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August 21, 2015




Staples Sees an Increase in Sales in Q2

Staples saw a successful second quarter as its total company sales grew 1% and its North American B2B sales were up 3% in the quarter, driven by a 4% sales growth in contract and local currency.

“During Q2 we grew sales in …

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October 28, 2009




FAO Boutiques in Store for Toys ‘R’ Us

Customers who want more access to iconic upscale toy merchant FAO Schwarz just got their wish: Starting Nov. 1, FAO Schwarz-branded boutiques will be introduced in 585 Toys ’R’ Us stores nationwide.
The FAO boutiques will be located prominently at the front …

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August 20, 2015




Target Aims at Being a Digital Leader

While Target is pleased it was able to grow traffic in its digital and stores in the second quarter, its digital sales grew 30% from a year ago, just missing the company’s expectations following intense digital promotions.

Brian Cornell, chairman …

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August 20, 2015




WalMart Sees Slower Growth Globally in Q2

While WalMart in the U.S. is moving full-steam ahead both online and in-store, internationally the company is seeing slower growth in several key markets.

Doug McMillon, the company’s president and CEO, told analysts on an earnings call that …

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August 19, 2015




4 Things Millennials Want from Your Online Business This Back-to-School Season

It’s no secret that the back-to-school season is one of the busiest (and most profitable) times of the year for retailers, second only to the winter holiday season. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer …

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August 18, 2015




5 Trends that Will Make or Break This Holiday Season

With the sun shining and current heat wave, it’s hard to believe it, but it’s time to start planning for the winter holidays.

Retailers are beginning to lay out their strategies for a successful holiday season, overflowing with …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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August 18, 2015




Cross-Channel Customer Experience

The shopping landscape continues to change drastically. Today, consumers – your customers and prospects – are shopping in an environment full of ecommerce sites on mobile devices; they are being influenced through social media posts and enticed through tons of competitive email …

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In executive summary, Omnichannel

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August 18, 2015




J.C. Penney Gears Up For Its Omnichannel Future

While J.C. Penney admits to still being behind curve with its transition to omnichannel, the company is satisfied with the progress it has made.

“In the second quarter, sales growth through J.C. Penney.com accelerated from the first …

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August 17, 2015




Shoptiques.com Launches in Canada

Shoptiques.com, an online destination that allows you to shop the world’s best boutiques, has launched in Canada. With more than 2,000 boutiques currently on the site, Canada represents the fourth country in which Shoptiques.com has store partners, including the …

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August 17, 2015




Nordstrom Highlights Omnichannel Experience in Q2 Gains

Nordstrom is making the customer the center of its strategy as it focuses on creating a differentiated experience in each of its businesses, executives noted while delivering a strong second quarter report.

“While we’ve been pursuing distinct strategies to …

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