Sears, Roebuck and Co. has announced its strategies to attract holiday shoppers this season. For example, Kmart will roll out its Lease-to-Own program in time for Black Friday, while Sears announced it has more than 95 million items available via Sears Marketplace.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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. 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.
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 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.