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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 […]
Faced with continued economic uncertainty and used to doing more with less, consumers will take a conservative approach to spending this holiday season, according to National Retail Federation’s holiday consumer spending survey
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.
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