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MULTICHANNEL INVENTORY: What You Need to Know  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Curt Barry

It sounds like a sci-fi trilogy: Past, present, and future merge to provide a single, optimal inventory experience. Multichannel merchants manage inventory

Buyout for Aramark  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By MCM staff

Aramark Corp., the food services and facilities management firm that also owns a $425 million-plus direct division, has agreed to a $6.3 billion buyout

Volume slip-sliding away  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Sherry Chiger

Catalog Tracker received 265 consumer catalogs in June nearly 6% fewer than the 281 catalogs received in June 2005. It was the fourth month in a row that

Deals on upswing in second quarter  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

It was a busy second quarter, with 19 deals completed, significantly more than the dozen finalized during the same period last year. Because the transactions

Refine with online data  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

As multichannel merchants generate more online sales, they receive more data to help them understand their customers better. Take Plano, TX-based general

Gifts Title Coming From Restoration Hardware  Aug 31, 2006 8:06 PM By MCM staff

Home decor and furniture merchant Restoration Hardware is keeping the spin-offs coming.

Road Runner Sports Races Towards Retail  Aug 31, 2006 1:33 AM By Jim Tierney

San Diego-based running equipment and apparel cataloger Road Runner Sports is revving up its retail expansion plans.

Nordstrom To Expand Cedar Rapids DC  Aug 30, 2006 11:09 PM By MCM staff

Seattle-based cataloger/retailer Nordstrom said on Aug. 29, it plans to expand its Cedar Rapids, IA-based fulfillment and contact centers. The expansion will coincide with the company’s updating of its direct business’ inventory systems.

Bassett Furniture Launches Consumer Catalog  Aug 30, 2006 9:51 PM By Jim Tierney

Bassett Furniture may have been founded in 1902, but that doesn

Turning the Traditional Contact Center into a Customer-Centric Profit Center  Aug 29, 2006 7:26 PM By Sam Bloomfield

The conventional, transaction-based contact center is going the way of the pay phone: fast disappearing. Whereas the recent wireless boom has made coin-operated telecommunications virtually non-existent, evolving business needs have enabled the contact center to shed its black-and-white, service-based platform. Companies in every market of the retail industry are wise to embrace the changing face of the contact center and the opportunities this presents for the organization as well as the consumer.






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