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For the first time ever, the most recent workweek saw five individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday with $1.4 billion.
The new HickoryFarms.com site was launched in October and has faster page load times, is easier to navigate, and has improved search and checkout functions. Fans can shop on-the-go with the site’s mobile and tablet-friendly design.
A recent report by Kenshoo provides insights by advertisers and documents the growing role of mobile search. The report found there was a 19% year-over-year increase in global sales revenue and 31% in the U.S. driven by search advertising.
UPS’s extensive network is designed to provide for timely and safe delivery of customers’ holiday gifts. Customers can ship as late as Monday, Dec. 23, using UPS air services.
Department store retailer Belk, Inc. announced plans to expand its ecommerce distribution and fulfillment center in South Carolina.
Online sales from Thanksgiving through Cyber Week was up a strong 24%, with Green Monday expected to headline what could be the biggest online spending week in history.
Walmart announced today that David Cheesewright will become the president and CEO of Walmart International. At his previous post with the retailer, Cheesewright was the president and CEO of Walmart’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada. Cheesewright will assume his new role on Feb. 1, 2014.
A new $40 million, 254,000-square-foot FedEx Ground distribution center is coming to South Carolina, according to local news outlets. The distribution center is expected to begin operations in 2015.
Backcountry.com, an online outdoor retailer, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Bergfreunde.de, an ecommerce company that caters to outdoor enthusiast in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Aeropostale, a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, released its third quarter results, which showed a 15% decrease in net sales and comparable sales, which include the ecommerce channel. CEO Thomas P. Johnson said in the release that he was “disappointed in the overall performance as customer adoption is occurring more slowly than we would like against the backdrop of a challenging teen retail environment.”
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