Sears to Close 46 More Stores

| Daniela Forte

Sears Holdings Inc. announced it plans to close 46 more stores as part of ongoing efforts to streamline its operations, strengthen its capital position and focus on its best performing stores. Stores are expected to close by November.

Sears CEO Offers $400 Million for Kenmore

| Daniela Forte

Sears Holdings CEO Edward Lampert entered a bid of $400 million to acquire the Kenmore brand, in a letter to the Sears board, offering to pick up the Sears Home Services division for $70 million to $80 million. See why this move is critical and what it means for Sears’ future.

The State of the Catalog is Alive and Well

| Daniela Forte

While branding remains the top function for catalog, innovative merchants are leveraging their catalogs to drive customers online and provide inspiration through imagery. In this report by Multichannel Merchant, find out why the catalog is still an important marketing tool for merchants.

McCombs Supply Sees Success with Shipping Technology

| MCM staff

For appliance parts supplier McCombs Supply Co., finding new ways to ship smarter in the face of swelling ecommerce demand was critical to its success. Learn how the company decreases shipping costs and increased productivity with a shipping technology platform.

Retailers Flip on the Switch with Early Holiday Promotions

| Daniela Forte

The Halloween candy is probably still sitting in children’s bags and jack-o-lanterns are still aglow on people’s front porches, but the holiday shopping season has arrived. Here is a sample of what some of the major retailers are doing to push holiday season deals.

Anticipate Customer Desires with Precision Inventory Planning

| Rod Daugherty

Big data analysis has revolutionized the understanding of customer demand, providing visibility and precision for inventory planning on a whole new level. Now you can not only better understand what influences buying behavior but begin predicting what and when customers will buy with unprecedented accuracy.

Sears to Cut Ties with Whirlpool

| Daniela Forte

Sears is cutting ties with Whirlpool products including Maytag and KitchenAid appliances, following a pricing dispute. Here are some highlights of the dispute between the two companies.