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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.
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.
Jos. A. Bank has entered into an agreement to acquire Eddie Bauer from Golden Gate Capital in an $825 million cash and stock deal.
The Office of the Inspector General has announced that the United States Postal Service will end its same-day delivery pilot program, Metro Post, throughout the San Francisco area due to insufficient participation.
Online sales in 2014 are expected to grow 9% to 12% in 2014 and overall retail sales are expected to increase 4.1%, an increase of 3.7% from 2013, according to the National Retail Federation.
The company reported net sales of $731.2 million for the four-week period ended Feb. 1, 2014 compared to sales of $986.4 million for the five-week period ended Feb. 2, 2013.
International sales from U.S. ecommerce retailers will jump from $11 billion in 2014 to almost $50 billion by 2020, according to a report by OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Men’s Wearhouse extends its reach to existing customers who live outside the United States by offering international shipping.
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