Daniela Forte

Content Manager

dforte@accessintel.com / DForteMCM

Daniela Forte is the Content Manager of Multichannel Merchant. Prior to this, she served as the Associate Editor and before that the Content Producer for the team since 2013. Daniela covers the marketing and ecommerce beats for Multichannel Merchant. She was previously a news reporter for The Litchfield CountyTimes in Northwestern Connecticut.

Kroger Reportedly Looking to Purchase Overstock.com

| Daniela Forte

Cinncinati-based grocery giant Kroger seems to be ecommerce window shopping as it eyes new acquisition target Overstock.com. See how this move – along with its reported interested in Box.com – could elevate Kroger’s game in ecommerce and online grocery against giants like Amazon, Walmart and Target.

Nine West Could File for Bankruptcy

| Daniela Forte

Nine West Holdings Inc. and its creditors are looking to close on a deal and restructure almost $1.5 billion in debt that would include filing for bankruptcy and selling off parts of the company, Bloomberg reported.

Toys ‘R’ Us to Close Nearly 180 Stores Across the U.S.

| Daniela Forte

Toys ‘R’ Us announced it is closing nearly 180 stores across the U.S., accounting for one-fifth of its retail footprint, in the wake of filing for bankruptcy protection in late 2017. See what CEO and chairman Dave Brandon had to say about the future of the company.

Richemont Makes $3.3 Billion Bid for Yoox Net-a-Porter

| Daniela Forte

Swiss luxury group Richemont has made a $3.3 billion bid to acquire Yoox Net-a-Porter, in an effort to jump into the ecommerce ring. Richemont currently owns luxury brands IWC, Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels. Here is a look at the luxury retail market in ecommerce.

NRF’s Big Show Puts Major Retail Disruptions on Display, With a Hopeful Look to the Future

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show was buzzing in New York as tens of thousands of attendees celebrated the encouraging growth of 2017 holiday sales, while gazing at next-gen technology offerings that promised greater personalization, engagement and enhanced customer experiences, further melding the physical and digital realms. Here is a snapshot look at some of the latest trends at NRF’s Big Show.

Instacart Acquires Unata for $65 Million

| Daniela Forte

Instacart announced that it has joined forces with Toronto-based Unata, a digital solution platform that will provide Instacart the ecommerce tools it needs to evolve in online grocery shopping. See how Instacart plans to go up against Amazon with this acquisition.

Study Finds Affluent Shoppers Prefer Discount Retailers

| Daniela Forte

Affluent consumers are becoming more price sensitive when it comes to embracing industry disruptors like artificial intelligence, Amazon and mobile technology to compare prices. See what is driving this trend and what it means for both discount and full-priced retailers.