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Former Borderfree Leaders Join Cross-Border Shopping Site iguama  Feb 24, 2016 9:20 AM By Tim Parry

Former Borderfree executives Michael DeSimone and Kris Green have taken on leadership roles at iguama, a Latin American online cross-border mall featuring popular U.S. brands and products. Read why DeSimone and Green are high on the start-up marketplace, and the Latin America market.

UPS Challenging FedEx-TNT Deal in Brazil  Feb 23, 2016 2:44 PM By Mike O'Brien

Three years after having its acquisition of TNT snagged on EU regulatory concerns, UPS has filed an appeal of the FedEx-TNT deal. Will this latest move hang up the $4.8 billion deal for its main rival, announced last April? Stay tuned for the next installment.

Nordstrom Looking to Address High Cost of Omnichannel Fulfillment  Feb 22, 2016 11:15 AM By Mike O'Brien

Nordstrom told analysts its ecommerce sales and omnichannel operations are performing well, but acknowledged the gains are coming at a significant cost. See where the costs are hitting, and some of the steps the company is taking to address them and recover losses in profitability.

Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth  Feb 19, 2016 10:49 AM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce sales far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to the results of Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey. Find out what else can you learn from the MCM Outlook 2016 results.

Skechers Quickens Pace of Omnichannel Growth with Manhattan Associates  Feb 18, 2016 12:06 PM By MCM Staff

Skechers has selection Manhattan Associates Inc. solutions to orchestrate the omnichannel fulfillment of customer orders from across Europe.

Catchpoint Systems Expands Node Coverage In China  Feb 18, 2016 10:33 AM By Tim Parry

Catchpoint Systems has announced the addition of over 50 monitoring nodes in the last quarter, bringing its total to more than 500 worldwide. This expansion of new monitoring locations focuses on China, where the company has already invested heavily, as well as Africa and Iran.

Victoria’s Secret CEO Sharen Jester Turney Resigns  Feb 16, 2016 6:28 PM By Tim Parry

Turney has been with the company for nearly 16 years, joining as President and CEO of Victoria’s Secret Direct in 2000 and assuming responsibility for the brand as CEO in 2006. Here’s more about Turney’s replacement, and about how the brand has fared this year.

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.






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