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Executive ARCHIVE

Is Big Data Big Hype or the Next Big Thing?  Apr 04, 2013 9:48 PM By Tim Parry

Last year, Big Data seemed to be the buzzword at every marketing conference. If merchants adopted Big Data, great things would happen – namely, better targeting of their clients and prospects, and the greater ability to build 1-to-1 relationships. But there also seemed to be a Big Disconnect with Big Data. Back in the late […]

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.

United Stationers Reports First Quarter 2013 Results  Apr 02, 2013 7:50 PM By Tim Parry

United Stationers Reports First Quarter 2013 Results (via PR Newswire) DEERFIELD, Ill., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR) reported results for the first quarter 2013. First Quarter Financial Summary Net sales of $1.25 billion were flat to the prior year’s first quarter sales after adjusting for one less workday in the […]

Goodreads Joins Amazon Family  Apr 01, 2013 6:24 PM By Daniela Forte

Goodreads will be joining the Amazon family. Amazon reached an agreement with Goodreads this week, the leading site for book recommendations that help people find and share books.

Brookstone Reports Net Sales increased 4.6% to $519.6  Mar 28, 2013 10:59 PM By MCM staff

Net sales in Brookstone’s ecommerce channel increased $9.0 million, or 9.3%, to $105.4 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 29.

Start-up Advice from One Kings Lane’s Susan Feldman  Mar 28, 2013 11:00 AM By Tim Parry

One Kings Lane co-founder and Chief Merchandising Officer Susan Feldman sat down with CBS News’ Rebecca Jarvis.

Leveraging the Power of Social Proof  Mar 27, 2013 9:02 PM By Ross Kramer

Research shows that 77% of online shoppers use ratings and reviews when making purchase decisions, and 70% of online users trust consumer opinions posted online.

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.

More Merchants Monitor Social Media than Offer Live Chat  Mar 20, 2013 1:14 AM By Tim Parry

More merchants are monitoring social media in the contact center than offering live chat, according to the results of the MCM Outlook 2013 survey. According to the survey results, 46.5% of respondents are monitoring social media in the contact center, while just 21% are using live chat technology.






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