Multichannel Merchant Week In Review The News, Commentary & Events that Shaped Commerce This Week

week of 8/11/2017
Office Depot Launches Same-Day Delivery
As Amazon continues to encroach on the office supply market and offers speedy service in a growing number of urban markets, Office Depot is launching same-day delivery on Aug. 28 in Atlanta and Los Angeles, California, followed by Miami/Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 6. It has some catching up to do with rival and would-be merger partner Staples.…»
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Ralph Lauren to Cut Ties with Department Stores
Ralph Lauren announced it would be scaling back its inventory in underperforming department stores by 20% to 25% by next October. See what led to this change and what it means for the high-end retailer. …»
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American Apparel Launches New Ecommerce Site
Eight months after being acquired by Canadian apparel company Gildan out of bankruptcy for $88 million, American Apparel has emerged as an ecommerce-only concern with a relaunch of its website. See what has stayed the same and what has changed about this new launch. …»
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Ecommerce in the UK Sees 17.8% Growth in 2016
Ecommerce in the UK grew 17.8% in 2016 and was worth 174 billion euros or approximately $205 billion. A report by the Ecommerce Foundation revealed that in 2016 82% of shoppers in the UK shopped online. Find out more about ecommerce growth in the UK as well as popular online categories and predictions for 2017. …»
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Is Birchbox Looking for a Potential Buyer?
Is there another ecommerce acquisition brewing? Birchbox has reportedly been discussing a potential sale with several retailers, including Walmart.…»
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