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Schulze Booted by Best Buy for Not Reporting Dunn Affair  May 15, 2012 2:38 AM By Tim Parry

Best Buy chairman Richard Schulze will step down from his position after an independent investigator determined he knew former CEO Brian Dunn was having an improper relationship with an employee, but did not report it to the board.

Experts Say AmazonSupply Will Change B-to-B Ecommerce  Apr 26, 2012 12:42 AM By Tim Parry’s launch of its business-to-business marketplace has the potential to alter the landscape for b-to-b merchants. But while some industry experts see the launch of as an all-out game-changer for b-to-b merchants, others see Amazon’s entry as an added plus for b-to-b sellers.

Brian Dunn is Done at Best Buy  Apr 10, 2012 11:16 PM By Tim Parry

Brian Dunn has resigned as director and CEO of Best Buy. Dunn’s resignation came just two weeks after the electronics merchant announced plans to close 50 big box stores, open 100 Best Buy Mobile stores and grow its online business.

HSN Acquires Chasing Fireflies  Apr 04, 2012 2:17 AM By Tim Parry

Crosschannel retailer HSN has acquired upscale children’s apparel seller Chasing Fireflies, and will make it a part of the Cornerstone Brands operating segment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but HSN has said Chasing Fireflies will continue to operate as an independent brand.

PRC Approves Sequel to USPS’s QR Code Promo  Mar 28, 2012 11:05 PM By Tim Parry

The Postal Regulatory Commission has approved the United States Postal Service

Comerford Will Replace Departing Kanter at Moosejaw  Mar 22, 2012 11:34 PM By Tim Parry

Outdoors sporting goods and apparel merchant Moosejaw Mountaineering wasted no time in replacing president and CEO Harvey Kanter, who accepted the same role with ecommerce jewelry seller Blue Nile on Monday.

Merchants Turn to Responsive Design  Mar 20, 2012 7:37 AM By Tim Parry

If you rebuild your site using responsive design techniques, all you need is a single template and a separate cascading stylesheet per device type.

Direct Sales Drop 5.4% at Frederick’s of Hollywood  Mar 15, 2012 1:46 AM By Tim Parry

Bucking a trend seen by b-to-c retailers, poor sales in its direct channels has hurt apparel merchant Frederick’s of Hollywood. Though company chairman and CEO Thomas Lynch attributed a net sales decrease for the second quarter ended Jan. 28 to post-Christmas clearance sales, it was the second straight quarter that direct channels have put Frederick’s sales in the red. Builds a Relationship With Email  Mar 13, 2012 2:00 AM By Tim Parry

A big reason for’s is having success with email marketing, director of email marketing Matt Bunn said, is because it’s beginning to treat the tactic as it would its social media channels. That is, wanted to be conversational with its customers, not just throw a deal a day their way.

Day 3: Tweets from #etail2012  Mar 02, 2012 8:54 PM By Tim Parry

Etail West is in the books, and thousands of tweets cameout of Palm Springs. Multichannel Merchant senior content manager Tim Parry Storified some of the top tweets of Day 3 here. Miss the Day 1 tweets? Read them here. Day 2 tweets can be found here.

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