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Executive ARCHIVE

Future of Retail Includes Digitalized Stores  Jan 26, 2014 11:55 AM By MCM Staff

The retail landscape of 2014 is more digital than ever before, and integrating store and online operations is a key focus for retailers as ecommerce capable solutions increasingly supplant traditional point-of-sale and mobile technologies.

Grainger’s Ecommerce Sales Pass $3 Billion in 2013  Jan 24, 2014 10:00 AM By MCM Staff

Grainger’s online presence faired very well in 2013, earning the B2B merchant $3 billion in ecommerce sales alone, according to its annual financial report. Overall, Grainger saw a 5% increase in total sales, equating to $9.4 billion, however, the merchant said its ecommerce presence represent “the fastest growing and most profitable channel in the business.”

Monsoon Commerce Appoints New CEO and VP of Engineering  Jan 23, 2014 5:28 PM By MCM Staff

Experienced software and eCommerce executive Tommaso Trionfi was named CEO of Monsoon Commerce. In addition, Rob Teichman—a former colleague of Mr. Trionfi’s—was appointed vice president of engineering. Prior CEO Jim Cruckshank was named chairman of the board of directors.

Wayfair Names Christiane Lemieux Executive Creative Director  Jan 23, 2014 4:51 PM By MCM Staff

Founder of DwellStudio brings creative leadership to home furnishings retailer’s rapidly expanding portfolio of lifestyle brands.

The Home Depot Acquires Blinds.com  Jan 23, 2014 4:45 PM By MCM Staff

The Home Depot will work with Blinds.com to expand its technology into homedepot.com and the company’s stores with the goal of improving the entire end-to-end buying process for window coverings.

Ebay See’s 13% Boost in Sales, Knocks Down PayPal Spinoff  Jan 23, 2014 2:11 PM By Erin Lynch

The global marketplace eBay has released its fourth quarter results and not only did it report a 13% increase sales, but it also declined a proposal to spin-off its payment program, PayPal.

A Year in the Life at eBay  Jan 23, 2014 11:13 AM By Erin Lynch

With a 13% growth in revenue in the fourth quarter and 13% for the year, 2013 deemed to be pretty successful for eBay. The marketplace currently has 128 million active users and generated nearly $77 billion in gross merchandise volume in 2013 alone. Here is the play-by-play highlights for the year that is eBay.

Jos. A. Bank Says No to The Men’s Wearhouse  Jan 17, 2014 9:50 PM By Tim Parry

Robert N. Wildrick, Chairman of Jos. A. Bank, said, “Our Board of Directors firmly believes that the Men’s Wearhouse offer is inadequate and significantly undervalues Jos. A. Bank and its near- and long-term potential.”

Jos. A. Bank Rejects Latest Men’s Wearhouse Offer  Jan 17, 2014 9:45 PM By Tim Parry

The Men’s Wearhouse today issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. that its Board of Directors has rejected Men’s Wearhouse’s all-cash $57.50 per share offer.

Best Buy Blames Price Competitiveness in Holiday Sales Decline  Jan 16, 2014 4:26 PM By Erin Lynch

The competition in price played a major role in the declining 2013 holiday sales results at Best Buy, according to a statement released by the electronics retailer. In the nine week holiday period that ended on Jan. 4, Best Buy reported $11.45 million in revenue, down slightly from the 2012 holiday season of $11.75 million.






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