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November 20, 2015




Week in Review: Is Black Friday’s Demise Over Exaggerated?

The Multichannel Merchant editorial team has been talking a lot amongst itself about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and the alleged demise – and rebirth – of both super shopping days.

One thing we’ve noticed is that Cyber Monday is still kind …

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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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May 18, 2015




Ascena Retail Group to Acquire ANN INC.

Ascena Retail Group Inc., owner of plus-sized apparel brand Lane Bryant has announced it will merge with ANN INC., for a total of $2.0 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2015.

Upon closing, ANN INC. stockholders …

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In Ecommerce, News

Pitney Bowes, Borderfree, ecommerce, global ecommerce, Operations and Fulfillment, cross-border selling, cross-border ecommerce, third-party fulfillment, third-party logistics, 3PL, ecommerce platform, mergers and acquisitions, M&A

May 5, 2015




Pitney Bowes to Acquire Competitor Borderfree

Pitney Bowes Inc. said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Borderfree, according to a release. The companies said Borderfree’s solutions will complement and expand Pitney Bowes’s ecommerce capabilities, helping clients grow their global business by …

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In cross-border, duties and taxes

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October 16, 2015




Week in Review: And the Rate Increases are Rolling In

The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays!

UPS’s general rate increase will average between 4.9% and 5.2%, depending on the product and service. UPS’s rate increases will go into effect on Dec. 28. …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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October 15, 2015




Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.

Singapore Post is on the move in the United States. A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services.

And …

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In Fulfillment, Fulfillment

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April 23, 2015




NetSuite to Acquire Bronto Software for $200 Million

NetSuite announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Bronto Software Inc., for $200 million.  The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, according to a press release.

The combination brings together two companies of cloud-based omnichannel …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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October 9, 2015




Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …

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In Ecommerce, Global

UPS, FedEx, peak holiday season 2015, ecommerce fulfillment, Holiday 2015

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 …

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In Big Data, Blog

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 …

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In Blog, Inventory

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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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