April Fools

April 1, 2016




Week in Review: It’s April, Fools!

Trader Joe’s is closing all its stores, and the sky is falling. April Fools’ Day came one day early for fans (like me) of the specialty grocer. But the joke was on Yahoo News, which posted the faux Trader Joe’s …

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paypal

July 31, 2014




eBay: 79% of Global Shoppers Prefer PayPal

PayPal is the preferred payment method for eBay’s cross-border consumers, eBay president and CEO John Donahoe said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call.

According to Donohoe, 79% of global shoppers identified PayPal as their preferred payment method when making cross-border purchases.

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In Ecommerce, Global

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March 23, 2016




FedEx Rebrands Bongo International as FedEx CrossBorder

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 22, 2016– FedEx Trade Networks, the international freight forwarding arm of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), today announced the re-launch of Bongo International as FedEx® CrossBorder.

The announcement highlights the FedEx investment in expanding its international e-commerce offerings.

FedEx CrossBorder, …

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In cross-border, Global

Toys R Us, Babies R Us, free shipping, ecommerce, holiday shopping, peak holiday season, 2015 holiday shopping, omnichannel retail, buy online pickup in store

October 18, 2013




Urcelay Promoted to CEO at Toys R Us

Toys R Us has taken the Interim tag off Antonio Urcelay and named him CEO on Oct. 16. The merchant also announced that former ServiceMaster and Walmart executive Hank Mullany has been named president, Toys R Us, U.S., effective Nov. 5.

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In Ecommerce, Global

April 26, 2012




Senate Postal Bill Passes, Brings Mixed Reaction

The U.S. Senate passed S. 1789 by a 62-37 vote yesterday, but the USPS said the bill, which is supposed to enable the U.S. Postal Service to return to financial viability, does nothing to help the agency.

Among other …

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In Catalog, Shipping/Delivery

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June 24, 2014




eBay Enterprise Names IBM’s Hayman its New President

eBay Inc. has named Craig Hayman as president of its eBay Enterprise business. Hayman will report to eBay Inc. President and CEO John Donahoe.

“We are fortunate to have Craig join our leadership team and lead our Enterprise business unit,” …

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In Executive, Leadership Team

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March 10, 2016




Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight

Ending months of speculation, Amazon announced it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while at the same time taking a 20% stake in the Wilmington, OH-based company. That is where Amazon has reportedly been running air …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

paypal

June 10, 2014




PayPal President David Marcus Leaves Company for Facebook

Ebay Inc. announced this week that PayPal president David Marcus is leaving the company for Facebook. His last day is expected to be June 27, according to a press release from eBay Inc.   Marcus will be leading Facebook’s messaging products.

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In Executive, Must Reads

October 26, 2010




PMG Potter To Retire in December

It’s the end of an era: The U.S. Postal Service announced Oct. 25 that Postmaster General Jack Potter will retire on Dec. 3. Potter was named the 72nd U.S. Postmaster General on June 1, 2001 – making him the longest serving postmaster …

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In Catalog, Customer Relationship Management

September 12, 2013




Toys R Us Outlines Omnichannel Holiday Strategy

Toys”R”Us, Inc. Unwraps Plans For 2013 Holiday Season (via PR Newswire)
At a Special Preview Event, Company Outlines Blueprint to Reinvent Store Experience in Time for Shopping Season Ahead, Introducing New Product Categories and Expanding in Growth Areas Company …

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