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QVC Confirms It's Dumping Paula Deen

Sears and Kmart are, too

(Newser) - QVC is apparently finished "reviewing" its relationship with Paula Deen in the wake of her n-word controversy, and not surprisingly, that review did not end with good news for Deen. Deen revealed in a statement yesterday that she and QVC have "agreed that it's best for me... More »

QVC Looks to Dump Paula Deen, Too

Channel has 'concerns' over racist flap

(Newser) - Lookin' for some of them Paula Deen pots and pans, y'all? Act now, as in now, because QVC has "concerns" about "the unfortunate Paula Deen situation," and has "no immediate plans to have her appear" on its vaunted airwaves—which she uses to hawk aforementioned... More »

Amazon Reigns Again Among Online Stores

JCPenney, Apple, and Dell all see drops in satisfaction

(Newser) - There's no question who's king of the online retail jungle. Amazon came out on top once again in ForeSee's annual Holiday E-Retail Satisfaction index, which measures how happy customers were with their shopping experience. It's the eight straight year Amazon has come out on top, CNET... More »

Why QVC Is Brilliant

For starters, it makes viewers feel like friends

(Newser) - Nearly 25 years after its inception, the QVC network has become "one of the most effective retailing machines ever invented," writes self-described "closet fan" Megan McArdle at the Atlantic . The network didn't reinvent retail, but it's perfected many of its tenets, she explains. Among them:
  • Intimacy: QVC's
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Mizrahi Hits Cable TV, Hawks Cheesecake

(Newser) - Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is back, designing for Liz Claiborne, hosting a Bravo show, and … hawking cheesecake? A new QVC series will follow Mizrahi in his daily life and record his colorful chatter as he sells everything from food to furniture, the Wall Street Journal reports. As for the... More »

Billy Mays, 'Hendrix' of Pitchmen, Is Buried

(Newser) - TV pitchman Billy Mays was laid to rest today in his hardscrabble hometown of McKees Rocks, Pa., the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Friends described his determined rise from the mill town to the malls of New Jersey to the hallowed heights of the Home Shopping Network. “If there was a... More »

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