PR Newswire ARCHIVE

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.

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns  Jul 09, 2013 11:45 AM By Erin Lynch

William Lynch has resigned from his post as Barnes & Noble CEO effective immediately, according to a release issued by the retailers. The company also said that a replacement has yet to be named.

Gary Friedman Back as Chairman and Co-CEO at Restoration Hardware  Jul 03, 2013 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

Less than a year after announcing he was stepping down as chairman and Carlos Alberini’s co-CEO, Gary Friedman has returned to that position at Restoration Hardware Holdings.

Nordstrom and Wantful Announce Partnership  Jun 27, 2013 2:39 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

Wantful (wantful.com), one of the fastest-growing online gift retailers, today announced a partnership with Nordstrom.

HoneyBaked Ham Company to Launch in Japan  Jun 25, 2013 10:10 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

The HoneyBaked Ham Company announced that after it’s 55-year history selling in the United States it will now expand to Japan with a storefront, an ecommerce site, sampling and a full marketing campaign specific to the region.

Men’s Wearhouse Fires Executive Chairman Zimmer  Jun 19, 2013 12:35 PM By Erin Lynch

While George Zimmer was able to guarantee the likeability of the suits at Men’s Wearhouse, he wasn’t able to guarantee his job as the Executive Chairman. The retailer announced his termination this week.

RetailMeNot Files for $230 Million IPO  Jun 17, 2013 8:43 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

RetailMeNot announced Monday that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Series 1 common stock.

DHL Opens Warehouse in India  Jun 17, 2013 2:22 PM By Erin Lynch

Joining the ranks of Amazon, DHL Supply Chain announced that it has opened a warehouse in Luhari, India to help meet the growing demand from the consumer, retail, and automotive sectors.

More Merchants Making Ecommerce Video a Must  Jun 17, 2013 1:15 PM By Tim Parry

Nearly 40% (39.8%) of merchants say they plan to add product videos to their ecommerce sites in 2013, according to findings from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013 report on ecommerce. Click through for more findings, and to download the complimentary report.






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