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Legal Matters : Direct Marketers Take Colorado to the Supreme Court

George S. Isaacson October 2014

Many online merchants have been watching closely the saga of the Direct Marketing Association's (DMA) constitutional challenge to a 2010 Colorado law targeting remote...

Macy's, J.C. Penney Among Retail Companies Teaming Up to Block Organized Crooks

Macy's logo September 25, 2014

They compete tooth and nail to draw customers to their Midtown flagship stores, but Macy's and J.C. Penney are teaming up to block the thievery...

Toys"R"Us Hiring 45,000 This Holiday Season, More Than Doubling its U.S. Workforce

Toys R Us logo September 24, 2014

Toys"R"Us, the world's largest specialty toy store chain, on Tuesday announced plans to hire 45,000 workers at its 877 U.S. stores and distribution centers for the 2014...

3 Tips for Reaching Global Consumers

Paige O’Neill, SDL September 24, 2014

Cultural variances are present in brick-and-mortar stores, from what products are offered to how they're merchandised, but these nuances are often lost online. Too often,...

Report: Court Overturns $1 Million RadioShack Receipt Settlement

Radio_Shack_logo September 23, 2014

A class-action settlement RadioShack reached with consumers that offered them $10 vouchers as compensation for printing their credit and debit card expiration dates on receipts...

GNC Bolsters Management Team With New Hires, Promotion

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GNC Holdings has appointed former Dick's Sporting Goods executive Jeffrey R. Hennion as executive vice president, chief marketing and e-commerce officer, and former Office Depot...

Alibaba Prices Shares At $68 In Largest US IPO Ever September 19, 2014

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group priced shares on Thursday for its upcoming initial public offering at $68 each, putting the finishing touches on what is...

Meijer Fined $2M for Selling Recalled Products

Meijer Logo September 18, 2014

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced Wednesday that Meijer, Inc. has agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty for knowingly selling 12...

Booming Zulily Brings Jobs to Central Ohio

Zulily September 18, 2014

Website "flash sales" are fueling lightning-fast growth for online retailer Zulily, and central Ohio has been one of the biggest beneficiaries. Zulily was founded in...

Wal-Mart Fined for Fake ‘Sugar Tax’ on Coca-Cola Sales

Wal-Mart_logo_2 September 18, 2014

New York might have failed in its efforts to tax sugary sodas, but that didn't keep retail giant Wal-Mart from trying to tax it anyway....