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The End of Black Friday? Research Shows Retail Holiday in Decline  Oct 15, 2013 1:49 PM By Tim Parry

Black Friday shopping may be on the decline, according to a new study by customer satisfaction technology and analytics firm CFI Group. The 2013 Holiday Retail Spending Report found consumers are placing less emphasis on the post-Thanksgiving event and starting their holiday shopping earlier in the season.

PayPal Coming to More Brick-and-Mortar Stores  Oct 14, 2013 9:34 AM By Tim Parry

Collaboration with Revel Systems will integrate PayPal with POS system for mobile discovery, ordering ahead and secure mobile payments.

J.C. Penney’s Ecommerce Sales Continue to Rise  Oct 12, 2013 1:58 PM By Tim Parry

J.C. Penney’s ecommerce sales increased 25.3% year-over-year in September. The increase marked the third consecutive month of double-digit ecommerce sales growth, according to J.C. Penney. Ecommerce sales grew 10.8% in August, and 14% in July.

Men’s Wearhouse Rejects Jos. A. Bank’s $2.3 Billion Offer  Oct 10, 2013 8:01 AM By Tim Parry

The Men’s Wearhouse’s Board of Directors voted Oct. 9 to reject an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Jos. A. Bank to acquire Men’s Wearhouse for $48 per share in cash.

Amazon Launches Login and Pay with Amazon  Oct 08, 2013 10:03 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon has released a new service that streamlines how customers transact with online merchants. Login and Pay with Amazon allows participating merchants to empower customers to go from check out using their existing Amazon account information.

Fifth & Pacific Sells Juicy Couture  Oct 08, 2013 3:19 PM By Tim Parry

Fifth & Pacific Companies said on Oct. 7 that it agreed to sell the intellectual property of the Juicy Couture brand to Authentic Brands Group for $195 million cash.

Miles Kimball Co. Changes Name to Silver Star Brands  Oct 08, 2013 1:53 PM By Tim Parry

Miles Kimball Co. president Vicki Updike announced Oct. 8 the company is changing its name to Silver Star Brands in a move to describe more accurately the merchant and the brand portfolio it offers. Here’s what Silver Star Brands president Vicki Updike has to say about the rebranding.

Shop.org Predicts 13% to 15% Ecommerce Sales Growth for Holiday 2013  Oct 03, 2013 12:00 PM By Tim Parry

The National Retail Federation’s Shop.org division said it expects sales in November and December to grow between 13% to 15% over last holiday season to as much as $82.0 billion.

Amazon Plans to Hire More than 70,000 Seasonal Employees  Oct 02, 2013 7:13 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon is expected to hire more than 70,000 full-time seasonal employees across its U.S. fulfillment centers for the holiday season in order to meet the increase in customer demand, a 40% increase over 2012, according to a press release.

Walmart Announces 2 Large-Scale Online Fulfillment Centers  Oct 01, 2013 9:12 PM By MCM Staff

Walmart has announced two new centers dedicated to filling online orders, including one in Texas and one in Pennsylvania that will be its largest ever.These two new online fulfillment centers are just part of a next-generation fulfillment network that will deliver U.S. customer orders faster and at a lower cost. In addition to these new and […]






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