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Executive ARCHIVE

Case Study: Small Merchant Sees Streamlined Accounting Costs  Nov 16, 2013 4:45 PM By MCM Staff

Purveyor of All Things Creative has saved on its accounting costs by using TaxJar to streamline its tax management.

China’s Single’s Day Breaks World Record with $5.7 Billion in Sales  Nov 13, 2013 4:21 PM By Erin Lynch

China’s largest shopping event, Single’s Day, topped nearly $6 billion in sales in just 24-hours, making it the largest single shopping day event in the world.

Turnaround Specialist Smith Replaces Office Depot’s Co-CEOs  Nov 13, 2013 1:42 PM By Tim Parry

Turnaround specialist Roland Smith was named chairman and CEO of Office Depot Inc. on Nov. 12, effective immediately, and replaces Office Depot’s Neil Austrian and OfficeMax’s Ravi Saligram, who were named co-CEOs of the merged company just last week.

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.

Vitamin Shoppe Sees 17% Increase in Ecommerce Sales  Nov 07, 2013 1:08 PM By Erin Lynch

Vitamin Shoppe has announced its preliminary results for the third quarter which ended on September 28. According to the results, total net sales this quarter increased by 14% and ecommerce sales increased by nearly 18% compared to 2012.

Don’t Let Your Logistics Provider Put You on Customers’ Naughty Lists  Nov 02, 2013 10:19 PM By Maria Haggerty

Here are a few key requirements of a successful fulfillment strategy during the holidays when order volume can easily be 10 to 20 times higher than the busiest days during the year.

3 Marketing Automation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them  Nov 02, 2013 9:32 PM By Bill Connolly

Truly, times are good in the land of the marketer. However, the adoption of marketing automation for many organizations has been a less-than-simple process, and there are three common pitfalls that every marketer should avoid.

Big Lots Exiting Wholesale Business  Nov 01, 2013 10:44 AM By MCM Staff

Closeout retailer Big Lots has decided to exit the wholesale business. The merchant will wind down operations of Big Lots Wholesale, Consolidated International, and Wisconsin Toy wholesale operations by the end of fiscal 2013.

FTC Clears Proposed OfficeMax-Office Depot Merger  Nov 01, 2013 10:16 AM By Tim Parry

The merger of equals proposed by OfficeMax and Office Depot would create a $17 billion office supplies empire.

Bloomingdale’s Michael Gould Steps Down as CEO  Oct 31, 2013 3:03 PM By Daniela Forte

Bloomingdale’s CEO Michael Gould will be stepping down after 22-years as its chairman and CEO.






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