Macy’s Expects to See 292 Fulfillment Stores by Nov. 1  May 20, 2012 6:28 AM By Erin Lynch

In an effort to get more products to more customers, Macy’s expect to see 292 of their department stores work double duty as fulfillment centers for online orders just in time for the holiday season.

2012: Opportunities, Outlooks and Trends  Dec 14, 2011 10:30 PM By MCM staff

We are hoping that you’ll find this a “must read” when making your last-minute 2012 plans

Freight Rail Strike Could Impact Holiday Season  Dec 03, 2011 3:34 AM By Jim Tierney

If the railroad unions don

Forrester: Technology Will Help Drive B-to-C Retail in 2012  Dec 01, 2011 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Tablet commerce, mobile commerce and other technologies will help drive cross-channel retail in 2012, says Sucharita Mulpuru and Peter Sheldon of Forrester Research

Staples Started Holiday Season Early  Nov 30, 2011 3:06 AM By Jim Tierney

For office supplies merchant Staples, Black Friday and Cyber Monday came early this year

Black Friday Weekend Exceeds Expectations  Nov 29, 2011 12:17 AM By Jim Tierney

Neil Stern, retail analyst and senior partner for retail consultancy McMillan Doolittle, says the Black Friday weekend exceeded expectations but

Opinion: Thank a Macy’s Employee This Black Friday  Nov 25, 2011 8:16 AM By Tim Parry

Macy’s employees came from as far as Bangor, ME and Virginia to take part in the parade. No one spent the night in the city (at least on Macy’s tab). The folks from Maine got on a bus at 8 p.m. Wednesday for the overnight trip.

Federal Reserve Sued Over Swipe Fee Reform  Nov 23, 2011 7:35 PM By Tim Parry

The National Retail Federation, the Food Marketing Institute, the National Association of Convenience Stores and retailers Boscov’s and Miller Oil filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Washington Tuesday saying the Federal Reserve failed to follow key requirements of a 2010 law when it adopted a flawed cap on debit card swipe fees that took effect this fall.

Deloitte: Consumers Geared Up for Black Friday Weekend  Nov 22, 2011 10:12 PM By MCM staff

Deloitte’s 2011 pre-Thanksgiving shopping survey shows that more than half of holiday shoppers (51%) plan to shop in-stores or online over the Thanksgiving weekend. Furthermore, nearly 70% of the 1,000 consumers polled between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19 are looking for information about Black Friday sales.

The art of merchandise curation  Oct 03, 2011 9:30 PM By Andrea Syverson

A merchant’s carefulness, focus, expertise and intuitive human touch are what help set one brand apart from another

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