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No Miracle on 34th St. for Macy’s, Thousands of Jobs Being Slashed  Jan 06, 2016 6:05 PM By Tim Parry

If Macy’s, Inc. was hoping for a modern-day Miracle on 34th St. the holiday season, it didn’t get one. The department store retailer had a bad holiday season, and will slash thousands of corporate and store-level jobs… and close a contact center.

Merged MarketLive-Shopatron Gets New Leader, Will Announce New Acquisition and Name  Jan 06, 2016 2:50 PM By Tim Parry

Ken Burke and Ed Stevens, the respective founders and CEOs of MarketLive and Shopatron, are remaining with the newly-merged company for the time being, according to the company, which will announce its new name and a new acquisition on Jan. 14.

From Catalogs to Ecommerce to Omnichannel, So Much Has Changed in My 10 Years With Multichannel Merchant  Jan 02, 2016 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

From a heavy direct-to-customer reliance on catalogs, to the second-coming of ecommerce, to multichannel, to the “Year of Mobile Commerce,” to our current state of omnichannel, so much has changed in my 10 years with Multichannel Merchant.

The Top 10 Stories that Shaped D-to-C Retail in 2015  Dec 31, 2015 3:38 PM By Tim Parry

With the year about to come to an end, here’s a look at the Top 10 stories that shaped direct-to-customer retail in 2015.

Is Amazon Number One in India?  Dec 18, 2015 7:42 AM By Tim Parry

According to a press release Amazon issued Dec. 14, Amazon.in became the most visited ecommerce site in India in October 2015, which includes the busy Diwali shopping season. Is Amazon really number-one in India, or is Jeff Bezos and company not giving investors and merchants a full picture of the Indian ecommerce landscape?

Rakuten to Open Flagship Store on JD Worldwide  Dec 16, 2015 10:49 AM By Tim Parry

With the goal of bringing the best Japanese products to Chinese consumers, Rakuten launched a beta version of a new online marketplace on JD Worldwide this month. Plans are underway to expand the merchandise range over time, with an initial focus on categories such as cosmetics, snacks and health food products.

Catalog Founder and Pioneer Lillian Vernon Dies at 88  Dec 15, 2015 11:17 AM By Tim Parry

Lillian Vernon, the founder and former Chairwoman of Lillian Vernon Corp., passed away Monday, December 14, at the age of 88. Read more about the life of Lillian Vernon, how she became a pioneer in the catalog industry, and the legacy she leaves behind.

Newell Rubbermaid Will Acquire Jarden Corporation for $15.4 Billion  Dec 14, 2015 5:30 PM By Tim Parry

Michael B. Polk, currently CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, will become CEO of Newell Brands. The combined company creates a $16 billion consumer goods company with portfolio of power brands in large, growing and unconsolidated global markets.

MarketLive’s Ken Burke Talks Cyber Weekend 2015 Trends  Dec 02, 2015 9:19 PM By Tim Parry

While the retail industry overall reports from comScore, ShopperTrak and National Retail Federation report tepid holiday sales results so far, MarketLive is reporting across-the-board double-digit increases in online traffic, conversion and revenues within its customer base.

Reflektion’s Kurt Heinemann on Cyber Weekend Mobile and Email Trends  Dec 02, 2015 9:00 PM By Tim Parry

Reflektion’s Kurt Heinemann talks about Cyber Weekend 2015 trends, including email abuse and mobile commerce’s new role.

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