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LaQuan Smith Taps BigCommerce to Get New Collection Out Instantly  Feb 16, 2016 3:40 PM By MCM Staff

Fashion designer LaQuan Smith has tapped BigCommerce to launch his new collection at Fashion Week, delivering runway looks to consumers in real time.

Retail Imports to Grow 4.5% in the First Half of 2016  Feb 16, 2016 1:24 PM By MCM Staff

Retail imports based on cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to decline year-over-year for the next few months but the first half of the year should still amount to a 4.5% increase compared with the same period last year, according to the National Retail Federation.

At the same time, import volumes are returning to West Coast ports after the labor issues that plagued the first half of 2015. Busy East Coast ports like New York and New Jersey saw large spikes in the double digits last year, as shippers sought alternate means to ensure product delivery, even if it meant significantly longer transit times.

NRF Predicts Retail Sales to Grow 3.1% in 2016  Feb 12, 2016 9:46 AM By MCM Staff

As wage stagnation eases, job growth continues and consumer confidence remains steady, the National Retail Federation is calling for 3.1% growth in retail industry spending, despite economic headwinds such as ongoing concerns about China, according to NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay.

Elite SEM Launches Division To Help Marketers Reach Active Shoppers  Feb 11, 2016 10:09 PM By MCM Staff

Operating from Philadelphia, Elite SEM’s Shopping & Feed Division manages a number of different services including Google Shopping and Bing Shopping, Data Feed Management, and Comparison Shopping Engines (CSEs) for clients that feature anywhere from a few thousand to tens of millions of products in online stores.

Americaneagle.com Launches New eCommerce Website for Aspen Tea  Feb 11, 2016 2:45 PM By MCM Staff

Americaneagle.com has launched a website for Aspen Tea Company on the ROC Commerce platform.

Week in Review: Amazon Looks to Go Global with Logistics Operations  Feb 11, 2016 1:14 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon has taken another step in its march toward world dominance, as it plans to create a global shipping and logistics operation. See what the plans are for the ecommerce marketplace.

Amazon Shipping Has Slowed for Non-Prime Members  Feb 09, 2016 10:09 AM By Mike O'Brien

While Amazon still reigns with Prime, delivery times have slipped for non-Prime members as omnichannel retailers have caught up, according to new data from StellaService. However, this flexing of their fulfillment muscles has come at a significant cost.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Using UberRUSH to Deliver Super Bowl Champions Merchandise  Feb 06, 2016 1:12 PM By MCM Staff

Dick’s Sporting Goods will deliver championship t-shirts to fans of the Carolina Panthers or Denver Broncos in Chicago and New York City via UberRUSH immediately following the Super Bowl this Sunday.

Week in Review: The Great Amazon Retail Store Mystery Solved  Feb 04, 2016 12:03 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon was going to keep its store expansion plans a mystery. And Jeff Bezos would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those meddling CEOs. So is Amazon going to open 300 to 400 bricks-and-mortar stores as General Growth Properties CEO Sandeep Mathrani said during its earnings call on Tuesday?

UPS Blows Out Q4, Cites Ecommerce Growth, Automation, Tight Controls  Feb 04, 2016 11:35 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS cited ecommerce growth, tight management controls and automation investments in its record Q4 results, while reaffirming its relationship with Amazon.






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