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Why Are Retail Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?  Nov 25, 2013 1:09 PM By Tim Parry

Like it or not, retail stores will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day (or Thanksgiving Night) so mobs of consumers can get great deals on flat panel televisions, iPads, toys, apparel and more. Here’s why bricks-and-mortar feels the need to compete with ecommerce.

JCPenney and Kmart Tweet-off the Holiday Season  Nov 23, 2013 8:43 AM By Tim Parry

Kmart and JCPenney tweeted off in a battle of wits, holiday hashtags and, well, pants and this cute and possibly un-staged merchant match-up. It was fun, and deserved the slow-clap, until Wrangler chimed in.

The ProFlowers Personalization Fail  Nov 20, 2013 2:20 PM By Tim Parry

This morning, my wife asked me if I got the email she forwarded me from ProFlowers. I know she doesn’t like to receive flowers (this is a documented fact, not a cop out excuse by a husband), so I was figuring maybe she wanted me to order a gift for someone. Then I saw the […]

Remembering Daryl Logullo  Nov 19, 2013 6:58 PM By Tim Parry

We’re thinking with a heavy heart about Daryl Logullo, husband to Beth, and father to Matthew and Katherine, who died suddenly on Nov. 18. We received the sad news Tuesday in an email from David Auerbach, president of metal detector seller Kellyco Metal detectors, where Daryl had been Director of Ecommerce and Marketing since March.

Well Played, Kmart, Well Played…  Nov 18, 2013 6:26 PM By Tim Parry

So many puns, so little time. But let’s just say Kmart’s latest viral video for its Joe Boxer brand is, well, a bell-ringer.

The 12 Trends of the Christmas… Holiday Shopping 2013  Nov 14, 2013 5:26 PM By Tim Parry

The Holiday 2013 shopping season has started early: Here are the 12 trends of Christmas shopping you need to watch.

Amazon-USPS Sunday Delivery a Win for Consumers  Nov 12, 2013 10:25 AM By Tim Parry

It sounds like Amazon did its homework when it decided to offer Sunday delivery to its Amazon Prime members. And the U.S. Postal Service was smart enough to pounce on the opportunity to be its Sunday delivery provider.

Inventory Management, Lack of Ecommerce, Killed Building 19  Nov 10, 2013 10:57 AM By Tim Parry

Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.

I’m on Vacation This Week, and Here’s my Bitstrip to Prove It  Nov 03, 2013 7:55 AM By Tim Parry

By the time you read this blog post, you will probably already be sick of the Bitstrips phenomenon clogging up Facebook. And some people may be glad to know that my participation in Bitstrips probably means it has officially jumped the shark. You’re welcome, America.

WOW – 3D Printing Coming to Neiman Marcus  Oct 31, 2013 10:14 AM By Tim Parry

A few weeks back, I did a blog post about 3D printing possibly changing the way we all do business… And now, it appears it’s on its way to Neiman Marcus.






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