Executive ARCHIVE

eBags Brings In Staples’ Mike Edwards as President and CEO  Jul 16, 2015 5:01 AM By MCM Staff

eBags, Inc.’s Board of Directors has appointed Mike Edwards as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Edwards most recently held the position of Executive Vice President of Global Merchandising for Staples, Inc.

Rakuten Acquires  Jul 14, 2015 6:21 AM By MCM Staff

Rakuten expects to further strengthen its ecommerce offerings and marketing solutions by providing a greater personalization of the retail experience for shoppers while driving operational insights and efficiencies for retailers.

Week in Review: Prime Day is Coming, Prime Day is Coming!  Jul 10, 2015 7:07 PM By MCM Staff

The biggest news this week was probably Amazon’s announcement that they would launch Prime Day… and that means a lot of speculation… Keep reading to find out more about Prime Day, and the wrap-up of the rest of this week’s news…

Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit  Jul 03, 2015 8:26 AM By MCM Staff

It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

Week in Review: Confederate Flags Pulled After Sales Spikes  Jun 26, 2015 2:27 PM By MCM Staff

The controversy surrounding the Confederate flag spilled to ecommerce sites and shopping carts, as retailers scrambled to stop sales of the Confederate flag. Here’s more about that, and a look at the rest of this week’s news, commentary and events.

Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver  Jun 20, 2015 4:29 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? Here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world this week.

Capmark Acquires Orchard Brands for $410 million  May 29, 2015 6:39 AM By Tim Parry

Orchard Brands Corp., a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, announced on May 27 that the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Capmark Financial Group Inc., which owns the Bluestem Brands catalog titles.

Geeknet Gets An Anonymous Bid  May 28, 2015 3:27 PM By Tim Parry

Two days after apparently agreeing to be acquired by Hot Topic, Geeknet, the parent company of ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, has received a new bid.

Hot Topic Gets its ThinkGeek On  May 27, 2015 11:24 AM By Tim Parry

Pop culture apparel and novelties seller Hot Topic will acquire Geeknet, Inc., the parent company of online gizmos, gadgets and apparel seller ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions. Find out how much Hot Topic bought Geeknet for, and why the deal makes sense for both retailers.

Kirkland’s Promotes Mike Madden to President and CEO  Feb 10, 2015 7:50 PM By MCM Staff

Mike Madden, currently President and Chief Operating Officer, will be named President and Chief Executive Officer. Madden will replace Robert Alderson, who is retiring.

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