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.
With IAB Europe reporting an 11.5% growth in the European online advertising market, TRUSTe, the global data privacy management (DPM) company, today announced findings from its latest privacy research – examining consumer’s opinions about online behavioural advertising (OBA) and who they consider responsible for their online privacy.
Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told a U.S. Senate committee that the U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low.
Today the House Judiciary Committee released basic principles pertaining to the issue of Internet sales tax. To develop these principles, the Committee received input directly from taxpayers, industry and trade groups, and representatives of state and local governments. The principles are intended to guide discussion on this issue and spark creative solutions.
If the forecasting of a recent Monetate report is accurate, marketers might want to revise their ecommerce email plan since its influence rate is starting to dip with consumers. But the forecast isn’t all bad news, according to the report, not only is social traffic on the rise for consumers but tablets should outpace smartphones this year.
Toys R Us chief merchandising officer Richard Barry has provided his insight and vision surrounding the company’s omnichannel holiday strategy, as well as investments being made in its mobile capabilities.
J. Crew’s second quarter direct sales increased 13% to $151.8 million following an increase of 16% in the second quarter last year.
Ares Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced plans to acquire Neiman Marcus Group from a group of investors led by TPG and Warburg Pincus for $6 billion, according to a press release.
Outdoor apparel and gear retailer, REI, has named Jerry Stritzke as the company’s president and CEO following an extensive national search. Prior to joining REI, Stritzke was the president and COO at Coach but resigned on September 2.
Overall email volume for the second quarter of 2013 increased 17.9% over the same period in 2012, and unique open rates increased 7.2% year-over-year, according to the Q3 2013 email benchmark report by Experian Marketing Services. Here’s what the report uncovers about other email trends, including mobile.