NRF: Online Holiday Sales Rise 11.1% in 2012  Jan 15, 2013 10:18 AM By MCM staff

Total holiday retail sales increased 3.0 percent, below NRF’s projected forecast of 4.1 to $579.8 billion. Additionally, non-store holiday sales grew 11.1 percent. in October forecasted a 12.0 percent growth in online sales in the months of November and December.

Genesco’s Direct Sales Rise 17%  Jan 15, 2013 9:35 AM By MCM staff

Sales for the Company’s e‑commerce and catalog direct sales businesses increased 17% in the quarter-to-date period ended January 12, 2013, on a comparable basis.

Performance Bicycle Anticipates In-stock Improvements with 4R Systems  Jan 14, 2013 8:32 AM By MCM staff

4R Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced inventory and supply chain services which help retailers increase profits by optimizing their inventory and related supply chain decisions, announced that Performance Bicycle has gone live with 4R Systems’ Profit Optimized Inventory Services.

More Merchants Report Soft December Finish  Jan 11, 2013 12:04 PM By Tim Parry

This week, there are more up-and-down results coming in from crosschannel retailers. And two reports indicate spending overall was down in December.

NetSuite Acquires Retail Anywhere  Jan 10, 2013 9:47 AM By MCM staff

NetSuite Inc. today announced that it has acquired Retail Anywhere, a provider of multichannel retail management solutions designed to improve the retail customer experience. The acquisition builds on NetSuite’s SuiteCommerce platform.

Filson Partners With Stanley to Create Commemorative Product  Jan 10, 2013 9:35 AM By MCM staff

In honor of its 100th anniversary, legendary outdoor food and beverage brand, STANLEY, a brand of PMI, announces today the release of a limited edition 100th Anniversary Bottle and Shoulder Sling. In partnership with Filson, the iconic outfitter for the outdoor enthusiast for over 115 years, this commemorative product represents what these two legendary companies are celebrated for – functional design, renowned durability, and rich heritage.

Killough Out as Delia’s CEO  Jan 08, 2013 9:49 PM By Tim Parry

Delia’s CEO Walter Killough has agreed to step down on April 1, four months before his contract is set to expire. The company has begun a search for a new CEO, and Killough may agree to continue to serve as CEO of Delia’s for a limited period of time after April 1, according to a press release. Inc. Acquires Zenfolio  Jan 08, 2013 8:26 PM By MCM staff Inc. has announced the acquisition of Zenfolio Inc. Zenfolio is a destination for professional and amateur photographers who need an online platform to upload, display, share, sell and market their photos and services.

D’Ambrosio to Step Down as CEO at Sears Holdings  Jan 08, 2013 7:16 PM By MCM staff

Sears Holdings has announced that Louis J. D’Ambrosio will step down as Chief Executive Officer for family health matters at the end of the company’s fiscal year on February 2, 2013. Edward S. Lampert will then assume the role of CEO of Sears Holdings, in addition to his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. D’Ambrosio will remain on the Board until the company’s next Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held in May 2013 and will be available to assist with a smooth transition.

Helen of Troy Limited Plans New Distribution Center  Jan 08, 2013 5:32 PM By MCM staff

Helen of Troy Limited Announces Planned Construction of New Distribution Center (via PR Newswire) EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ, NM:  HELE), designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name …

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