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Post By Tim Parry

Lists or Co-ops: Which Fits Your Prospecting Puzzle?  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Even before the recession really kicked in two years ago, merchants were beating the co-op databases to death. And when the economy caused catalogers

Best Bets for Promoting E-gift Cards  Oct 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

If you’re going to embrace the growing e-gift-card business, you need to augment those efforts with the proper marketing program. Lauren Freedman, president

Crutchfield.com Simplifies Online Shopping  Sep 17, 2010 11:43 PM By Tim Parry

Computers and electronics merchant Crutchfield takes highly technical, potentially confusing merchandise and presents it on its Website in a way that makes it easy for the average consumer to understand and purchase. That’s why it was awarded a Silver in the 2010 MCM Awards Computer and High-Tech Equipment and Software category.

Green Mountain Buys Van Houtte  Sep 16, 2010 6:22 PM By Tim Parry

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters acquired LJVH Holdings, the parent company of Canadian gourmet coffee brand Van Houtte, for $890 million. The deal was announced Sept. 14 in Green Mountain

Silver Winner Performance Bicycle is on a Roll  Sep 07, 2010 6:59 AM By Tim Parry

Comprehensive product information and excellent merchandising, coupled with strong branding and a super multichannel strategy, make Performance Bicycle a 2010 MCM Awards winner. Buying guides and how-to sections make this site much more than just an online order form for the company

Gold-Winner eBags Keeps Getting Better  Sep 07, 2010 6:43 AM By Tim Parry

Niche e-commerce sites come and go, but online handbags and accessories seller eBags continues to be a powerhouse. 2010 marked the 10th-consecutive year that eBags took home a Gold in the MCM Awards competition; this time in the Consumer Specialty Products, Sales Over $20 million category.

Website of the Year  Sep 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Is the Musician’s Friend site as loud as a garage band jamming to a Metallica tune, or as mellow as the lounge act strumming a Jason Mraz hit? It’s a little bit of both

Jackson & Perkins, Park Seed Filings Reflect the Times  Aug 21, 2010 1:35 AM By Tim Parry

While seed mailers tend to do well in a recession, their ornamental plant counterparts tend to struggle. Which means the timing of George W. Park Seed Co.’s 2007 acquisition of Jackson & Perkins Co. may have put both merchants on a crash course with Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

CompUSA Makes Retail Stores Multichannel  Aug 19, 2010 5:09 PM By Tim Parry

Gilbert Fiorentino, chief executive of Systemax Technology Worldwide, said he’s seen this connection between the Internet and retail help Systemax’s 39 CompUSA stores. By creating as many touch-points with the Internet as possible on the sales floor, CompUSA saw a 20% increase in in-store conversions in 2009.

Branding Makes LLBean.com an MCM Awards Winner  Aug 12, 2010 7:28 PM By Tim Parry

An impressive home page was just one factor in LLBean.com taking a Silver Award this year in the Apparel, Sales Over $20 Million category.

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