Zia Daniell Wigder, vice president and senior analyst for Jupiter Research, moderated two internationally themed panels at the recent Shop.org Strategy & Innovation Forum. Broad themes included the fact that most retailers are still in the early stages of global expansion and that international markets are "not for the faint of heart," she writes.
IStorez, a retail-marketing aggregator that organizes newsletters and other retail marketing messages online is set to launch on Wednesday. IStorez enables users to create personal shopper profiles, using only preferred stores.
Bluefly appointed Barry Erdos as its new president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Erdos will replace Patrick Barry, who will continue working through the transition.
VictoryStore.com, which sells custom-printed materials online, is offering Valentine's Day clothing, cards, wine carriers and other products that shoppers can personalize. In 2008, the company plans to sell up to 7 million political signs as well.