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Books-A-Million sales slip in Q4

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Birmingham, Ala. — Books-A-Million reported Wednesday a profit of $8.1 million for the fourth quarter, up slightly from $7.6 million a year earlier.

Sales dipped 0.8% to $165.6 million, and same-store sales dropped 6.1%.

For the full year, the retailer swung from a loss of $4 million to a profit of $2.5 million. Revenue rose 7.5% to $503.8 million.

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Mar-28-2013 01:55 am

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Sometimes, a meeting is a good solution for you to know that your business is growing or not. A transparent conversation is very important. - Carmack Moving and Storage

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Jo-Ann Stores selects Demandware for digital commerce

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Burlington, Mass. — Enterprise cloud commerce solution-provider Demandware announced Wednesday that Jo-Ann Stores has selected the Demandware Commerce platform to support its digital commerce strategy.

“We needed a flexible digital commerce platform that would allow us to move quickly to meet the evolving needs of our customers across our web and mobile channels,” said Matt Susz, CIO, Jo-Ann Stores. “Demandware’s cloud-based platform will allow us to deliver innovative brand experiences to inspire and spark our customers’ creativity wherever they choose to shop with us.”

Jo-Ann is working with Demandware LINK Solution Partner, Lyons Consulting Group, on the development and system integration of its new site. In addition, Jo-Ann Stores will leverage pre-built integrations to third-party technologies available through the Demandware LINK Technology Marketplace.

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A transparent business to its people is a good business. With this, you can never left all your employees hanging when the business is not growing that well. - Carmack Moving and Storage

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A transparent business to its people is a good business. With this, you can never left all your employees hanging when the business is not growing that well. - Carmack Moving and Storage

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Family Dollar signs new marketing software contract with Retail Sense

BY CSA STAFF

Tampa, Fla. – Family Dollar Stores has signed a multi-year contract with Retail Sense, a marketing software company that accelerates retail and agile marketing processes. This new partnership includes the implementation of the latest release of IntelliSense marketing resource management solutions.

“We rely on our partners, like Retail Sense, to deliver innovative products to support our growth and success so that we can focus on communicating our value message to our customers,” said Jocelyn Wong, SVP and chief marketing officer at Family Dollar. “This new partnership will help us manage all of the moving parts of our marketing campaigns and assist us in managing our marketing resources.”

To enable fast, fact-based marketing decisions, the IntelliSense marketing resource management tool provides customizable dashboards for executives, merchandising and individual team members to access financial reports and historical information. By connecting merchandising, marketing and other departments, the integrated system eliminates redundancy and manual labor and improves planning for thousands of Family Dollar promotional programs. In addition, the improved data integrity results in greater accountability and better cost management.

“IntelliSense delivers complete transparency and enhanced collaborations,” said Tom O’Reilly, president and CEO of Retail Sense. “The seamless integration of enterprise-wide campaigns increases efficiencies and productivity to meet Family Dollar’s evolving marketing and promotional needs.”

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