Sears Holdings to Launch Kenmore Products on Amazon

| MCM Staff

Sears Holdings announced the launch of Kenmore products on Amazon.com, as well as the integration of the full line of Kenmore Smart appliances with Amazon Alexa. See how this will enhance the distribution of Kenmore products.

Dick’s Sporting Goods Launches Price Match Guarantee

| Daniela Forte

In the never-ending battle with Amazon and other retailers, Dick’s Sporting Goods has created a price matching program designed to attract more cost-conscious shoppers. See what criteria the sporting goods retailer has laid out for customers to be eligible.

Back-to-School Shopping Expected to Reach $83.6 Billion

| Daniela Forte

According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, total spending including college and school combined is expected to reach $83.6 billion, more than a 10% increase from 2016’s $75.8 billion. See what other results this survey revealed for back-to-school and what it could mean for the holiday shopping season.

Amazon Wins Big Again on Prime Day

| Mike O'Brien

Faux holiday Prime Day 2017 was another huge win for Amazon as its biggest sales day ever, especially of its own devices, while it saw the biggest one-day gain in Prime membership, already at an estimated 85 million U.S. members.

JC Penney Getting Back Into the Toy Business

| Mike O'Brien

Looking for another avenue to boost flat store sales, JC Penney is opening 500-square-foot toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations, the company announced, pitting it against the likes of Toys R Us and Amazon as well as discount retailers like Walmart and Target in the $20 billion market.

Customer Experience Remains Top Priority for Retailers

| Daniela Forte

Some of the top ecommerce initiatives retailers are tackling in the second quarter are centered on the customer experience. This study by SLI Systems highlights what retailers are focusing on as their top initiatives before the peak holiday season.