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June 27, 2014




Study: West Coast Port Strike Could Cost U.S. Economy $2.5B Per Day

A West Coast port strike, which could happen as early as 5 p.m. PT on July 1 if dockworkers and port management don’t reach an agreement, could cost the U.S. economy up to $2.5 billion per day, according to a …

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June 20, 2014




Jimmy Jazz Sees Successful Ecommerce Growth

Fashion and sneaker retailer Jimmy Jazz has seen success with the acceleration of its ecommerce growth with the handling of hundreds of thousands of ecommerce and call center orders a year, according to a press release.

Since it began working …

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In Contact Center, Ecommerce

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November 26, 2013




Back Atcha: Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Play for Jos. A. Bank

Less than 7 weeks after Jo.s A. Bank looked to acquire troubled apparel merchant Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse made an offer Tuesday to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.2 billion, or $55 a share.

Given Men’s Wearhouse’s advantage in scale, growth and …

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November 25, 2013




Walmart Rolls Back Free Shipping Threshold for Cyber Monday

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Walmart Unveils Cyber Monday Savings of Up to 60 Percent, Lowers Free Shipping Minimum (via PR Newswire)

Walmart.com’s biggest Cyber Week event begins Saturday, Nov. 30, with deals including $500 off a 55-inch LED …

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June 11, 2014




Target Has a Registry for College Students? YES!

If there was ever a moment I could say “I wish I was back in college” it is right now.   I recently found out that Target has launched its first ever college registry program.  How great is this?  It’s …

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May 28, 2014




Wet Seal Exit Strategy for Arden B. Is Underway

Arden B. will soon just be a memory, as its parent company, Wet Seal, Inc., announced it has already begun winding down that business, according to Wet Seal’s first quarter earnings call.

Wet Seal made the announcement of the …

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In Ecommerce, News

July 15, 2010




Merchants Hope for Back-to-School Rebound

The average U.S. family is expected to spend 10.5% more during the 2010 back-to-school shopping season than they did last year, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2010 Consumer Intentions and Actions Back to School survey, conducted by BIGresearch.
The families …

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May 1, 2013




JCP Asks Customers to “Come Back”

J.C. Penney took to Facebook to acknowledge the marketing mistakes it has made over the past year and a half and is now asking customers to “come back” according to a post on its Facebook page.

The year-long perils …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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May 7, 2014




Why Office Depot Will Close 400+ Stores

Office Depot Inc. will close at least 400 stores by the end of 2016, chairman and CEO Roland Smith said during its first-quarter earnings call on May 6.

The decision to close as many as 400 stores – including a minimum of 150 after the 2014 back-to-school …

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October 12, 2013




J.C. Penney’s Ecommerce Sales Continue to Rise

J.C. Penney’s ecommerce sales increased 25.3% year-over-year in September, the troubled general merchant said in a press release posted to its corporate website on Oct. 8.

The increase marked the third consecutive month of double-digit ecommerce sales growth, according to J….

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