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More Consumers Shopping from Couch This Holiday Season  Nov 20, 2013 1:17 PM By Tim Parry

More shoppers will engage in couch commerce since they know that they can find the widest selection at the best price without leaving their couch or dealing with the masses.

Staples Has Rough Third Quarter  Nov 20, 2013 12:46 PM By Tim Parry

Staples as a whole did $6.1 billion in sales during its fiscal third quarter. However, that equates to a decrease of 3.8% compared to the same period in 2012. Its ecommerce and B2B sales, however, were positive.

JCPenney’s Ecommerce Sales Rise 24.5%  Nov 20, 2013 10:54 AM By Tim Parry

Third-quarter net sales at JCPenney were down 4.8%, but its ecommerce arm continues to shine. Online sales through JCP.com were $266 million for the quarter, up 24.5% versus the same period last year and reflecting sequential increases through the quarter.

Aggressive Promotions will Affect Holiday Sales Margins  Nov 20, 2013 8:46 AM By Tim Parry

FTI Consulting believes that retailers’ gross margins will continue to be pressured by aggressive promotional activity. Retailers focused on the bottom-line must decide how to approach holiday markdowns without jeopardizing the profitability of the season.

Package Deliveries Helped USPS Revenue’s Grow in 2013  Nov 15, 2013 3:53 PM By Tim Parry

The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion in fiscal 2013, which ended on Sept. 30. However, the USPS highlighted in a press release that it did see a slight revenue increase, thanks in part to an 8% growth in its package services business.

Little Tikes Launches Redesigned Ecommerce Site  Nov 15, 2013 2:57 PM By MCM Staff

Little Tikes has rolled out a website “renovation,” providing a redesigned look and feel, added content and more insight and value to its consumers. The brand also rolls out its new tagline, “The Wonder of Little Tikes,” embracing the awe-inspiring moments that connect parents and their children.

NRF Says Shoppers Started Holiday Shopping in October  Nov 14, 2013 7:03 PM By Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation’s consumer spending survey found that early October promotions drove millions of U.S. Consumers to begin their holiday shopping. In fact, the survey found that 53.8% shoppers have started already and 46.2% said they have yet to start.

USPS Announces 2.4% Shipping Increase for 2014  Nov 14, 2013 12:44 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service has announced that customers will see a price increase of 2.4% effective Jan. 2014 for its shipping services.

Turnaround Specialist Smith Replaces Office Depot’s Co-CEOs  Nov 13, 2013 1:42 PM By Tim Parry

Turnaround specialist Roland Smith was named chairman and CEO of Office Depot Inc. on Nov. 12, effective immediately, and replaces Office Depot’s Neil Austrian and OfficeMax’s Ravi Saligram, who were named co-CEOs of the merged company just last week.

NFL Launches First Ecommerce Store in China  Nov 12, 2013 1:40 PM By Erin Lynch

The National Football League has opened its first official online store in China. The new site is similar to the U.S. ecommerce site selling official NFL branded apparel, equipment and accessories over an ecommerce platform on China’s Tmall.com.






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