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July 9, 2014




Why Vitacost.com is Vital to Kroger’s Omnichannel Strategy

The Kroger Co. will purchase all outstanding shares of Vitacost.com for $8 per share in cash, or approximately $280 million, according the a definitive merger agreement announced on July 2.

On the surface, the deal may seem like a head-scratcher. But Vitacost….

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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July 4, 2014




Omnichannel Happens in the Cloud

Consumers are more demanding, more connected and more informed than ever. They’re researching and completing transactions across multiple channels, starting their journey with one device and finishing it on another. And they expect the experience to be seamless, letting …

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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March 5, 2015




Pitney Bowes to Outline Global Ecommerce Roadmap

The rapidly growing global opportunity for multichannel and ecommerce merchants will be an important topic addressed by global ecommerce provider Pitney Bowes at the upcoming Operations Summit, being held April 14-16 in Louisville, KY.

Pitney Bowes’ Michael Lamia, Vice President, …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

Chico's FAS, Chico's, retail, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, ecommerce, ecommerce fulfillment, point of sale, point of sale system, POS, store closings, store layoffs, retail layoffs, retail closings

March 5, 2015




Chico’s FAS to Close 120 Stores, Lay Off 240

In order to rationalize costs and focus more on omnichannel, Chico’s FAS told analysts during a fourth quarter conference call it planned to accelerate its store closure plan, shuttering 120 locations through 2017, including 35 this year, at a total cost savings …

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In Ecommerce, News

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March 5, 2015




Last Chance: Take the 2015 MCM Outlook Survey

We’d love to get your input for our MCM Outlook 2015 reports. If you give us 5 minutes of your time and take the MCM Outlook survey, We’ll put your name in the hat for a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 American Express …

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In Must Reads

GameStop, GameStop PowerUp Rewards, PowerUp Rewards, loyalty programs, ecommerce, mobile apps, mobile commerce, video games, video gaming, retail, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel fulfillment, in-store pickup

July 2, 2014




Rewards Data Helps GameStop Drive Omnichannel Growth

Even with all the growth in ecommerce, GameStop has found that most of its customers are using the company’s online channel to research products before making a purchase in store. And data from its PowerUp rewards program is generating …

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In Analytics, Ecommerce

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June 29, 2014




Optimizing Omnichannel Order Picking and Fulfillment Operations

[caption id="attachment_50295" align="alignright" width="450"] A comprehensive cycle of consumer purchasing options need to befilled by a wide range of fulfillment channels to meet customer demand.[/caption]

Omnichannel and ecommerce retailers are being pressured into finding new and different …

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In Fulfillment, Operations & Fulfillment

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June 29, 2014




Understanding Omnichannel Inventory Dynamics

One key to success in omnichannel commerce operations is accurate, real time, complete visibility of inventory at all stages of the supply chain. This translates into knowing what is on hand, what has been sold and what is in transit. …

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In Inventory, Operations & Fulfillment

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February 26, 2015




Coach Re-launches Website for International Expansion

Coach Inc. said it recently re-launched its website, in order to gain greater business agility and fuel growth across channels and geographies.

The luxury accessories brand switched from its previous website platform to Demandware’s cloud-based solution to better support …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, omnichannel, omnichannel retail, omnichannel strategy, retail

February 25, 2015




Macys Beats on Earnings, Says Impacts of West Coast Port Issues are Ongoing

Macys’ inventory levels continue to be negatively impacted as a result of protracted labor issues that tied up shipments at 29 West Coast ports for months, the company said during its fourth quarter and year-end analyst call on Tuesday. The company’…

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In Inventory, inventory management

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