Doctors Foster and Smith Reaps Neeps

| Jim Tierney

Pet supplies cataloger Doctors Foster and Smith is getting bigger by thinking small: The company in April agreed to acquire Web merchant Neeps, which sells small-pet products, for an undisclosed price.

Digital Signs of the Times

| Craig Guillot

Take a walk around Times Square in New York and you’ll instantly see the power of digital signage. From virtual billboards to point-of-sale monitors,

Minding Your Online Store

| Lauren Freedman

In today’s multichannel marketplace, taking care of the customer means offering an effective cross-channel strategy, best-in-class merchandising, and exemplary service, aided by targeted marketing.

Affiliating with Success

| Ken Magill

Boy, has affiliate marketing come a long way since the mid-1990s, when Amazon.com and CDNow.com pioneered the practice of paying third parties commissions for online leads and sales.

Harry & David Sells Off Jackson & Perkins

| Jim Tierney

On April 10, Medford, OR-based Harry & David Holdings sold most of the assets of the $73.8 million Jackson & Perkins, including the catalogs, the Website, the customer lists, and the inventory, for roughly $21 million to an investment group headed by Donald and Glenda Hachenberger.