CBS News Looks at the Reinvention of J.C. Penney  Nov 25, 2012 11:04 PM By MCM staff

Are department stores dead? Is J.C. Penney trying too hard to reinvent the department store experience? This video from CBS News looks at the changes J.C. Penney is making (including its new JCP moniker) under the direction of CEO Ron Johnson. It also looks at how Nordstrom is succeeding by because of its focus on customer experience and customer service.

Walmart Reports Best Black Friday Ever  Nov 24, 2012 4:22 PM By MCM staff

The retailer saw larger crowds than last year and a huge response to its first ever one-hour guarantee on key electronic items.

Sears Reports Thanksgiving, Black Friday Trends And Insights  Nov 24, 2012 4:20 PM By MCM staff

Black Friday kicked off five days early for Sears SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards Members who were able to purchase many Sears doorbusters in advance. More than half of Sears business comes from SHOP YOUR WAY Rewards

Pop-Up Stores are Popping Up for the Holidays  Oct 20, 2012 6:25 AM By Jim Tierney

PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma portfolio of brands, will open five pop-up stores in the Durham, Cincinnati, Edina, Houston and Miami areas this month and in November.

NRF: Holiday Sales Will Rise 4.1%  Oct 03, 2012 3:45 AM By Jim Tierney

Despite political and fiscal uncertainties, the National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales this year will rise 4.1%, to $586.1 billion.

Deloitte Predicts Increase in Holiday Sales and Mobile Use  Sep 27, 2012 12:21 AM By Erin Lynch

In a new 2012 holiday forecast, Deloitte is predicting that retailers will win big this season for both mobile and multichannel sales.

Fender Launches New Guitar Series and Makes You Want to Play Guitar  Aug 25, 2012 12:44 AM By Erin Lynch

Fender, a guitar institution, is makin the old new again with the indtroduction of it’s New American Vintage Guitar Series. The guitar company took to Twitter today to unveil a new video promoting the series and it’s classic 1958 Telecaster. Sometimes all you need when creating a genius marketing campaign is to show your audience just how effortless using your product may seem – even if we know that’s not true.

Macy’s Suing J.C. Penney Over Martha Stewart Exclusivity  Aug 18, 2012 1:30 AM By Erin Lynch

A court battle has erupted over the rights to offer Martha Stewart Living products between Macy’s and J.C. Penney.

Rue La La: Call Me, Maybe  Aug 15, 2012 10:40 PM By Erin Lynch

Rue La La took to Twitter this morning to spread the word about its Instagram site by using the lyrics to the No. 1 song in America right now, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepson. This will definitely grab shoppers’ attention.

The Training Never Stops at Under Armour  Aug 13, 2012 11:52 PM By Erin Lynch

How do you get ready for your big game? Take a look at this Under Armour video posted on Twitter showing us how Tyler Seguin and Carey Price stay strong in the post season.

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