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Does November’s Sales Increase Mean JCPenney’s Turnaround is Complete?  Dec 03, 2013 4:44 PM By Tim Parry

JCPenney announced today that it’s same-store sales were up 10.1% compared to November 2012.

What Were Your Cyber Monday Results?  Dec 03, 2013 8:31 AM By Tim Parry

Cyber Monday 2013 has come and gone, and Multichannel Merchant would like to know how you made out. Please take a deep breath and answer our quick, non-invasive, 5-question survey.

How Did Shopping Carts Fare on Cyber Monday?  Dec 03, 2013 7:35 AM By Tim Parry

Actually, shopping carts for the National Retail Federation’s Favorite 50 of 2013 fared pretty well, according to Cyber Monday shopping study conducted by UserTesting.com. Here’s the grades its 100 testers gave these 50 ecommerce sites.

Is Thanksgiving Day Shopping Here to Stay?  Dec 02, 2013 3:51 PM By Tim Parry

Despite all the angst and venom consumers spewed towards merchants who chose to open their doors on Thanksgiving night, it appears Thanksgiving Day shopping is here to stay. Here’s why.

The Top 10 Stupid Gifts of 2013  Dec 02, 2013 12:20 PM By Tim Parry

Bacon scarves, butt towels, and a Santa-kini? They’re just a few of the outrageous gifts that made this year’s 7th annual list of the Top 10 Most Stupid Gifts of year, compiled by online retailer Stupid.com.

Amazon Prime Air: Delivery By Drones  Dec 01, 2013 10:47 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon is hoping that, by 2015, it will be able to deliver orders via droids. Yes, drones. Amazon Prime Air is hoping for takeoff in 2015.

Happy Black Friday 2013, America! And the Violence Begins…  Nov 29, 2013 9:37 AM By Tim Parry

I may butcher the old saying, but here it goes: You are what you are when no one is looking. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] So when you do something stupid at a retail store on Thanksgiving night or Black Friday morning, everyone knows it. By 8 a.m. EST on Black […]

Boycotting Retailers on Thanksgiving Day? Boycott These Professions, Too  Nov 25, 2013 1:09 PM By Tim Parry

One look at your own Facebook news feed, Twitter feed, etc. will confirm what the polls are saying. Consumers don’t want stores open on Thanksgiving Day. Consumers believe retail store employees deserve Thanksgiving Day off to spend with their families. [CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] But if you’re dead-set against shopping […]

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.






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