May 22, 2014

SAP to Acquire SeeWhy

WALLDORF — SAP AG announced plans to acquire SeeWhy, the market-leading provider of cloud-based behavioral target marketing solutions to help businesses increase customer engagement and drive revenues. The addition of SeeWhy complements the commerce platform of hybris, an SAP company, with 1…


In News

2015 holiday shopping, holiday shipping cutoffs, peak holiday season, Pottery Barn, West Elm

September 30, 2015

4 Tips for Growing Your Retail Gifting Strategy

Although the holidays are just around the corner, it is not too late for retailers to fine-tune their marketing and merchandising strategy in order to have a successful holiday season. A major element for retailers to consider for their gifting …


In Big Data, Blog

May 8, 2014

Systemax to Acquire Netherlands B2B IT Supplier

Systemax Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Netherlands Business-to-Business IT Supplier (via PR Newswire)
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SCC Services B.V., a supplier …


In Global, News

Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

September 21, 2015

6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis

Management analysis, when done right, should be a boon for your business, not a boondoggle.

Recently I spent time with a client evaluating their sales and EBITDA growth. Sales have been increasing 20% annually over the last four years; EBITDA is …


In Blog, Inventory


April 11, 2014

IBM To Acquire Silverpop

IBM To Acquire Silverpop To Help Marketers Deliver Personalized Customer Engagements (via PR Newswire)
Advanced B2B and B2C Capabilities Bolster IBM’s Global Leadership Position In Cloud-Based Marketing Automation and Customer Engagement Solutions IBM Corporation logo. (PRNewsFoto/IBM Corporation) …


In Executive, M&A and Financial


April 8, 2014

Quad/Graphics to Acquire Brown Printing for $100 Million

Quad/Graphics will acquire Brown Printing Company, which serves catalogers with printing, distribution and integrated media solutions, for $100 million, according to a joint press release. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances and is expected to close in the …


In Executive, M&A and Financial

Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank logos

March 11, 2014

Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 Billion

Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank For $65.00 Per Share In Cash (via PR Newswire)
Creates Leading Men’s Apparel Retailer with Enhanced Scale and a Broadened Customer Reach Expects $100-$150 Million of Run-Rate Annual Synergies Men’s Wearhouse Looks Forward to …


In Ecommerce, Executive

August 24, 2015

Don’t Write off the Baby Boomers Just Yet

Are you among the many who cherish fond memories of their gray-haired granny sitting in a rocking chair and crocheting sweaters for you and your siblings? Today’s grannies are of a very different ilk. Baby Boomer grandmas — typically defined …


In Blog, Marketing

Belk, eBay Enterprise, eBay, customer service, customer contact center, customer experience, retail, online retail, ecommerce

August 24, 2015

Sycamore Partners Buys Belk

Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated fashion department store company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby investment funds managed by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire 100% of Belk …


In Executive, PR Newswire


August 21, 2015

Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …


In Ecommerce, Global

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