Post By Daniela Forte

Neiman Marcus Sold for $6 Billion  Sep 09, 2013 3:29 PM By Daniela Forte

Ares Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced plans to acquire Neiman Marcus Group from a group of investors led by TPG and Warburg Pincus for $6 billion, according to a press release.

Catalogs and Amazon are Major Holiday Concerns for Retailers  Sep 09, 2013 9:41 AM By Daniela Forte

The Amazon effect, customer acquisition and shipping are among the hot topics on the minds of merchants as they head into holiday 2013. See how merchants are preparing for the holiday.

Shipping Concerns for Holiday 2013  Sep 09, 2013 9:35 AM By Daniela Forte

Merchants are steadily getting ready for holiday 2013 and many have several shipping concerns as they head into this busy time of the year. See what these shipping concerns are this year among merchants.

How to Combat the Threat of Showrooming  Sep 03, 2013 3:17 PM By Daniela Forte

Showrooming has been the big catch phrase this year for many crosschannel merchants, but should it be a concern for them? Jim Okamura, managing partner of Okamura Consulting, said in a recent interview at IRCE 2013, that in general it is a threat to most crosschannel merchants.

Williams-Sonoma Sees 15.3% Increase in Direct-to-customer  Sep 03, 2013 3:03 PM By Daniela Forte

Williams-Sonoma Inc. reported that its direct-to-customer net revenues increased for the second quarter to 15.3% to $478 million from $414 million in 2012, according to a press release.

Lowe’s Completes Acquisition of Orchard Supply Hardware  Sep 03, 2013 2:08 PM By Daniela Forte

Lowe’s Companies announced the completion of its acquisition of Orchard Supply Hardware on Aug. 30. The acquisition, which includes 72 Orchard Supply stores, is valued at $205 million, according to a press release.

What to Consider With International Shipping  Sep 03, 2013 11:02 AM By Daniela Forte

Considering international shipping may not be an easy decision to make. Before you embark on the overseas journey, industry experts offer these four tips to help make the choice a bit easier.

5 Ways to Attract the Mobile Shopper  Aug 29, 2013 5:27 PM By Daniela Forte

There are different ways merchants can attract the mobile shopper, but it may take a little work. In a recent interview at IRCE 2013, Ken Burke, founder and executive chairman of Marketlive, offered 5 ways merchants can begin attracting consumers via mobile devices.

Why Bare Necessities Breaks Down Shoppers by Device  Aug 29, 2013 5:05 PM By Daniela Forte

When thinking of ways to attract the mobile shopper, Bare Necessities’ chief marketing officer Jay Dunn is looking at it from a different perspective. In this video, Dunn explains why the user behavior on a smartphone differs from consumers using a tablet and consumers using a desktop or laptop.

Videos Production is Not As Daunting As It Seems  Aug 28, 2013 1:17 PM By Daniela Forte

With the holidays steadily approaching, it is important to just get a video online to boost conversion rates for your retail business. This is the advice Simon Mutlu, vice-president of sales for LiveClicker,offered during a recent interview.

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