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Carlyle Group Acquires Diversey Japan From Sealed Air  Oct 31, 2012 8:06 PM By Jim Tierney

Sealed Air Corp. announced that it has entered into an agreement with private equity firm The Carlyle Group to acquire Diversey G.K. (Diversey Japan) for about $377 million, according to an Oct. 30 press release.

Hurricane Sandy Disrupts Delivery Service on East Coast  Oct 30, 2012 1:58 AM By Jim Tierney

As Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast today, affecting about 50 million people from the Mid-Atlantic states to Canada, the country’s major shipping companies incurred interruptions to some of its delivery areas.

USPS Announces 2013 Mailing Promotions  Oct 29, 2012 10:15 PM By Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service has released its promotions calendar for 2013

Most Online Holiday Promos Will Start by Halloween  Oct 25, 2012 10:20 PM By Jim Tierney

Nearly 62% of online merchants will start their holiday promotions by Halloween, up from nearly 53% last year, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight. Many of those promotions will center on free shipping and online offers. This article also looks at holiday surveys conducted by Bronto and Litle & Co.

3 Steps to Deliver Agile Commerce  Oct 25, 2012 2:23 AM By Jim Tierney

The notion of multichannel retail no longer exists, according to Brian Walker, vice president and principal analyst for Forrester Research. The era of agile commerce is here. Learn what this is all about.

How to Improve B2B Content Marketing  Oct 25, 2012 2:07 AM By Jim Tierney

B2B merchants are spending more money and time on content marketing. Find out what this new research shows for B2B companies and their efforts to improve content marketing.

7 Tips to Compete Against Amazon this Holiday Season  Oct 22, 2012 10:25 PM By Jim Tierney

Competing against Amazon is a tall order any time of year, but especially during the crush of the all-important holiday season. Here are seven tips for merchants to better compete against Amazon this holiday season.

Pop-Up Stores are Popping Up for the Holidays  Oct 20, 2012 6:25 AM By Jim Tierney

PBteen, a member of the Williams-Sonoma portfolio of brands, will open five pop-up stores in the Durham, Cincinnati, Edina, Houston and Miami areas this month and in November.

USPS to Test Same-Day Delivery in San Francisco  Oct 16, 2012 4:43 AM By Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service doesn’t want to be left out in the cold when it comes to same-day delivery. The USPS plans to test the waters of same-day delivery service when it launches a one-year market test next month in San Francisco.

Postal Rates Up 2.57% in 2013  Oct 15, 2012 10:48 PM By Jim Tierney

Postal rates for standard mail flats will increase 2.57% effective Jan. 27, 2013, pending approval from the Postal Regulatory Commission.

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