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Apparel cataloger/merchant J. Crew Group announced today that it will be acquired by funds affiliated with TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners for $43.50 per share in cash, or a total of nearly $3 billion. Shortly after the company announced the deal, several law firms issued statements indicating they are investigating the deal on behalf of J. Crew’s shareholders.
Amazon.com is spending $545 million to acquire Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, for the same reason the online retailing giant paid $850 million last July to buy online shoe merchant Zappos.com. If you can’t beat them, buy them.
Search engine spammers rarely prosper. Sooner or later, they get caught. And when they do, it’s almost never pretty. Consequences can include ranking
On July 15, ecommerce company Quidsi launched the new ecommerce site Soap.com, just five years after it started Diapers.com. Josh Himwich, director of ecommerce solutions for Quidsi, talked to Multichannel Merchant senior writer Tim Parry about the new site launch.
Search engine optimization has never been more vital to online retailers. It’s critical for merchants looking to become more visible in the Internet marketplace
Did social media jumped the shark before it could make inroads with merchants? Maybe not, but the results of Shop.org’s The State of Retailing Online 2010 conducted by Forrester Research show why marketers spend much more on search than social.
The Largest Multichannel Merchant companies got a little smaller in 2009. No real surprise, given that it was one of the worst retail years on record,
The hot topic in systems is the July 1 deadline for meeting the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI-SSC) and its
Described as its largest acquisition ever, ABC Supply Co. has signed an agreement to acquire Bradco Supply Corp. The boards of both companies approved the purchase and expect it to close by the end of June.
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