October 9, 2015

Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …


In Ecommerce, Global

Ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, ship from store, in-store pickup, holiday shopping, holiday shopping 2014, Shopatron, Ed Stevens, retail, online retail

September 30, 2015

4 Tips for Growing Your Retail Gifting Strategy

Although the holidays are just around the corner, it is not too late for retailers to fine-tune their marketing and merchandising strategy in order to have a successful holiday season. A major element for retailers to consider for their gifting …


In Big Data, Blog


August 20, 2015

Oracle to Acquire Maxymiser

Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Maxymiser, a provider of cloud-based software that enables marketers to test, target and personalize what a customer sees on a web page or mobile app, substantially increasing engagement and revenue, …


In Marketing, News

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

September 21, 2015

6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis

Management analysis, when done right, should be a boon for your business, not a boondoggle.

Recently I spent time with a client evaluating their sales and EBITDA growth. Sales have been increasing 20% annually over the last four years; EBITDA is …


In Blog, Inventory

UPS, Coyote Logistics, Warburg Pincus, mergers and acquisitions, Shipping/Delivery

August 4, 2015

UPS to Acquire Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion

UPS has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Coyote Logistics, a technology-driven, non-asset based truckload freight brokerage company for $1.8 billion from Warburg Pincus.

Founded in 2006, Coyote reported annual revenue of $2.1 billion in 2014. Closing is expected within 30 days, subject …


In Operations & Fulfillment, PR Newswire

August 24, 2015

Don’t Write off the Baby Boomers Just Yet

Are you among the many who cherish fond memories of their gray-haired granny sitting in a rocking chair and crocheting sweaters for you and your siblings? Today’s grannies are of a very different ilk. Baby Boomer grandmas — typically defined …


In Blog, Marketing

Belk, eBay Enterprise, eBay, customer service, customer contact center, customer experience, retail, online retail, ecommerce

August 24, 2015

Sycamore Partners Buys Belk

Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated fashion department store company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby investment funds managed by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire 100% of Belk …


In Executive, PR Newswire


August 21, 2015

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …


In Ecommerce, Global

Geodis, OHL, 3PL, supply chain, supply chain solutions, UPS, FedEx, Coyote Logistics, GENCO, TNT Express

August 18, 2015

French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, Geodis, Europe’s fourth-largest supply chain operator, plans to acquire OHL (formerly Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) for an undisclosed amount which industry observers estimate at $800 million, or ten times OHL’s 2014 earnings.

Geodis is a …


In Fulfillment, News

UPS, Coyote Logistics, freight backhaul, backhaul services, holiday peak 2015, peak season demand, shipping and delivery, logistics

August 18, 2015

Coyote Acquisition Helps UPS with Backhaul, Peak Season Demand

[caption id="attachment_70690" align="alignright" width="300"] Workers at Coyote Logistics in Chicago are busy booking freight shipments nationwide (Gordon Walck photo)[/caption]

The ability to buy its way into the full truckload (FTL) brokerage sector, while gaining significant capabilities in …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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