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Executive ARCHIVE

Vestis Retail Group is Shuttering Sports Chalet  Apr 18, 2016 11:22 AM By Tim Parry

Vestis Retail Group bought Sports Chalet in June 2014. Today, it announced it will knock Sports Chalet down and focus on Vestis’s other two regional merchants, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores.

Week in Review: Rolling Out the Red Carpet in Cincinnati  Mar 24, 2016 1:47 PM By MCM Staff

The red carpet will be rolling out in Cincinnati on April 14. That’s when Multichannel Merchant will announce the winners of its annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards its 2016 Operations Summit.

Week In Review: Bubble Wrap Becomes Unbreakable  Mar 18, 2016 9:41 AM By MCM Staff

Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…
Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially available worldwide.
Read on and find out what this means for Bubble Wrap aficionados and your packaging, and what else was big news this week.

Amazon Said to be Eyeing Office Depot Assets  Mar 17, 2016 9:46 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon is reportedly considering an acquisition of Office Depot’s corporate business assets to jumpstart its Amazon Business office supply operation. The deal is contingent on FTC approval of the Office Depot-Staples merger, which it has opposed to date, but may be close to signing off on.

Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight  Mar 10, 2016 3:14 PM By MCM Staff

Ending months of speculation, Amazon says it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while taking a 20% stake in the Ohio company. This gives Amazon a significant boost in its air freight capacity, as much as 15%, and signals to the major carriers it is eager to control more of its logistics destiny.

Week in Review: Wayfair Just Had the Best. Week. Ever.  Mar 04, 2016 9:05 AM By MCM Staff

Between posting 98% growth in Q4 direct sales, plans for Canadian and European expansion and a new analytics-driven catalog, Wayfair had a pretty good week. The company also announced plans to open its fourth customer service center in Bryan, TX. See what other news and events transpired this week in the world of direct-to-customer retail and ecommerce.

Solving the International Tax Calculation and Duty Rates Puzzle  Mar 02, 2016 12:09 PM By Marshal Kushniruk

International trade is bigger than ever. Whether you sell books, business equipment or bagpipes, your customers can just as easily be in New Delhi as in Detroit, since B2B and B2C cross-border ecommerce are flourishing. But tracking the landed cost-related losses is difficult, and it is certainly in the billions of dollars per year worldwide. Here’s how you can solve that dilemma.

Week in Review: UPS Invests in Deliv to Learn About Same-Day Market  Feb 25, 2016 2:45 PM By MCM Staff

UPS took a big leap this week by investing in crowdsourced startup Deliv, getting a seat on its board and a front-row seat on its operating model. Stay tuned to see how the carrier is able to leverage this relationship to better understand and take advantage of the burgeoning sector of the on-demand economy.

Week in Review: The Great Amazon Retail Store Mystery Solved  Feb 04, 2016 12:03 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon was going to keep its store expansion plans a mystery. And Jeff Bezos would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling CEOs. So is Amazon going to open 300 to 400 bricks-and-mortar stores as General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani said during its earnings call on Tuesday?

Week in Review: Amazon and PayPal Payments Battle Heats Up  Jan 28, 2016 3:04 PM By MCM Staff

It is probably not a coincidence that Amazon Payments and PayPal both announced record number of users following what’s been the most successful holiday season for mobile commerce.






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