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. and Tencent Expand Partnership to Transform Mobile Marketing for Ecommerce in China  Oct 23, 2015 10:54 AM By MCM Staff and Tencent Holdings Limited jointly announced an expanded partnership to provide merchants with innovative mobile marketing solutions ahead of this year’s Singles Day promotion. Releases New Ecommerce Site  Oct 20, 2015 2:16 PM By MCM Staff has launched an ecommerce website that has replaced its 12 year-old flagship online store. See what updates were made to the new site.

Amazon Creating More Than 100,000 Seasonal Jobs  Oct 20, 2015 8:14 AM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon said it is creating 100,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network this holiday season to meet increased demand, up from 80,000 hired in 2014.

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