September 1, 2007




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What’s that lying in the garden, ahead?
We usually love paging through the Charleston Gardens catalog of home and garden gifts, furnishings, and decorative accessories, as it makes us dream of having a yard big enough to boast urns and …

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March 1, 2008




Secrets to social media success

If you’re the Web strategist in your organization, you’ve been hearing questions like these more often. The answers don’t necessarily involve cataloging every new API and social networking site, as that list changes every day.
Rather, you need to look …

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In Ecommerce, Webchannel

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March 13, 2014




Amazon Pushes Prime Price to $99

After about six weeks of speculation, Amazon has announced it will raise the annual membership fee for Prime to $99.

“We launched Prime in the U.S. nine years ago with free, unlimited two-day shipping on 1 million items in an annual …

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March 11, 2014




Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 Billion

Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank For $65.00 Per Share In Cash (via PR Newswire)
Creates Leading Men’s Apparel Retailer with Enhanced Scale and a Broadened Customer Reach Expects $100-$150 Million of Run-Rate Annual Synergies Men’s Wearhouse Looks Forward to …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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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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

August 1, 2007




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Sharper Image to spokesman: Sell the steak, not the sizzle
Here’s a meaty deal: The struggling Sharper Image Corp. is teaming up with mouthy mogul Donald Trump to sell upscale steaks. The gifts and gadgets merchant — the exclusive catalog reseller …

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July 28, 2007




Brookstone Bouncing Back

Second-quarter net sales for gifts and gadgets cataloger/retailer Brookstone (Nasdaq: BKST), which mails the Hard-to-Find Tools, Gardener’s Eden, and Brookstone catalogs, increased 9.4% to $99.9 million. That’s up from $91.3 million for the same period last year. For the three-month …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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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 JCPenney.com growing at a faster pace than Amazon.com? 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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