Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

February 18, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Feb. 18, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Urban Outfitters said it plans to relocate its Trenton, SC ecommerce fulfillment center to Gap, PA. Construction of the new 1 million square foot …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

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February 10, 2015




Kate Spade & Company Expanding Presence in China

Kate Spade & Company and Walton Brown, a subsidiary of Asian fashion retail and brand management group The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, have formed joint ventures focused on scaling and accelerating Kate Spade & Company’s growth in Greater China.

The partnership, formed …

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In Global, joint venture

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February 8, 2015




Will 2015 Be the Year of Retail Chapter 11s?

It was as inevitable as the sun rising, but RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5.

The electronics and gadgets retailer has been struggling for more than a few years now, and there’s a stalking horse plan in …

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In Blog, Executive

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February 5, 2015




RadioShack’s Chapter 11 Filing Includes Restructuring Plan

It appears that the RadioShack brand will live on despite today’s Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. But the iconic electronics retailer will have a much-smaller footprint.

RadioShack has signed an asset purchase …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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February 4, 2015




Staples Acquiring Office Depot for $6.3 Billion

Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot in a deal worth $6.3 billion.

Under the terms of the …

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In News, PR Newswire

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February 4, 2015




Staples – Office Depot Deal Signals Shift in Office Supply Market

Staples Inc.’s plans to acquire Office Depot Inc., is a sign that the office supply industry is losing ground  to discount stores and ecommerce merchants.

“There is no need for all these stores, that and the fact that Walmart, …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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September 3, 2013




Jarden to Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion

Jarden Announces Agreement To Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion (via PR Newswire)
- Transaction will be accretive to adjusted earnings per share, pre-synergies – Cross-selling and cross-channel opportunities expected to drive top-line growth – Acquisition will enhance overall gross profit …

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In News, PR Newswire

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January 28, 2015




How Marketers Can Better Engage with Movers

Epsilon released results of its 2015 New Mover Report which looked at consumer’s reasons for moving and associated purchase behaviors.

The research took a look at 963 households that had recently moved to uncover several themes essential to every marketer’s …

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In Marketing, Must Reads

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January 27, 2015




ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. The acquisition marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

January 27, 2015




Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …

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In Global, Platforms

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