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Target Can’t Say “Blame Canada”  Jan 15, 2015 12:35 PM By Tim Parry

Target’s life in Canada did not last very long. Tuesday was the 4th anniversary of Target’s $1.85 billion Canada acquisition of the Zellers chain from Hudson’s Bay Company. Here’s why Target had a hard time winning over Canada.

Orchard Brands Partners With Borderfree  Jan 15, 2015 10:51 AM By MCM Staff

Orchard Brands, a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, has partnered with Borderfree to give consumers around the globe online access to its family of fashion and beauty, home and wellness brands.

Businesses in Africa Under Pressure to Remain Competitive  Jan 15, 2015 6:32 AM By MCM Staff

Businesses in Africa are under increasing pressure in the current economic climate to remain competitive. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, Head of Marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, who says that as the global economy continues to change, retailers, manufactures and other sectors are increasingly facing difficult, and sometimes unique, challenges that impact their supply chains.

U.S. Currency Boom Impacts Global Ecommerce  Jan 05, 2015 1:54 PM By Michael DeSimone

Beyond the holiday shopping headlines, there’s another economic story that retailers are following: the increasing strength of the U.S. dollar.

Tmall Global GMV Up 1,000% Since February Launch  Jan 05, 2015 11:48 AM By Melanie Lee

Tmall Global, Alibaba Group’s ecommerce platform that provides a streamlined channel for Western retailers to sell directly to Chinese consumers, has seen sales increase by more than tenfold in its first 10 months of operation, the company said. Total gross merchandise volume (GMV) for retailers hosted by Tmall Global was up in excess of 1,000% […]

TheWatchery.com Integrates iGlobal Stores Cross-Border Technology  Dec 18, 2014 10:21 AM By MCM Staff

TheWatchery.com will use iGlobal Stores’ cross-border software to improve its international customers’ buying experience and reduce the costs and risks of selling globally.

FedEx Acquires Bongo International  Dec 16, 2014 6:24 PM By MCM Staff

Bongo International will operate as a subsidiary of FedEx Trade Networks, and its capabilities complement and expand the FedEx portfolio of offerings important to the rapidly growing global ecommerce marketplace.

Why You Need to Reach Customers in Australia  Dec 11, 2014 6:52 AM By MCM Staff

In many ways, Australia is a natural for ecommerce. With 36 million people spread across a continent, Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world. Australians are accustomed to long-distance shopping, and they are also highly computer literate and wired.

We Wish You a Happy… Sinterklaas  Dec 04, 2014 9:41 AM By Hans Hoogenboom

In The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of Germany, Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas day) is celebrated in early December. Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany celebrate on the morning of the 6th; while the Netherlands celebrate on the evening of the 5th. Here’s how you can prepare for Sinterklaas 2015.

Global Consumers Get Early Start on Holiday Shopping Season  Nov 24, 2014 10:46 AM By Tim Parry

While U.S. consumers are gearing up for holiday shopping to begin this week, the international holiday shopping season kicked off on Oct. 6, according to data from Borderfree. Here’s why Borderfree says Asia has emerged as a priority region for U.S. e-retailers this holiday season.






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