UPS Expects Cyber Monday Pick-up Volume to Rise 10%  Oct 28, 2013 2:32 PM By Tim Parry

UPS said it expects pick-up volume on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2, to eclipse 32 million packages globally, an increase of 10%.

Cyber Monday Attacks Cost Merchants up to $3.4 Million per Hour  Oct 28, 2013 11:35 AM By MCM Staff

While 64% of merchants see significant increases in cyber attack activity, only 23% of attacks can be detected quickly and remediated, and nearly 70% of merchants do not take additional precautions in anticipation of increased attacks.

Frederick’s of Hollywood Direct Sales Drop 22.3%  Oct 25, 2013 6:21 PM By Tim Parry

Frederick’s of Hollywood CEO Thomas Lynch said the FY 2013 results reflect the previous financial challenges the company has faced, which impacted its ability to fully deliver on its merchandising strategy and overall brand strategy.

Deloitte: Consumers Will Increase Spending This Holiday Season  Oct 23, 2013 10:55 AM By Tim Parry

Shoppers surveyed plan to shell out an average of $421 on holiday gifts this year, up from $386 last year, according to Deloitte’s 28th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends.

Under Armour Adds 2 Presidents  Oct 23, 2013 10:49 AM By Tim Parry

Kip Fulks has added President of Product to his current responsibilities as Under Armour’s Chief Operating Officer, while Henry Stafford is now serving as President of North America.

Amazon Raises Free Shipping Minimum to $35  Oct 22, 2013 6:44 PM By Tim Parry

Amazon spokesman Erik Fairleigh said in an email that the company had not changed the minimum order amount for free shipping in more than a decade. That amount was previously $25.

eBay Acquires Shutl to Beef Up Same-day Delivery  Oct 22, 2013 12:16 PM By Tim Parry

eBay has acquired U.K.-based same-day delivery courier service Shutl, and will use the acquisition to boost its eBay Now to 25 markets by the end of 2014. Financial terms of the Oct. 22 deal have not been disclosed.

Growing Global Marketplace Creates Increased Opportunities for Shippers, 3PLs  Oct 22, 2013 10:02 AM By MCM Staff

Shippers are continually focused on globalization, competition and shifting economic conditions in an increasingly global marketplace, leaving many to re-evaluate their supply chain strategies, according to 18th Annual Third-Party Logistics Study.

Saks Fifth Avenue Added to Stylewhile’s Virtual Fitting Room App  Oct 22, 2013 8:57 AM By MCM Staff

Stylewhile has partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue on the launch of a virtual fitting room iPad App that will allow users to fit clothing to their specific body type before purchase.

Lowe’s Launches Natural Gas-Powered Truck Fleet  Oct 21, 2013 11:09 AM By MCM Staff

Lowe’s has launched a dedicated fleet of natural gas-powered trucks at its regional distribution center in Mount Vernon, TX, making the DIY home improvement merchant’s fleet among the first serving a major retail distribution center in North America to run solely on natural gas.

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