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Amazon Creates 5,000 New Fulfillment Jobs  Jul 29, 2013 8:03 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon announced on July 29 that it is creating more than 5,000 new full-time jobs in its U.S. fulfillment network to meet growing customer demand. Fulfillment associates and lead fulfillment associates are being hired at 17 fulfillment centers across 10 states.

Consumers Want Faster Online Shopping  Jul 26, 2013 11:47 AM By Daniela Forte

Survey results released today show that over four in ten (44 percent) consumers would shop more online if it were faster to make a purchase, while nearly three-quarters (72 percent) agree that the overall experience of surfing the web could be better.

Shoppers Looking for Back-to-School Sales  Jul 25, 2013 1:38 PM By MCM Staff

A new survey has revealed that shoppers will have their eyes on back-to-school deals this summer shopping season. According to the survey conducted by PriceGrabber, results also indicate that 68% of consumers plan to spend up to $500 this season compared up from 63% in 2012.

Ordoro Brings Amazon’s Warehouse to the Masses  Jul 25, 2013 1:26 PM By Erin Lynch

Ordoro announced partnership with Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) to bring Amazon’s warehousing and order fulfillment expertise to thousands of small businesses who store and ship products daily.

Men’s Wearhouse Acquires Brand Joseph Abboud  Jul 18, 2013 1:55 PM By Daniela Forte

The Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire JA Holding, Inc. (“JA Holding”), the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud.

The State of the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jul 17, 2013 12:15 PM By Lisa Steinhart

Organizations that oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act and those who support it have been extremely vocal about their opinions on the subject. Two of the leaders in the industry, eBay and Amazon, fall on opposite sides of the argument.

Study Finds 16% of U.S. Consumers Have Used Mobile to Shop  Jul 16, 2013 2:05 PM By Erin Lynch

While retailers are focusing more on the mobile shopper, new research has found that only 16% of American consumers have used their mobile device to shop compared to 50% in China, 48% in Singapore, and 42% in India.

Office Depot-OfficeMax Merger Approved  Jul 10, 2013 1:22 PM By Daniela Forte

OfficeMax stockholders voted to approve the merger and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Office Depot. Office Depot stockholders voted to approve the issuance of shares of Office Depot common stock to OfficeMax stockholders pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger.

Foot Locker’s Acqusition of Runners Point Group is Official  Jul 10, 2013 10:13 AM By Erin Lynch

Foot Locker announced that it has officially acquired German-based specialty athletic retailer Runners Point Group. The acquisition of Runners Point Group represents a significant addition to Foot Locker’s European footprint, where it already operates more than 600 Foot Locker stores and had revenue of more than $1 billion in 2012.

Back-to-School Sales Expected to Jump 4.3% in August  Jul 09, 2013 2:13 PM By Erin Lynch

Retailers will get some good news at the start of the back-to-school season as ShopperTrak said it expects to see an increase in retail sales 4.3% compared to August 2012.






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