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Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper  Aug 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

bebe stores, inc. Announces Entry Into Greater China  Aug 27, 2015 5:27 PM By Tim Parry

bebe stores, inc. has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Longgoal LLC, a Shanghai-based agency of international high-end brands. The agreement includes a five-year exclusive license to open between 60 and 150 retail and wholesale bebe points of distribution in Greater China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The first boutique is expected to open in the summer of 2016.

The Grooming Network Acquires Vintage Blades  Aug 27, 2015 3:34 PM By MCM Staff

The Grooming Network (TGN) has acquired Vintage Blades, LLC, a veteran re-seller in the online straight razor and wet shaving industry. This adds yet another ecommerce website to The Grooming Network’s portfolio of shaving and personal care businesses. Jim Ayers founded Vintage Blades, LLC in 2005. Mr Ayers’ passion for straight razor shaving led to a […]

How Blue Nile Grew its Chinese Ecommerce Sales 59%  Aug 27, 2015 11:24 AM By Tim Parry

Blue Nile’s second quarter sales were up 7%, and president and CEO Harvey Kanter said that included a 15% growth in international sales, adjusted for currency. Even more impressive is Blue Nile’s sales in China: The specialty jeweler’s sales grew 59% there. Here’s how.

Sycamore Partners Buys Belk  Aug 24, 2015 2:02 PM By MCM Staff

Belk, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby investment funds managed by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners. See what this will mean for the retailer.

Visa Checkout Expands Global Availability to Merchants  Aug 24, 2015 11:41 AM By MCM Staff

Visa Inc. announced continued global success of Visa Checkout, the online check out service that allows shoppers to pay with their cards online and on any device, with just a few clicks. See what this will mean for merchants.

Target Corp. Sees Q2 Gains, Plans Supply Chain Readjustments  Aug 21, 2015 4:19 PM By Mike O'Brien

While reporting a strong Q2 with revenue and income gains and higher guidance, Target Corp. said its supply chain needs to align with omnichannel realities.

Staples Sees an Increase in Sales in Q2  Aug 21, 2015 1:54 PM By Daniela Forte

For Staples.com, sales were up 1% and the company achieved stable profitability over the second quarter last year. See what other accomplishments Staples achieved in the second quarter.

Lands’ End Captures Brand Spirit with New Fall Campaign  Aug 21, 2015 10:13 AM By MCM Staff

Lands’ End launches new fall catalog strategy in an effort to capture the brand spirit. See what their plans are for the upcoming season.

The Internet of (Postal) Things Is Coming  Aug 21, 2015 8:24 AM By Mike O'Brien

Based on the Internet of Things, the U.S. Postal Service envisions a network of sensor-based connected devices to enhance services and drive efficiencies.






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