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June 20, 2016




Why Large Retailers Are Acquiring Flash Sale Sites

Large retailers acquiring major flash sale sites are slowly becoming the norm in today’s retail landscape.  Major retailers like QVC, Hudson’s Bay Co., and more recently Bed Bath & Beyond have all taken the plunge in making already established …

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In Branding, Ecommerce

June 13, 2016




.store Suffix Provides Retailers an Opportunity to Rebrand

April was a good month for merchants and retailers looking to beef up their online presence, launch a new brand or reassess and optimize their portfolio of urls. On April 6, a new gTLD, or domain name suffix, became available on …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 4, 2015




Macy’s, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury

Macy’s, Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Bluemercury, Inc., a luxury beauty products and spa services retailer, for $210 million in cash.

Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, typically …

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In M&A and Financial, News

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June 1, 2016




Salesforce Acquires Demandware for $2.8 Billion

Salesforce, the customer success platform and a CRM company, and Demandware, a  provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Salesforce will acquire Demandware in a transaction worth approximately $2.8 billion.  Under …

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In Ecommerce, News

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December 18, 2014




CommerceHub to Acquire Mercent

Ecommerce provider CommerceHub today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Mercent, a retail technology company. The deal is expected to be finalized in January 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

CommerceHub’s virtual-inventory platform integrates North America’…

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In News, PR Newswire

November 24, 2014




Petco to Acquire Drs. Foster and Smith

Petco has entered into an agreement to acquire Drs. Foster and Smith, a leading veterinary-owned online pet supply company. The acquisition will unite one of the largest pet specialty retailers with one of the largest online pet retailers in the …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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May 3, 2016




FedEx-TNT Merger Clears Final Hurdle With Chinese Approval

A final barrier to FedEx’s proposed $4.8 billion acquisition of Dutch carrier TNT Express NV has been cleared via an unconditional approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The deal has already been blessed by authorities in the EU and …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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March 31, 2016




5 Reasons Why Brands Can’t Measure DTC Channels By Sales Alone

We’ve all heard the trope that the customer comes first and the customer is always right. In spite of this, many brands are fixated on simply enabling transactions and scoring sales, which just isn’t enough. This holds especially …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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August 1, 2014




Nordstrom to Acquire Trunk Club

Nordstrom announced July 31 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service for men.
The men’s market is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing segments in retail, and Trunk Club has …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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March 7, 2016




What’s Next For Brands’ Social Marketing Strategies?

It’s no secret that social media can shape consumer behavior. After all, nearly half of Americans (47%) say Facebook has the greatest impact on purchase behavior (compared to 24% in 2011). And 50% of all Americans have a Facebook account.

It also feels …

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In Blog, Marketing

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