April 1, 2011




New PMG Brings a Refreshing Change to the USPS

JACK POTTER RETIRED AS POSTMASTER GENERAL (PMG) OF THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ON DEC. 3, 2010. That same day, his deputy, Patrick Donahoe, became the head of the second biggest government employer in the U.S. Seeing that Donahoe was a …

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February 13, 2015




West Coast Port Shutdown to Continue Through the Weekend

With no resolution in sight to the tense labor stalemate, 29 West Coast ports will sit idle from Saturday through Monday as numerous trade groups and legislators on both sides of the aisle urge President Obama to intervene via the Taft-Hartley …

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August 2, 2010




Clothing Makes the Catalog for Patrick James

Right from the cover, you get the sense that it’s good to be Patrick James–or at least, it’s good to buy your clothes from the Patrick James catalog. The men’s apparel mailer is a “West Coast Classic,” …

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February 12, 2015




Don’t Count Out Big Retail as Focus and Investments in Omnichannel Rise

Amazon opened its first brick-and-mortar campus store at Purdue University last week. It is also reportedly in talks with retailers like Radio Shack to give it a more omnichannel presence. One online publication declared this move would be “another nail …

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NRF Annual Convention & Expo, NRF, NRF Big Show, Macy's, Lowe's Hardware, Lowe's, The Limited, Limited Brands, omnichannel, retail, retailers, omnichannel retail

February 3, 2015




Retailers Support Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

The National Retail Federation expressed its strong support for legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act in a letter today sent to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. NRF will consider votes on H….

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October 17, 2012




Tuesday Tweets: #DMA12 Gets Rolling in Las Vegas

[View the story "Tuesday Tweets: #DMA12 Gets Rolling in Las Vegas" on Storify] Tuesday Tweets: #DMA12 Gets Rolling in Las Vegas Storified by MultichannelMerchant · Wed, Oct 17 2012 05:16:11 “You know how I know I’m who the DMA is marketing to? Here’s my …

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January 15, 2015




Mobile Huge in Omnichannel Engagement, Retailers Report at NRF

Executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited said the impact of mobile on omnichannel engagement with customers has been huge and has progressed faster than expected, attendees were told at a session at the NRF Big Show this week …

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In customer experience, Engagement

October 28, 2010




New Poly Letter Wrap Product for Catalogers

The U.S. Postal Service’s new business plan calls on customers and stakeholders to provide it with creative ideas that keep mail an attractive communications tool.
Innovative Packaging has one: The supplier of polymer-based substrates to the direct mail …

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2015-forecast

January 7, 2015




Parcel Delivery Innovations will Fuel Global Eommerce Growth

Web 3.0 is on its way, and London-based global courier Fastlane International says that the international parcel market are poised for some significant developments in 2015, which will fuel further growth in cross-border ecommerce.

Fastlane International is predicting for 2015 and beyond: Increased …

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December 30, 2014




How Convenient is Buy Online, Pickup In Store?

Buy online, pickup in store is supposed to be a major differentiator for omnichannel retailers. But is buy online, pickup in store really that convenient?

According to a study by StellaService, buying online is a piece of cake. But it …

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