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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March 6, 2014

Bon-Ton to Consolidate Four Fulfillment Centers into One

Bon-Ton announced on March 5 that it has signed a lease for a 743,000 square-foot direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio in response to its growing ecommerce operations.

According to the merchant, the new facility will consolidate the ecommerce fulfillment that …


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May 16, 2014

JCPenney Online Sales are Growing Faster than Amazon

Is growing at a faster pace than Not really. But based on its new sales reporting methodology, its online sales are growing at a faster pace than Amazon.

JCPenney said May 15 that its comparable store sales …


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May 15, 2014

How U.S. Retailers can Get Better International Currency Exchange Rates

For those involved in business, it’s always good to hear about new ways of saving money. And when it comes to ecommerce, here’s a way in which your business could save money when making profits on overseas sales …


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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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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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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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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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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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