Press for Demandware

Demandware, Inc., the global leader in on-demand ecommerce, today announced that its clients achieved 34 percent year-over-year growth in online sales during the 2009 holiday season. This data is in sharp contrast, not only to the 3.5 percent industry average increase for online retail spending, as reported by the research group comScore, but also to that of other platform providers such as ATG, which reported a 19 percent increase for its clients for the 2009 holiday season.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) and e-commerce services leader PFSweb, Inc. (Nasdaq: PFSW) will begin piloting an online store this month. Named the eStore, the online shopping site will be owned and operated by PFSweb and exclusively feature P&G products to consumers in the U.S. The eStore is planned to launch this spring, following a pilot of the site with 5,000 consumers that will begin in the coming weeks.

Fifteen students from MIT's Sloan School of Management will visit five different companies during the school's Massachusetts Tech Trek. One of them, Microsoft, is publicly-traded. The others include Kayak (a travel site you may have actually heard of), HubSpot, DemandWare, and Rapid7, a Boston-based "IT vulnerability management" company with about 100 employees.