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38.1% Direct Sales Gain Fuels Yankee Candle’s Year  Feb 28, 2013 2:33 PM By MCM staff

Comparable sales in Yankee Candle’s Consumer Direct business increased by 47.7% over the prior year fourth quarter. For the year, direct sales were up 38.1%

J.C. Penney’s Web Sales Dropped 33% in 2012  Feb 28, 2013 9:00 AM By Tim Parry

The $1.02 billion in ecommerce sales for the year were the lowest for JCP since 2005, when it became the first retailer to break the $1 billion mark in online sales. Will the March 15 launch of Canadian fashion line Joe Fresh, and a revamped home store in May, help JCP differentiate itself online?

OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger Could Lead to Price Cutting and Re-branding  Feb 21, 2013 1:43 PM By Daniela Forte

Industry experts predict price cutting, store closings and possible re-branding will be part of a merged Office Max and Office Depot as they go after some of their biggest competitors in the office supply industry.

Wayfair.com Integrates Flash Deals into Everyday Shopping Experience  Feb 20, 2013 1:47 PM By MCM staff

Wayfai.com has announced the launch of Daily Fair, a new flash sale feature to engage shoppers with significant savings on an unparalleled selection of home furnishings and decor.

Rumors Fly with Possible OfficeMax and Office Depot Merger  Feb 19, 2013 1:38 PM By Erin Lynch

Is a merger between OfficeMax and Office Depot just a few days away? Although the office supply giants are keeping a tight lip, there have been several published reports within print and online media pointing all signs to yes.

Amazon Redshift Available To The Masses  Feb 15, 2013 11:57 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon Web Services Inc., announces its making available its data warehouse Amazon Redshift to customers. Redshift was first introduced in November of last year and could pose a possible threat to its competitors.

Storch Out as Toys R Us CEO, Rubin in at Michaels  Feb 14, 2013 1:41 PM By Tim Parry

Following a slow fourth-quarter, Jerry Storch has decided to step down as CEO at Toys R Us. Meanwhile, Chris Vickers has been named president and CEO at Vermont Country Store, Victor Luis will eventually replace Lew Frankfort as Coach’s CEO, and Ulta Beauty president and CEO Chuck Rubin has been named CEO at Michaels Stores.

Amazon Tops ForeSee Mobile Satisfaction Survey  Feb 12, 2013 7:40 AM By MCM staff

Amazon extends its domination of ecommerce into the mobile platform, according to the ForeSee Mobile Satisfaction Index: Holiday Retail Edition. In the survey, which was conducted of more than 6,200 consumers during the peak holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the online marketplace scored highest among 25 of the top mobile commerce companies.

Monetate Ecommerce Quarterly Sheds Light on Shipping Offer Effectiveness and Holiday Shopping Behaviors  Feb 08, 2013 6:30 PM By MCM staff

While most, if not all, holiday ecommerce reporting ends after Cyber Monday, EQ4 2012 examines trends through Christmas Eve, including an analysis of key performance indicators such as conversion rates and average order values by device and inbound referrer.

Package Growth and Record Efficiency Mitigate First Quarter Loss for USPS  Feb 08, 2013 4:35 PM By MCM staff

The U.S. Postal Service ended the first three months of its 2013 fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012) with a net loss of $1.3 billion. Continued growth in Shipping and Package revenue (+4.7%) and increased efficiency helped mitigate but could not fully offset the financial effects of continued First-Class Mail volume declines and costs that are beyond Postal Service management control. As a result, the Postal Service recently announced it would move forward with accelerated cost-cutting actions necessary to help maintain liquidity because Congress has not passed comprehensive postal reform legislation.






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