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4 Steps to Tame the Data Management Beast  May 05, 2014 10:58 AM By Sandra Gudat

If you’re like most retailers, you struggle with the management of multiple data sources, and this can be particularly damaging to your loyalty and CRM efforts. Here’s a strategy to begin tackling the data management beast.

Tmall Pork Promotion Draws Rave Reviews in China  May 01, 2014 9:58 AM By MCM Staff

Within the first five days, the three participating U.S. suppliers had sold nearly 3,000 one-kilo orders (2.2 pounds per kilo) — 6,600 pounds — of U.S. pork. Within five more days, total orders jumped to 7,000.

Returns Power Panel Weighs In On Best Practices  Apr 30, 2014 9:53 AM By Ellen Shannon

At last week’s Operations Summit in Indianapolis, a panel of operations directors shared their returns management experiences.

Check Out Our Operations Summit 2014 Gallery  Apr 29, 2014 5:05 PM By Daniela Forte

Missed Operations Summit 2014 last week? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Take a look back at our staff photos that we promise will make you want to join us next year!

1-800-Flowers.com Sees 6.3% Decline in Third Quarter  Apr 29, 2014 3:38 PM By Daniela Forte

1-800-Flowers.com Inc., saw a 6.3% decline in revenue during its third quarter. It reported revenues of $179.6 million compared to revenues of $191.6 million in 2013.

How Augmented Reality Will Impact Consumers  Apr 29, 2014 2:32 PM By Janet Jaiswal

Mobile commerce trends are only expected to continue as the market moves toward the next evolution of customer-centric technology and all it has to offer. And leading that revolution is undoubtedly augmented reality technology.

29% of Consumers Will Shop Online for Mother’s Day  Apr 29, 2014 1:19 PM By Daniela Forte

Shoppers will be shopping online this Mother’s Day. A survey by the NRF revealed consumers will spend an average of $162.94, a decrease from $168.94 in 2013 for Mother’s Day gifts. Total spending is expected to reach $19.9 billion.

Emmitt Smith on Football, Fans and Fulfilling Dreams  Apr 28, 2014 4:34 PM By MCM Staff

Before he took the stage at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis to deliver “Goals, Dreams and Focus: Lessons from a NFL Hall of Famer,” Emmitt Smith went 1-on-1 with Multichannel Merchant managing editor Tim Parry.

Alex and Ani Talks About Its Rapid Growth  Apr 28, 2014 4:00 PM By Daniela Forte

Alex and Ani, best known for its expandable charm bracelets and other jewelry pieces that promote positive energy, has quickly become a household name among young women. And its growth continues to move at a rapid pace.

Deloitte Digital: Ecommerce’s Impact on In-store Shopping Grows  Apr 28, 2014 1:14 PM By MCM Staff

Digital shoppers purchase at a 40% higher rate in-store; 84% reach for devices before or during store visits, according to the latest study from Deloitte Digital.






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