e-commerce


A Miss on Footwear Trends Sends Finish Line into Q3 Loss

Finish Line

Indianapolis—A misjudgment in the direction of footwear trends caused Finish Line Inc. to swing into a third quarter loss, … [Read more...]

TJX Buys Sierra Trading Post for $200 Million

Sierra Trading Post

Framingham, MA—In a move to bolster its online business, TJX Companies has acquired online outdoor clothing, footwear and … [Read more...]

2012 Mobile Retailer of the Year: Walmart

Walmart Mobile

New York—Retail giant Walmart already bills itself as the largest retailer in the world, the third largest public corporation in … [Read more...]

Online Holiday Shopping Rises, Even on Christmas Day

"Optimize opportunities within social media in a way that will quantifiably impact sales during the holiday season."

Costa Mesa, CA--Although holiday shopping totals are expected to be less than stellar this year, online sales continue to increase … [Read more...]

Report: Helping by Free Shipping Day, Online Sales Jump 53% Last Week

Online Shopping

Reston, VA—Retailers have seen an upsurge in store traffic starting last week, but nothing near the increases that online spending … [Read more...]

Last Sleigh Days: Source for Online Last Minute Shopping Deals

Last Sleigh Days

Billings, MT—For those holiday shopping procrastinators, who didn’t take advantage of Monday’s Free Shipping Day, no need to fear. … [Read more...]

Survey: Shoppers Eschew Retailers Who Charge for Return Shipping

Faster Shipping

Philadelphia–Today marks Free Shipping Day, when some 2,000 retailers offer free shipping by Christmas for online purchases. It’s … [Read more...]

Procrastinators Rejoice: Free Shipping Day, Dec. 17

Free Shipping Day

Billings, MT—If there ever was a day ideally suited to procrastinating shoppers and other latecomers to the holiday shopping … [Read more...]

Commerce Dept: November Sales Rise 0.3% Just Missing Expectations

Black Friday shoppers at Macy's Herald Square

Washington—Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in late October  causing extension damage, hurt and helped … [Read more...]

Lululemon Q3 Profit, Sales Jump, But Predicts Q4 Sales Slowdown

This winter Lululemon focused on designing gear that could take customers "from mountain adventures to fire-side festivities and everything in between."

Vancouver—Lululemon Athletica Inc. today reported a better-than-expected 47% jump in its third quarter profits, but despite … [Read more...]

Free Shipping, Other Perks Lure More Cyber Monday Shoppers

Cyber Monday

Washington–They’ve been lining up for Black Friday deals since midnight—actually even before in many cases this year—but holiday … [Read more...]

Walmart Q3 Profit Up 9%, But Sales, Q4 Forecast Miss

Walmart checkout

Bentonville, AR—Walmart reported today that its third quarter profit increased 9% but the world’s largest retailer’s sales and … [Read more...]