Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

Alibaba Launches Tmall Vineyard Direct Program  Sep 01, 2015 10:22 AM By MCM Staff

Alibaba Group announced the opening of the Robert Mondavi Wines exclusive flagship store on, to officially kick off its newly launched “Tmall Vineyard Direct” program on its marketplace. See what this means for the marketplace.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015  Sep 01, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers and fulfillment center.

West Elm Launches First Branded Shop-within-a-Shop in the UK  Aug 31, 2015 12:14 PM By MCM Staff

West Elm announces it is launching its first branded shop-within-a-shop in the UK’s largest department store John Lewis and online at See how this will benefit both companies.

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.

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