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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.
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Tablet commerce, mobile commerce and other technologies will help drive cross-channel retail in 2012, says Sucharita Mulpuru and Peter Sheldon of Forrester Research
For office supplies merchant Staples, Black Friday and Cyber Monday came early this year
Neil Stern, retail analyst and senior partner for retail consultancy McMillan Doolittle, says the Black Friday weekend exceeded expectations but
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.
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’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.
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