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Retailers are spending more on marketing data capture than mobile heading into the 2014 holidays, based on a survey by Edelman Berland for eBay Enterprise.
FedEx reported Q1 revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, and announced plans for 50,000+ seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes.
FedEx expects to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers for the peak holiday season, Mike Glenn, President and CEO of FedEx Services, said during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.
FedEx announced a 4.9% increase in FedEx Ground, FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, effective January 5, doing so for the first time ahead of rival UPS.
UPS is calling for 90,000 to to 95,000 temporary workers to handle the holiday season’s shipping crunch, a significant increase over 2013.
Whole Foods Market to be first national Instacart partner to offer both delivery and convenient in-store pickup.
Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to help launch Apple Pay; same-day delivery to be piloted in fall 2014; new POS technology and customer service enhancements in testing; new apps, web functionality and mobile wallet launched; RFID being expanded to fashion categories.
Through its partnership with Borderfree, Chico’s FAS will now be able to transact with shoppers in over 100 countries and territories worldwide in more than 60 global currencies.
Electronics retailer Radio Shack could file for bankruptcy soon after its shares lost nearly a third of its value, brokerage Wedbush Securities reported Tuesday, according to Reuters.
Staples and Whole Foods announced Tuesday plans to bring the Apple Pay mobile wallet to its stores, which will make it easy for customers to securely and privately pay for purchases from their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.