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PetSmart has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by private equity firm BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2. The transaction would be valued at approximately $8.7 billion
New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.
If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level. Here’s the quick rundown: Walmart The outdoor trail shoe I wanted was in-stock in store, and I decided I’d […]
The Alliance for Main Street Fairness launched a television advertising campaign against Alibaba this week to educate lawmakers on what it calls an imminent threat to U.S. retailers. But are AMSF’s claim against Alibaba true?
Mobile commerce has arrived, and proved to be a game-changer this Cyber Weekend. Here’s a look at what drove shoppers to their smart phone, and a look at some retailers’ mobile commerce success stories.
Rue La La has a leadership in mobile penetration because of the very nature of its flash sales business. In this video, Rue La La CEO Steve Davis talks about why Thanksgiving shows the ongoing adoption of that channel by consumers, and why retailers need to step up to the plate.
Thanksgiving was a great day for eBags, and so was Black Friday. But eBags President and COO Rob Cassidy says Cyber Monday is still the king of cyber holidays. In this video, Cassidy talks about how eBags did this Cyber Weekend, and how he predicts the rest of the 2014 holiday season playing out.
There’s some there’s widespread panic in Overreactionland, as the online and in-store Thanksgiving weekend sales figures roll in. But it may be much ado about nothing, as Holiday 2014 is beginning to look a lot like Holiday 2013. Here’s a look at what we learned from Cyber Weekend 2014.
There was major mobile commerce momentum with Cyber Weekend shoppers. Was that represented in email marketing as well? How mobile-ready were merchants’ messages? In this video, Bronto Software director of research Jim Davidson discusses Cyber Weekend email marketing trends, including subject line selection and email frequency, as well as how the shortened holiday season changes consumer behavior.
1-800-Flowers.com Inc.,reported a fire at its Maple Heights, OH warehouse which provided supplies for Fanny May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates. See what this will mean for both brands for the holiday season.