eBay’s Anniversary Brings 20 Days of Deals  Sep 08, 2015 3:16 PM By Tim Parry

On September 9, in the United States, eBay will launch an exclusive Deals promotion – 20 Days of Deals – delivering daily access to what eBay says will be incredible deals from featured sellers.

Alibaba Group Kicks Off its 2015 11.11 Global Shopping Celebration Plans  Sep 08, 2015 10:23 AM By MCM Staff

Globalization and offline-to-online are key 11.11 themes to Alibaba’s Singles Day selling event, with star-studded countdown gala to promote the 24 hour shopping day.

Sole Society Opens First Retail Store  Sep 04, 2015 2:26 PM By MCM Staff

Sole Society, a leading lifestyle brand of women’s shoes, handbags, and accessories, opened its doors to their first brick-and-mortar retail store at Santa Monica Place. See what this will mean for the brand.

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.

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.

Bitnet and PAY.ON Partner to Enable Bitcoin Acceptance Globally  Aug 18, 2015 11:16 AM By MCM Staff

Bitnet has partnered with global payment gateway PAY.ON to allow PSPs globally to offer bitcoin as a payment method via PAY.ON’s RESTful payment platform.

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