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 …

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In Global, News

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 …

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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 …

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In Executive, PR Newswire

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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 …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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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) …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

Geodis, OHL, 3PL, supply chain, supply chain solutions, UPS, FedEx, Coyote Logistics, GENCO, TNT Express

August 18, 2015




French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, Geodis, Europe’s fourth-largest supply chain operator, plans to acquire OHL (formerly Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) for an undisclosed amount which industry observers estimate at $800 million, or ten times OHL’s 2014 earnings.

Geodis is a …

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In Fulfillment, News

UPS, Coyote Logistics, freight backhaul, backhaul services, holiday peak 2015, peak season demand, shipping and delivery, logistics

August 18, 2015




Coyote Acquisition Helps UPS with Backhaul, Peak Season Demand

[caption id="attachment_70690" align="alignright" width="300"] Workers at Coyote Logistics in Chicago are busy booking freight shipments nationwide (Gordon Walck photo)[/caption]

The ability to buy its way into the full truckload (FTL) brokerage sector, while gaining significant capabilities in …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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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 …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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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 …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

UPS, shipping/delivery, dimensional weight pricing, ecommerce, ecommerce delivery, operations and fulfillment

July 29, 2015




UPS Beats Q2 Earnings Estimate Even As Revenue Falls

UPS reported second-quarter earnings that were ahead of analyst estimates, even though revenue was slightly below expectations, the latter hurt by the strong dollar and the continuing decline in fuel surcharges due to lower oil prices. Yields were helped on …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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