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Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket Merge  Jul 11, 2016 5:01 PM By MCM Staff

Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket have merged to create the third largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small format, neighborhood, pet specialty retailer in North America. The combined business, Pet Retail Brands, will generate approximately $1 billion in system-wide retail sales across the US and Canada.

Staples Names Steve Matyas President, North American Retail  Jul 11, 2016 11:47 AM By MCM Staff

Staples has named Steve Matyas, President, North American Retail. He previously had been President of Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros since July, 2000.

eBags to Piggyback Amazon on Prime Day  Jul 08, 2016 4:33 PM By Tim Parry

eBags has decided to not just participate in Amazon’s July 12 selling holiday, but launch its back to school season the same day on its own ecommerce site.

It’s All About Riding the Prime Day Wave for Proactiv  Jul 07, 2016 4:05 PM By Mike O'Brien

After raising the profile of its line extensions during Prime Day 2015, Proactiv hopes to move some of its best-selling product during this year’s faux sales holiday. Now with over a year of operating history on the Amazon marketplace, the company has become more adept at managing the channel and avoiding conflict with its primarily direct marketing approach.

Hermes Opens Big Ticket Distribution Center in Germany  Jul 06, 2016 1:38 PM By MCM Staff

Offering 100,000-sq-m of warehouse floor space, Hermes’ new complex is one of the largest new developments in North Rhine Westphalia. It has been specifically designed to serve the needs of the logistics processes associated with the handling of furniture, large electrical appliances and other big-ticket items.

Pet Lovers Driven to The Honest Kitchen with Refer-a-Friend App  Jun 24, 2016 10:08 AM By MCM Staff

The Honest Kitchen’s site traffic saw a significant boost in conversion when it began using Shop Socially’s refer-a-friend app. Visitors who saw the referral campaign on the site, referred the brand to their friends. Honest Kitchen saw referral traffic convert two times higher than normal. See how The Honest Kitchen benefited in other ways from using the refer-a-friend app.

Stamps.com to Acquire Ecommerce Software Company ShippingEasy  Jun 23, 2016 11:03 AM By MCM Staff

Stamps.com announced plans to acquire ShippingEasy, an Austin, TX-based provider of multi-carrier shipping software, for $55 million. This is in addition to its acquisition of Endicia, ShipStation and ShipWorks over the past couple of years.

Jeff Gennette Will Replace Terry Lundgren as Macy’s Inc.’s CEO  Jun 23, 2016 10:58 AM By MCM Staff

Terry J. Lundgren, Macy’s Inc.’s CEO since 2003 and Chairman since 2004, will transition the position of CEO to Jeff Gennette in the first quarter of 2017. Gennette will join the Macy’s, Inc. board of directors, effective today – bringing the size of the board to 14 members. He will assume additional management responsibility during the transition period, including oversight of the Macy’s stores organization.

Translate.com Rolls Out 30 New Features to its Platform  Jun 22, 2016 11:14 AM By Tim Parry

Brands without the resources to produce multilingual content now have a simple and cost efficient platform to localize their content. With those staggering numbers in mind, language technology and translation solutions provider Translate.com announced the addition of more than 30 new applications and integrations to its platform.

Walmart Creates New China Strategy, Sells Yihaodian to JD.com  Jun 22, 2016 7:15 AM By Daniela Forte

Walmart has entered a joint venture with JD.com that will create a shift in Walmart’s ecommerce strategy in China. The U.S. retail giant has sold its Yihaodian ecommerce marketplace to Chinese marketplace operator JD.com, and plans to retain the Yihaodian direct business and set up a retail presence on JD.com. Here’s what the deal means to both retailers.






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