Executive ARCHIVE

Nearly 80% of Consumers Will Abandon Slow Mobile Sites  Jul 01, 2013 10:47 AM By Erin Lynch

What is the best way to lose a mobile shopper? According to a new report by Netbiscuits, it’s by not having a website optimized for tablet or mobile use. In fact, 76% of shoppers will abandon a mobile website if it’s not up to par.

Nordstrom and Wantful Announce Partnership  Jun 27, 2013 2:39 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

Wantful (wantful.com), one of the fastest-growing online gift retailers, today announced a partnership with Nordstrom.

One Step Ahead Appeases Facebook Backlash Over Acquisition  Jun 26, 2013 1:41 PM By Erin Lynch

Comments questioning your customer service, your business ethics, and your inability to complete orders are not what you want to see on your Facebook page. In fact, it could ruin brand engagement and customer trust.

Dillon Joins Ulta Beauty as Its New CEO  Jun 25, 2013 12:22 PM By Daniela Forte

Beauty retailer Ulta Beauty announced on June 24 the appointment of Mary Dillon as its new CEO and member of the Board of Directors effective July 1, according to a press release. Dillon will replace interim CEO Dennis K. Eck who will step down from his position at that time.

Men’s Wearhouse Opens Up About Zimmer Termination  Jun 25, 2013 11:43 AM By Erin Lynch

After receiving backlash from customers over the firing of George Zimmer, the Board of Directors of Men’s Wearhouse issued a statement explaining why they fired him and gave an inside look into the internal struggle at the retailer.

HoneyBaked Ham Company to Launch in Japan  Jun 25, 2013 10:10 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.

Macy’s to Have 500 Fulfillment Stores by End of 2013  Jun 24, 2013 1:51 PM By Erin Lynch

In what Macy’s is calling a continual effort to connect with the ever changing consumer, CEO Terry Lundgren announced plans to see a total of 500 stores double as fulfillment centers by the end of 2013.

Retailers Open Up About the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jun 21, 2013 10:37 AM By Daniela Forte

What impact will the pending Marketplace Fairness Act have on direct-to-customer merchants?
Though the U.S. Senate approved the Marketplace Fairness Act in April, no two IRCE 2013 attendees interviewed by Multichannel Merchant seemed to have the same opinion about the pending legislation.

Twitter Reacts to Zimmer’s Termination  Jun 20, 2013 1:49 PM By Erin Lynch

Customers and fans of Men’s Wearhouse took to Twitter this week to express their displeasure in the retailer’s decision to fire founder and Executive Chairman George Zimmer. Here are some of their tweets.

Men’s Wearhouse Fires Executive Chairman Zimmer  Jun 19, 2013 12:35 PM By Erin Lynch

While George Zimmer was able to guarantee the likeability of the suits at Men’s Wearhouse, he wasn’t able to guarantee his job as the Executive Chairman. The retailer announced his termination this week.






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