NRF: Retail Sales Will Rise 3.4% in 2012

| MCM staff

Retail industry sales will rise 3.4% to $2.53 trillion in 2012, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s slightly lower than the pace of 2011, in which sales grew 4.7%.

Value in an Inventory of One

| Brian Quinton

As it has done in most areas of our lives, the Web is having an impact on the way we look for everything from rental apartments and used couches to snowshoes and those weird hairless cats.

Minding our business

| MCM staff

The key issues for business-to-business merchants tend to differ from those of business-to-consumer marketers, and they don’t always receive the attention