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October 12, 2013




J.C. Penney’s Ecommerce Sales Continue to Rise

J.C. Penney’s ecommerce sales increased 25.3% year-over-year in September, the troubled general merchant said in a press release posted to its corporate website on Oct. 8.

The increase marked the third consecutive month of double-digit ecommerce sales growth, according to J….

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May 7, 2014




Why Office Depot Will Close 400+ Stores

Office Depot Inc. will close at least 400 stores by the end of 2016, chairman and CEO Roland Smith said during its first-quarter earnings call on May 6.

The decision to close as many as 400 stores – including a minimum of 150 after the 2014 back-to-school …

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In M&A and Financial, Must Reads

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March 22, 2015




Retailers Need to Face Same-day Delivery Dilemma

Why can I order a pizza from Dominos.com and get it delivered in about an hour, but I can’t order a pizza stone online from an brick and mortar retailer and have it delivered in time to make dinner?

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In Blog, fulfillment

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March 16, 2015




Should You Look to Cloud Computing for Your DTC Operations?

I was talking with a client recently about his company’s transition over the past three years to cloud processing for order management, warehouse management and POS. He is extremely pleased with the outcome and would never go back to …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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July 3, 2013




Gary Friedman Back as Chairman and Co-CEO at Restoration Hardware

[caption id="attachment_28641" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gary Friedman (l.) and Carlos Alberini, co-CEOs at Restoration Hardware Holdings.[/caption]

Less than a year after announcing he was stepping down as chairman and Carlos Alberini’s co-CEO, Gary Friedman has returned to that …

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August 23, 2013




What It’s Really Like to Go to a Trade Show Gif Edition

Before I came to Multichannel Merchant in March of 2012, I never went to a conference before, so when I found out I was going on my first official business trip my heart went into overdrive.

I remember how it all …

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August 18, 2013




5 Ways to Consider How Multichannel Customers Shop

Back to school is not just a time for students to get back to learning, but for many of us to refocus after summer vacation. Have you considered how your customers shop for each season? It’s time to get …

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In Cross Channel, Must Reads

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March 5, 2015




Chico’s FAS to Close 120 Stores, Lay Off 240

In order to rationalize costs and focus more on omnichannel, Chico’s FAS told analysts during a fourth quarter conference call it planned to accelerate its store closure plan, shuttering 120 locations through 2017, including 35 this year, at a total cost savings …

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In Ecommerce, News

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March 5, 2015




China to Allow Foreign Ownership of Ecommerce Firms

China announced the country will allow full foreign ownership of ecommerce firms in Shanghai’s free trade zone and regulatory changes have made it easier for retailers and brands to enter the Chinese market.

By 2015, according to China Internet Watch, estimated …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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August 13, 2013




Dansko Puts Robots to Work In Its Distribution Center

Shoe company Dansko looked for a different approach to increase efficiency in warehouse automation and in doing so, the company looked no further than from Kiva Systems.

The robots in Dansko’s new 200,000 square-foot facility which opened in November of 2012, …

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