David Friedman, president of marketing for Sears Holdings Corp., will leave the company in January to “pursue other opportunities,” according to a Reuters story. Friedman has held the post slightly more than a year. David Friedman, president of marketing, Sears Holdings Corp., chairman Edward Lampert, Monica Woo, FreshDirect, vice president and chief marketing officer, Mark Snyder, chief marketing officer, Kmart, Terry Brophey, vice president of integrated marketing communications, Imran Jooma, financial services, pricing, Sears online, corporate marketing

That headline seems dated, doesn’t it? Like it’s 1999 or something? Actually, I very much have 2009 in mind. Through the eyes of merchandise sellers of all kinds — retail, catalog, dot-com, B-to-B, brand marketers, all of the above — using the Internet for e-commerce continues to be a work in progress even a dozen-plus years after it hit the mainstream.

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