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Shoppers surveyed plan to shell out an average of $421 on holiday gifts this year, up from $386 last year, according to Deloitte’s 28th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends.
Kip Fulks has added President of Product to his current responsibilities as Under Armour’s Chief Operating Officer, while Henry Stafford is now serving as President of North America.
Amazon spokesman Erik Fairleigh said in an email that the company had not changed the minimum order amount for free shipping in more than a decade. That amount was previously $25.
eBay has acquired U.K.-based same-day delivery courier service Shutl, and will use the acquisition to boost its eBay Now to 25 markets by the end of 2014. Financial terms of the Oct. 22 deal have not been disclosed.
Shippers are continually focused on globalization, competition and shifting economic conditions in an increasingly global marketplace, leaving many to re-evaluate their supply chain strategies, according to 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study.
Stylewhile has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue on the launch of a virtual fitting room iPad App that will allow users to fit clothing to their specific body type before purchase.
Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, TX, making the DIY home improvement merchant’s fleet among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.
Total net revenue for Q3 2013 and 2012 was $301.4 million and $255.4 million, respectively, an 18% increase. The growth in net revenue was primarily due to a 16% increase in average order size, from $147 in Q3 2012 to $170 in Q3 2013, coupled with a 2% increase in orders.
Toys R Us has taken the Interim tag off Antonio Urcelay and named him CEO on Oct. 16. The merchant also announced that former ServiceMaster and Walmart executive Hank Mullany has been named president, Toys R Us, U.S., effective Nov. 5.
The National Retail Federation today released the following statement from NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay on the expected decision to reopen the government and delay the debate on the debt ceiling: “While there is some satisfaction at achieving a deal, today’s agreement between the House and Senate merely ensures more opportunities to continue the […]