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Congress Forces USPS To Delay 5-Day Delivery Plan  Apr 10, 2013 4:17 PM By Daniela Forte

The U.S. Postal Service has delayed the implementation of its new five-day mail delivery schedule until legislation is passed that provides the USPS with the authority to implement a financially appropriate and responsible delivery schedule…

Ron Johnson Era Ends at J.C. Penney  Apr 08, 2013 11:37 PM By Tim Parry

Ron Johnson is out as CEO of the troubled general merchant, and has been replaced by the man he replaced at the end of 2011, Myron E. (Mike) Ullman III.

Menlo Establishes New Logistics Hub for Fox Head in Europe  Apr 08, 2013 8:39 PM By Tim Parry

Menlo will provide transport management services for inbound product and distribution to the Fox dealer network; inventory and warehousing management and order fulfilment and dispatch. The facility will utilize Fox’s voice recognition technology.

Speltz to Replace Bebis as CEO at Brookstone  Apr 04, 2013 7:07 PM By Tim Parry

Brookstone announced that it has accepted the resignation of Stephen Bebis , its President and CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 4. James M. Speltz , the Company’s Vice President, Chief Operating Officer has been appointed as the Company’s new President and CEO.

Brookstone Reports Net Sales increased 4.6% to $519.6  Mar 28, 2013 10:59 PM By MCM staff

Net sales in Brookstone’s ecommerce channel increased $9.0 million, or 9.3%, to $105.4 million for the fiscal year ended Dec. 29.

SLI Systems Helps Cache.com Create Increased Conversions  Mar 27, 2013 11:24 PM By Tim Parry

Cache has seen an 88% increase in the conversion rate among site search users since implementing SLI’s full-service Learning Search solution for its Cache.com website.

Target Agrees to Acquire CHEFS Catalog and Cooking.com  Mar 15, 2013 4:58 AM By Tim Parry

Target announced separate agreements March 14 to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of Cooking.com The company said in a press release that the acquisitions are aimed at expanding Target’s ecommerce presence in the cooking and kitchenware market.

Ecommerce in U.S. Could Grow to $370 Billion by 2017  Mar 13, 2013 4:01 PM By Daniela Forte

Forrester expects ecommerce in the U.S. to grow to $370 billion by 2017, reflecting an annual growth of 10%. The result of the growth will outpace brick-and-mortar stores, and they will continue to lose wallet share to web retailers.

Webgistix Releases Inventory Placement Products  Mar 13, 2013 11:16 AM By MCM staff

International leader in ecommerce order fulfillment Webgistix announced this week the unveiling of SmartShip for ecommerce retailers. SmartShip will help make strategic approaches to inventory placement by leveraging Webgistix’s nationwide network of fulfillment centers to offer consumers faster and more economical shipping, according to a press release.

Wealthy Consumers Wary of Surrendering Personal Data Online and In-Store  Mar 12, 2013 3:39 PM By Daniela Forte

Sharing personal data about yourself without knowing where it goes can be scary. Affluent consumers are hesitant in surrendering personal information when making purchases online or in-store. The Luxury Institute surveyed U.S. consumers with a minimum household income of $150,000 about their attitudes on privacy and experiences.






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