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Miles Kimball Co. Changes Name to Silver Star Brands  Oct 08, 2013 1:53 PM By Tim Parry

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.

Shop.org Predicts 13% to 15% Ecommerce Sales Growth for Holiday 2013  Oct 03, 2013 12:00 PM By Tim Parry

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 Plans to Hire More than 70,000 Seasonal Employees  Oct 02, 2013 7:13 AM By Daniela Forte

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.

Walmart Announces 2 Large-Scale Online Fulfillment Centers  Oct 01, 2013 9:12 PM By MCM Staff

Walmart has announced two new centers dedicated to filling online orders, including one in Texas and one in Pennsylvania that will be its largest ever.These two new online fulfillment centers are just part of a next-generation fulfillment network that will deliver U.S. customer orders faster and at a lower cost. In addition to these new and […]

Walmart Announces New Fulfillment Centers for Online Orders  Oct 01, 2013 1:56 PM By MCM Staff

Walmart announced it would open to new fulfillment centers dedicated to fill online orders, including one in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.

Neiman Marcus Rolls Out Free Shipping, Free Returns  Oct 01, 2013 10:32 AM By MCM Staff

Neiman Marcus announced its plan to offer free shipping and free returns permanently in its Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores and online.

Consumers Increasingly Turning to Their Smartphones, Tablets for Specific Retail Activities  Oct 01, 2013 9:56 AM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

According to a report produced in partnership with comScore and The Partnering Group and released today at Shop.org’s Annual Summit, in June 2013, more than half (55%) of all retail related Internet time originated on smartphones and tablet devices combined, compared with just 45 percent originating from desktop devices.

QVC Launches toGather Social Commerce Platform  Sep 30, 2013 1:07 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

QVC has launched toGather, an online gathering place that brings together QVC’s community of customers, personalities and brands. Here’s how QVC plans to use toGather to expand recommendations from people and brands its users follow.

TruST Seeks Catalog Shoppers Input on Marketplace Fairness Act  Sep 20, 2013 12:46 PM By Erin Lynch

The True Simplification of Taxation, also known as TruST, is asking millions of catalog shoppers to let the House Judiciary Committee know how the passing of the Marketplace Fairness Act could affect them as shoppers.

Kohl’s Expects to Hire 50,000 Holiday Employees  Sep 19, 2013 1:39 PM By Erin Lynch

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday shopping season, Kohl’s announced that it will hire 50,000 seasonal employees nationally in various in-store, distribution center, and customer service positions.






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