Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.
Today the House Judiciary Committee released basic principles pertaining to the issue of Internet sales tax. To develop these principles, the Committee received input directly from taxpayers, industry and trade groups, and representatives of state and local governments. The principles are intended to guide discussion on this issue and spark creative solutions.
If the forecasting of a recent Monetate report is accurate, marketers might want to revise their ecommerce email plan since its influence rate is starting to dip with consumers. But the forecast isn’t all bad news, according to the report, not only is social traffic on the rise for consumers but tablets should outpace smartphones this year.
Toys R Us chief merchandising officer Richard Barry has provided his insight and vision surrounding the company’s omnichannel holiday strategy, as well as investments being made in its mobile capabilities.
J. Crew’s second quarter direct sales increased 13% to $151.8 million following an increase of 16% in the second quarter last year.
Ares Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced plans to acquire Neiman Marcus Group from a group of investors led by TPG and Warburg Pincus for $6 billion, according to a press release.
Outdoor apparel and gear retailer, REI, has named Jerry Stritzke as the company’s president and CEO following an extensive national search. Prior to joining REI, Stritzke was the president and COO at Coach but resigned on September 2.
Overall email volume for the second quarter of 2013 increased 17.9% over the same period in 2012, and unique open rates increased 7.2% year-over-year, according to the Q3 2013 email benchmark report by Experian Marketing Services. Here’s what the report uncovers about other email trends, including mobile.
Jarden Corp. has agreed to acquire Yankee Candle Investments from Madison Dearborn Partners for approximately $1.75 billion in cash, subject to working capital and other adjustments. here’s why Jarden wants to add Yankee Candle to its portfolio of retail brands.
Deliv has announced a partnership with a subsidiary of General Growth Properties to offer same-day delivery service to customers of four GGP shopping malls. Here’s a look at how Deliv’s same-day delivery program will work.