SKECHERS Launches New Subsidiary in Latin America  Aug 13, 2015 7:07 AM By MCM Staff

Building on its nearly 20 years of business in Latin America, SKECHERS plans to grow its operations and footprint. Here’s why SKECHERS is transitioning 21 SKECHERS stores in the region to subsidiary-owned and -operated locations, looking at new retail destinations, and expanding its account distribution base.

Macy’s Testing Ecommerce in China, Signs Exclusive Deal with Alibaba  Aug 12, 2015 5:54 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s, Inc. has formed a free-standing joint venture with Hong Kong-based Fung Retailing Limited to explore retailing in China, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing consumer marketplaces. Under the joint venture, Macy’s plans to begin selling in China in late 2015 through an exclusive ecommerce presence on Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global.

Macy’s 2Q Sales Are Down 2.6%, But Terry Lundgren is Optimistic  Aug 12, 2015 12:15 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s second quarter sales decreased 2.6%, but chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren was optimistic in a press release the company issued on Wednesday morning, even though he added that sales for the fiscal year will probably be down 1%. Here’s why Lundgren is still smiling despite the negative numbers.

Amazon to Open First Fulfillment Center in Illinois  Aug 11, 2015 3:40 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon has announced plans to open a nearly 500,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill. The site, which will create 1,000 full-time jobs when it opens, is the company’s first in the state.

USPS Sees Smaller Loss, Gains in Package Delivery for Q3  Aug 11, 2015 3:27 PM By Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Postal Service saw a smaller net loss in its third quarter, and continues to record gains in its shipping and package operations.

Week in Review: Is Back to School Still Cool?  Aug 09, 2015 9:26 AM By MCM Staff

Back to school shopping wasn’t cool when you were a kid… and apparently it wasn’t too cool in July. Back to school sales seemed to be slumping, and the season seemed to be taking on a new life a la the traditional holiday shopping season.

IBM Does Complete Redesign of Tractor Supply  Aug 09, 2015 8:12 AM By Tim Parry

At the heart of the solution is a completely redesigned, which provides optimal viewing across all devices, easier integration with social media pages, and a simplified check-out process. Behind the scenes, the company migrated the entire platform to a new IBM Cloud for greater overall business performance.

Siteworx Launches Irish Setter Boots Ecommerce Site for Red Wing Shoe Company  Aug 05, 2015 2:19 PM By MCM Staff

Siteworx has launched the Irish Setter Boots ecommerce website for the Red Wing Shoe Company. The new website allows consumers to research, compare and purchase Irish Setter hunting boots through a new digital channel.

Alibaba Group Names Goldman Sachs’ Michael Evans President  Aug 05, 2015 10:59 AM By MCM Staff

Globalization is Alibaba Group’s most important strategy for the coming decades, and its goal is to help 10 million global businesses and serve 2 billion consumers around the world. That’s why Alibaba Group announced the appointment of Michael Evans as President of Alibaba Group on Tuesday.

Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s Roll Out Same-Day Delivery in 9 New Markets  Aug 05, 2015 10:41 AM By MCM Staff

Macy’s is expanding same-day delivery service to nine additional markets, giving them 17 in all, surpassing Amazon which provides the service in 14 markets.

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