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Bill Blass Set to Launch Globally on November 2  Oct 29, 2015 3:02 PM By MCM Staff

Bill Blass will launch a global ecommerce, with plans to ship to over 65 countries beginning November 2. The launch collection, designed under Creative Director Chris Benz, includes women’s ready-to-wear, handbags, accessories and shoes.

UPS Says Holiday Peak Volume Will Grow 10%  Oct 29, 2015 9:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS expects holiday volume to grow 10%, as Q3 revenue dipped but profit grew through cost-cutting measures like expanded pickup locations, sort reductions.

Amazon Sued by Contractors Claiming They’re Employees  Oct 28, 2015 9:58 AM By Mike O'Brien

Joining the likes of Uber, Postmates and FedEx, Amazon is facing a lawsuit from contract delivery drivers who claim they should be classified as employees

REI Announces Company Will Be Closed on Black Friday  Oct 27, 2015 12:03 PM By Daniela Forte

In an effort to be authentic and setting themselves apart from other retailers, outdoor apparel brand REI announced it will close all of its 143 stores and ecommerce channel on Black Friday. In this video, CEO Jerry Stritzke talks about what prompted this decision.

Amazon Once Again Posts Profit in Q3  Oct 27, 2015 10:51 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon reported a third-quarter profit of $79 million on sales that rose 23% to $25.4 billion, making it three of the last four quarters in the black.

Walmart Enters Drone Airspace with Amazon, Google  Oct 27, 2015 10:22 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart asked the FAA to begin testing drones for home delivery, curbside pickup and checking warehouse inventories, joining Amazon and Google in the air.

Deloitte Survey Reveals Major Disruptions This Holiday Season  Oct 27, 2015 10:18 AM By MCM Staff

Deloitte released its 30th annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends. The survey reveals major disruptions in holiday shopping traditions, largely due to digital engagement. See what this means for online retailers.

FedEx Projecting 12.4% Growth in Holiday Volume  Oct 27, 2015 9:38 AM By MCM Staff

FedEx is predicting a record 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas Eve this year, a 12.4% increase in volume compared to 2014.

Week in Review: Sears Goes Back to the Future  Oct 24, 2015 8:37 AM By MCM Staff

Sears has introduced “Meet With An Expert,” this free service that improves the home appliance shopping experience by connecting online shoppers with knowledgeable associates in store. It seems fitting that Sears made this announcement on October 21, 2015, which was “Back to the Future Day.”

UPS Pilots Vote for Strike, While FedEx Settles With Its Union  Oct 23, 2015 4:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

The union representing UPS pilots voted in favor of a strike to settle a four-year-long negotiation, as FedEx reached a six-year deal with its pilots union.






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