Dress Barn Parent Company to Close Up to 650 Stores

| Daniela Forte

Ascena Retail Group, the parent company for both Dress Barn and Ann Taylor, plans to close up to 650 stores in the next two years as a result of consumer’s shift to online shopping. See what the company’s next move is in light of these closures.

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comScore Reports Green Monday Sales Up 15% to $1.6B

| MCM Staff

comScore reported that that U.S. retail desktop spending on Green Monday (Dec. 8) were up 15% this year to $1.6 billion, compared to $1.4 billion in 2013. It was the third heaviest online spending day of the holiday season to date, after Cyber Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Growth of Online Shopping in the Last Decade

| Daniela Forte

Retailers are diving into online retail as consumers across the globe in both developed and devloping markets across the globe, according to this infographic by SnapParcel. Global online retail sales has seen an increase of 17% since 2007.

Walmart Sees One Billion Pages Views Over Cyber Weekend

| MCM Staff

Cyber Monday proved to be the biggest online sales day in the history of Walmart. In fact, according to the retailer, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday was the highest five-day stretch in online sales for the retailer in its history with over one billion page views processed.

Amazon Opens First Contact Center in Kentucky

| Erin Lynch

Amazon has opened an 80,000 square-foot contact center in Kentucky this month and while the customer service center is the first of its kind there, it joins four other fulfillment centers across the Bluegrass State.