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Help Wanted: Macy’s, Kohl’s & Old Navy Look for New Marketing Heads  Apr 18, 2016 12:06 PM By Tim Parry

The “Help Wanted” signs have gone up at Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Old Navy, who are all looking for new heads of their respective marketing departments. Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer, has decided to leave the company, effective May 13, after 32 years of service. Reardon was named Macy’s Chief Marketing Officer in February 2012. She leads Macy’s multi-faceted […]

Alibaba Group and New Zealand Government Form Trade Alliance  Apr 18, 2016 12:05 PM By MCM Staff

Alibaba Group, an online and mobile marketplace, and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize discussions for strengthening trade between China and New Zealand and support the growth of New Zealand brands in China. See what this means for the marketplace and how it will impact New Zealand and China.

Vestis Retail Group is Shuttering Sports Chalet  Apr 18, 2016 11:22 AM By Tim Parry

Vestis Retail Group bought Sports Chalet in June 2014. Today, it announced it will knock Sports Chalet down and focus on Vestis’s other two regional merchants, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores.

SkuTouch Solutions Launches US Direct Express  Apr 13, 2016 10:37 PM By Tim Parry

For about a decade, SkuTouch Solutions has been helping international merchants and brands sell their products in the U.S. This week at Growing Global 2016, SkuTouch President Doug Obershaw announced its new division, US Direct Express, which plans to do just the opposite – help U.S.-based merchants become cross-border sellers.

Godiva Chocolatier Increases Creative Output 380% With Zmags  Apr 07, 2016 4:18 PM By MCM Staff

maker of fine Belgian chocolates, following deployment of the Zmags Creator digital publishing platform for Godiva’s Valentine’s Day 2016 campaign. See what results Godiva garnered working with Zmags.

Newegg Teams with Facebook Messenger to Enhance Ecommerce Customer Support  Apr 06, 2016 5:10 PM By MCM Staff

Newegg announced it will team with Facebook messenger to enhance customer support. See what Newegg’s plans are and what this will mean for their customer support.

Bluefly Debuts New Logo, Branding and Platform  Apr 06, 2016 1:44 PM By Tim Parry

Powered by a new ecommerce platform, Bluefly will deliver a seamless shopping experience for customers no matter where they shop.

Hudson’s Bay Co Will Be an Internet Distribution Technology Leader  Apr 06, 2016 11:20 AM By Tim Parry

Hudson’s Bay Co. is introducing new robotic technology to its Ontario distribution center for internet fulfillment that CEO Gerald Storch says will put the merchant at the “absolute forefront of Internet distribution technology.”

2015 Was a Big Year for MercadoLibre  Apr 05, 2016 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

MercadoLibre said there were 128.4 million items sold through the marketplace in 2015, a growth of 26.8% year-over-year, resulting in a gross merchandise volume of $7.2 billion. Consolidated net revenues for the full year were $651.8 million, a 17.1% increase year-over-year.

Locus Robotics Looks to Fill Market Gap Left by Kiva  Apr 04, 2016 4:53 PM By Mike O'Brien

Locus Robotics, a company spun out of third-party logistics provider Quiet Logistics, has begun production and implementation of a DC-based order fulfillment robot which it sees as a next logical step beyond Kiva. The company’s executives claim its robots can be deployed a few at a time without major facility retrofitting, and will eventually be used in stores as well as DCs.






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