Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Deliv, same-day delivery, Amazon, ecommerce

Macy’s Addresses Omnichannel and Same-day Delivery

| Erin Lynch

While the fourth quarter showed a 1.6% decline in sales, Karen M. Hoguet, chief financial officer at Macy’s, said moving forward the retailer plans on making strides in its omnichannel fulfillment initiatives including buy online, pick up in-store, and same-day delivery.

Vitamin Shoppe Sees 17% Increase in Ecommerce Sales

| Erin Lynch

Vitamin Shoppe has announced its preliminary results for the third quarter which ended on September 28. According to the results, total net sales this quarter increased by 14% and ecommerce sales increased by nearly 18% compared to 2012.

Sears, ecommerce, retargeting, target marketing, personalization, big data, big data analytics, data-driven advertising, data-driven marketing, ad technology, marketing technology

Sears Reports $194 Million Loss 2nd Quarter

| Erin Lynch

The Sears Holding Corporation, which operates Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Kmart, reported a 6% or $194 million loss in the second quarter. However, the online sales for both sears.com and kmart.com grew over 20%.

Google, Barnes & Noble, ecommerce, same-day delivery, delivery, Amazon, brick-and-mortar, local couriers, retailers, retail, online retail, ecommerce fulfillment

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns

| Erin Lynch

William Lynch has resigned from his post as Barnes & Noble CEO effective immediately, according to a release issued by the retailers. The company also said that a replacement has yet to be named.

USPS Package Business Shining Light Amid Record Loss

| Jim Tierney

Although the U.S. Postal Service incurred its worst net loss ever — nearly $16 billion for fiscal year 2012 — there was at least one shining light: its shipping and package business. Find out how the USPS has grown this segment.