M&A and Financial ARCHIVE

Backcountry Acquires European Online Retailer Bergfreunde.de  Dec 09, 2013 10:26 AM By MCM Staff

Backcountry.com, an online outdoor retailer, has expanded its global reach with the acquisition of Bergfreunde.de, an ecommerce company that caters to outdoor enthusiast in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

Aeropostale Sees Online Sales Decline in 3rd Quarter  Dec 04, 2013 5:23 PM By MCM Staff

Aeropostale, a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, released its third quarter results, which showed a 15% decrease in net sales and comparable sales, which include the ecommerce channel. CEO Thomas P. Johnson said in the release that he was “disappointed in the overall performance as customer adoption is occurring more slowly than we would like against the backdrop of a challenging teen retail environment.”

J.Crew’s 3rd Quarter Shows 21% Increase in Direct Sales  Dec 04, 2013 5:03 PM By MCM Staff

J. Crew has released its third quarter financials on Dec. 4, showing a revenue increase of 11% to $618.8 million. Store sales increased 7% to $420.2 million and direct sales increased 21% to $189.8 million.

Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?  Dec 04, 2013 10:44 AM By Jonathan Barsade

If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass, will it really have a serious impact on mom-and-pop online merchants? Jonathan Barsade, CEO of Exactor, dives into the complicated and highly debated online sales tax issue and discusses how proper compliance software will ease the possible burden for small ecommerce shops.

comScore: Cyber Monday Desktop Sales Reach $1.735 Billion  Dec 03, 2013 7:47 PM By MCM Staff

Cyber Monday reached $1.735 billion in desktop online spending, up 18% versus the same day in 2012, representing the heaviest online spending day in history, according to comScore.

Don’t Worry, Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Spending is Down 3%  Dec 01, 2013 5:22 PM By Tim Parry

During a conference call on Dec. 1, neither NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay or Prosper’s Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow seemed to be alarmed by the drop-off in Thanksgiving weekend sales figures.

comScore: Thanksgiving Non-mobile Ecommerce Up 21%, Black Friday up 15%  Dec 01, 2013 2:14 PM By Tim Parry

comScore says Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales made on non-mobile devices reached $776 million, up 21% from 2012, while Black Friday’s $1.2 billion sales day was a 15% increase over last year.

Adobe: Black Friday Ecommerce Sales Just Miss $2 Billion  Nov 30, 2013 7:48 AM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce sales reached $1.93 billion on Black Friday, an increase of 39% over Black Friday 2012, according to Adobe Digital Index 2013 online shopping data.

IBM: Thanksgiving Day Ecommerce Sales Up 19.7%  Nov 29, 2013 11:04 AM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales were up 19.7% over the same period in 2012, according to the online sales trends compiled for the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Sales were moderate, and then boomed around the same time retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving night.

Back Atcha: Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Play for Jos. A. Bank  Nov 26, 2013 9:39 AM By Tim Parry

Less than 7 weeks after Jo.s A. Bank looked to acquire troubled apparel merchant Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse made an offer Tuesday to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.2 billion.






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