on June 11.

Bookish Buyers Back Off  Aug 01, 2009 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

The books, music and video market totaled 3.5 million active names in the first quarter of 2009, according to list brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera.

Zappos.com Fits For Amazon  Jul 23, 2009 8:21 PM By Tim Parry

If the shoe fits, wear it. That’s a big reason Amazon.com decided to spend more than $850 million in a non-cash deal to acquire online shoe and apparel giant Zappos.com.

Amazon Buys Zappos For $850 Million  Jul 23, 2009 6:16 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon.com announced today that it would purchase online apparel and footwear merchant Zappos.com in a deal worth more that $850 million.

Quebecor World Emerges From Chapter 11, Will Be World Color Press  Jul 23, 2009 12:45 AM By Tim Parry

Catalog printer Quebecor World emerged from bankruptcy protection on July 21, and will now be known as World Color Press. According to the Montreal, PQ-based printing firm, World Color Press was previously the name of one of the merged companies that …

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