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Bloomberg: JCP’s Johnson’s Pay was Cut 96%  Apr 09, 2013 11:32 AM By Tim Parry

Not like we didn’t see the end of the Ron Johnson era coming at J.C. Penney… but on April 3, Bloomberg reported the ousted CEO’s salary had been slashed 96%. It wasn’t just Johnson, bonuses were not given to any of JCP’s executives. When hired, Johnson promised a $1 billion in profits in his first […]

Amazon’s Cure to Short-Term Thinking in Business  Apr 08, 2013 4:41 PM By Tim Parry

Jim Tompkins, CEO of Tompkins International, explores the main symptoms associated with the current plague of short-term thinking, how companies can begin growing again, and how the “Amazon Cure” and Jeff Bezos’ focus on innovation and investment help create long-term value.

Speltz to Replace Bebis as CEO at Brookstone  Apr 04, 2013 7:07 PM By Tim Parry

Brookstone announced that it has accepted the resignation of Stephen Bebis , its President and CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 4. James M. Speltz , the Company’s Vice President, Chief Operating Officer has been appointed as the Company’s new President and CEO.

Study Finds 40% of Retailers Do Not Have Online Fraud Prevention in Place  Mar 27, 2013 3:46 PM By Erin Lynch

Although a new study by ThreatMatrix had found that 85% of retailers are calling cyber security a high priority within their organizations, 40% of the respondents said they have no online prevention measures in place.

The Looming Disruption of B2B Marketplaces  Mar 26, 2013 4:02 PM By Steven Kramer

The launch of AmazonSupply last April was touted by some industry experts as a win for B2B brands eager to claim their share of the online marketplace.

5 Tips for Choosing an Ecommerce Technology Provider  Mar 13, 2013 7:58 AM By Raj Kumar Waghray

For ecommerce merchants to succeed and grow exponentially, one of the catalysts is a deep relationship with their technology providers. Here are five tips that will help ecommerce merchants easily and effectively address this challenge.

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Replatforming  Feb 25, 2013 8:46 AM By Mark Simpson

If you’re considering a replatform, it’s likely because your ecommerce site is highly complex and dynamic, with rich content, targeted merchandising, interactive customer support and advanced search capabilities. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be tricky. Here’s a checklist of six things to help ensure a smoother process.

Storch Out as Toys R Us CEO, Rubin in at Michaels  Feb 14, 2013 1:41 PM By Tim Parry

Following a slow fourth-quarter, Jerry Storch has decided to step down as CEO at Toys R Us. Meanwhile, Chris Vickers has been named president and CEO at Vermont Country Store, Victor Luis will eventually replace Lew Frankfort as Coach’s CEO, and Ulta Beauty president and CEO Chuck Rubin has been named CEO at Michaels Stores.

B2B Tech Videos Can Help Boost Sales  Feb 07, 2013 2:50 PM By Erin Lynch

According to research conducted by IDG Research Services, 95% of B2B tech buyers watch tech-related videos and those views have a direct correlation to purchasing behaviors. In this infographic from IDG, you will learn more about this demographic and the actions they take after viewing. You will also learn the top five reasons why B2B buyers watches tech videos.

Catalog Mailers Fine with 5-day Delivery  Feb 06, 2013 3:32 PM By Tim Parry

Under the new United States Post Office plan announced on February 6, catalogs and other forms of mail will no longer be delivered on Saturdays. Direct-to-customer merchants who mail catalogs told Multichannel Merchant they are fine with the United States Postal Service’s 5-day delivery plan, which is scheduled to go into effect the week of Aug. 5.






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