Sally Beauty Holdings has appointed Kevin Metz vp/e-commerce and Vanathy Lakshmi vp/digital product.
Bed Bath & Beyond suffered a rough third quarter, with earnings dipping into the red, but in his first conference call as the company’s CEO, Mark Tritton provided his view of how the company would turn things around, including an expansion of in-store pickup and the launch of a new vendor collaboration program.
During the third quarter, Hudson’s Bay continued to reposition its department store business even as its off-price Saks Off 5th operation generated positive comps in a period when the company’s luxury customers were bargain shopping.
Although economic uncertainty and a shorter timeframe will weigh on year-end seasonal purchasing, eMarketer is forecasting total holiday retail sales growth of 3.8% to $1.01 trillion versus 2.4% in 2018.
Third quarter sales at Amazon advanced but increased expenses put a damper on earnings as the company prepared for the holiday season.
Walmart said it wants to help consumers make the most of this year’s shortened holiday season with several new initiatives.
Global parcel volume reached 87 billion in 2018, up from 74 billion in 2017, according to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, the highest figure since the index first appeared.
According to a study by Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews platform, 54% of online shoppers are members of a subscription box service.
Pacific Market International (PMI), the parent company of Stanley and Aladdin, has hired Robert Dietrich as vp/global e-commerce.