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What did the major data breach at Target mean for the merchant’s bottom line? It meant fewer consumers shopping at the mass merchant, as well as a $17 million net expense related to the data breach investigation. Target announced Wednesday that sales for its U.S. segment in the fourth-quarter decreased 6.6%.
Lowe’s sales for the fourth quarter increased 5.6% to $11.7 billion from $11.0 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, and for the fiscal year, sales were $53.4 billion, a 5.7% increase over fiscal year 2012.
Nordstrom saw a 30% increase in its direct-to-customer sales, which built upon last year’s 31% increase. The direct-to-customer increase was driven by expanded merchandise selection and ongoing technology investments to enhance the customer experience.
The Home Depot’s sales for fiscal year 2013 were $78.8 billion, an increase of 5.4% from fiscal year 2012. Excluding the 53rd week in the prior fiscal year, sales for fiscal year 2013 increased 7.2% from fiscal 2012.
All three business units of Office Depot Inc. saw double-digit sales in the fourth-quarter of 2013. And that surge helped Office Depot’s total sales for 2013 increase 5.1% for the year.
Ecommerce revenues at Vitamin Shoppe grew 25.5% for the fourth quarter and 19.4% for fiscal 2013, the health and wellness merchant said today. Here’s what CEO Tony Truesdale had to say about Vitamin Shoppe’s online growth.
Newegg has expanded into Canada with promises to fuel the company’s growth. The Newegg Canada marketplace is looking to build long-term relationships with Canadian ecommerce sellers, and give them a sales channel to showcase their products.
Wall Street wasn’t wowed when Walmart announced its consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2014. But the retailer was able to hang its hat on its global ecommerce sales, which grew 30% and surpassed $10 billion.
Oriental Trading Company has agreed to acquire SmileMakers, a direct retailer of patient giveaways and practice promotions for the dental and healthcare markets, as well as classroom incentives and aids to the education market, from Staples.
While most people would have forgiven delivery people for not being able to make deliveries on uncleared roadways, many 1-800-Flowers customer took to social media to express their displeasure with the brand.