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The Home Depot Confirms Data Security Breach  Sep 09, 2014 2:05 PM By Tim Parry

While Home Depot continues to determine the full scope, scale and impact of the breach, the company said there is no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised.

Retail Experts Skeptical about Twitter’s Buy Button  Sep 09, 2014 10:37 AM By Daniela Forte

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a Buy button, which allows tweeters to buy merchandise from retailers via Twitter, without leaving the social media platform.

Batteries Plus Expands Business Overseas with Acquisition  Sep 08, 2014 5:19 PM By MCM Staff

Batteries Plus LLC has acquired privately held LED Hut Ltd., a leading provider of LED lighting products, including bulbs and light fixtures, to customers throughout Europe.

PetSmart Acquires Pet360  Sep 08, 2014 12:00 PM By Daniela Forte

PetSmart announced last week that it is planning to acquire ecommerce pet retailer Pet360. The transaction is expected to be complete this month.

QCI Direct Founder Jane Glazer Presumed Dead Following Plane Crash  Sep 07, 2014 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

Jane Glazer founded Rochester-based Home Trends Catalog in 1983, and changed its name to QCI Direct to reflect its newly-launched ecommerce site in 2011.

UPS Outlines Plans to Increase Holiday Capacity  Sep 05, 2014 7:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS this week detailed plans for ensuring that delivery issues which plagued the 2013 holiday shopping season aren’t a rerun this year

UPS Testing Customer Pickup in New York and Chicago  Sep 05, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced last week it launched a customer pickup program trial in mid-July that allows people to pick up parcels from 172 retail locations in Chicago and New York.

Staples Launches Series of Omnichannel Updates  Sep 03, 2014 11:28 AM By Tim Parry

Staples has announced a series of enhancements to its omnichannel experience, including the ability to buy products online and pick them up in-store within hours, Visa Checkout for online payments, new in-store kiosks, and an app for iPad users.

1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David  Sep 02, 2014 5:34 PM By Daniela Forte

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

QVC U.S. CEO Claire Watts Resigns  Sep 02, 2014 4:30 PM By Tim Parry

Claire Watts has resigned from her role as Chief Executive Officer of QVC’s U.S. operations, effective Friday, September 5, to pursue other opportunities.






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