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March 4, 2014




FedEx Freight to Increase Shipping Rates by 3.9%

FedEx announced this week that its subsidiary, FedEx Freight, will increase its shipping rates by 3.9%, effective March 31.

The shipping giant announced the rate change on March 3 and said it applies to all FedEx Freight shipments made within the United States, …

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May 14, 2014




5 Excellent Examples of Omnichannel Retailing Done Right

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding omnichannel retailing and WHY retailers should do it, but the HOW of it all isn’t always clear.

Which is why instead of just talking about the benefits of omnichannel, we’ll look …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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May 14, 2014




Millennials’ Behavior Is Good, Bad and Ugly for Retail

Some recent stats show another startling shift in the world of retail—about 15 percent of U.S. malls will fail or be converted into non-retail space within the next 10 years, according to Green Street Advisors. Retail consultant Howard Davidowitz also …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

November 1, 2007




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Sweetie darling, of course it’s Lacroix
Break out the Bolli Stoli: Serious couture is coming to catalogs. Multititle mailer Redcats USA announced in September that its La Redoute catalog is teaming up with Christian Lacroix. The fashion icon, made famous …

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August 1, 2012




Google Shopping: Video to the Rescue

The bad news about the upcoming holiday shopping season is that the new Google Shopping program, which replaces free listings with paid ads, is going to wreak havoc with retailers’ anticipated traffic from the engine.
The good news is that …

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In Affiliate, Ecommerce

November 10, 2004




Financial Reports: School Specialty, Collegiate Pacific

Sales, Income Up at School Specialty Fiscal second-quarter revenue for Greenville, WI-based School Specialty (Nasdaq: SCHS) rose 8%, to $361.5 million for the three months ended Oct. 23. Net income increased 2%, to $30.6 million. Excluding a $1.7 million restructuring charge relating to the closure of …

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October 1, 2007




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Get ready for Beaney World
L.L. Bean’s flagship store has long been the biggest draw in Freeport, ME — perhaps because it’s been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week since 1951. But now the outdoor gear and apparel merchant …

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July 19, 2012




New Pig Turns Its Snout at Traditional B-to-b Catalogs

When it comes to traditional business-to-business catalogs things can get boring. It’s generally pages and pages filled with products, prices and a few images of putting those products to use. Generally most business-to-business sellers take the simple and safe approach, …

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In B2B, Catalog

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May 6, 2014




hhgregg Embarks on Brand Transformation

Appliance, electronics and furniture retailer, hhgregg today announced the company has embarked on a brand transformation to better serve and engage customers and communities by providing a truly differentiated shopping and purchasing experience. The brand transformation will encompass all customer …

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In Marketing, PR Newswire

July 15, 2012




All Signs Lead to Amazon Offering Same-Day Delivery

When you look at the investments Amazon.com has made of late to improve the back-end of its business, speculation that the ecommerce giant will offer its customer same-day delivery makes sense.

Amazon has been making moves to enable same …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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