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Birchbox Users Urge the Company to Go Cruelty-Free

Birchbox October 31, 2014

An online Care2 petition to get Birchbox to stop featuring cosmetics from companies that test products on animals has over 47,000 signatures already. According to...

Retailers Move Up Shipping Dates to Avoid a Repeat of Last Year's Problems

Holiday Shipping October 28, 2014

Still scarred from last year's shipping disasters — customers not receiving their orders (i.e., gifts) before Christmas despite being guaranteed they would at the time...

Los Angeles Delays Hit Sales as No. 1 U.S. Port Suffers

L.A. Port October 27, 2014

After years of ending the holiday shopping season with too much merchandise stacked in their warehouses, U.S. retailers face the opposite this year: they may...

Are Drone Deliveries the Future of Online Shipping?

Maria Haggerty October 21, 2014

While the quest for faster shipping is an ongoing struggle for retailers and fulfillment companies, it's unlikely that drones or anticipatory shipping alone will be...

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,...

Paper and Packaging Prices Increasing, Report Finds

Commerce Packaging2 September 24, 2014

According to a report from IBISWorld, a global business intelligence provider, the prices of paper and packaging products are on an upward trend as input...

What Alibaba's Success Means for U.S. Retailers

Alibaba.com September 22, 2014

Who would've thunk it. A company that sells barf bibs, Buddha-shaped pears, a portable fat-freezing machine and inflatable walking-on-water shoes that was started by a...

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...

Neiman Marcus Goes After the Global Luxury Set

Neiman Marcus September 15, 2014

  Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus, which currently only operates department and outlet stores in the U.S., recently announced a deal to buy the...

Sears a Digital Retail Genius?

Sears_logo_small September 12, 2014

Three retailers have been named "geniuses," and it may not be who you expected (well, at least one of the companies). L2, a business benchmarking...

 
 
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