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

Canada, Canadian shoppers, Canadian consumers, Canadian ecommerce, Canada Post, ecommerce, marketing, American brands, branding, ecommerce growth, webinar

October 13, 2014




Canadian Ecommerce a Great Opportunity for U.S. Merchants

With a consumer base that loves American brands, is very plugged in digitally and among the largest online spenders in the world, Canadian ecommerce is a prime opportunity for U.S.-based merchants. Yet many have remained reluctant to open …

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In Branding, Catalog

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October 6, 2014




How Williams-Sonoma Finds Success in the Digital Age

Williams-Sonoma continues to move steadfast into the digital age while still having its catalog be its primary driver for sales.

“We’re approaching $5 billion in revenue as a company and we are 50% direct-to-consumer,” said Pat Connolly, chief strategy and business …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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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

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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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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

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September 10, 2014




Is RadioShack Going Out of Business?

Electronics retailer RadioShack could file for bankruptcy soon after its shares lost nearly a third of their value, brokerage Wedbush Securities reported Tuesday, according to Reuters. 

This would make the stock worthless by the end of the year. The stock …

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In Amazon, Ecommerce

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February 14, 2014




Jos. A. Bank to Acquire Eddie Bauer for $825 Million

Jos. A. Bank has entered into a definitive agreement with Everest Topco LLC, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, under which Jos. A. Bank will acquire Eddie Bauer in an $825 million cash and stock deal.

The purchase price for …

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In News, PR Newswire

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September 8, 2014




PetSmart Acquires Pet360

PetSmart announced last week that it is planning to acquire ecommerce pet retailer Pet360. The transaction is expected to be complete this month.

“Although online sales are still a relatively small part of the pet products industry, we expect them …

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In News

Rue La La, Gilt Groupe, flash sales, ecommerce, retail, online retail, Zulily, luxury goods, high end, high-end retail

August 15, 2014




Rue La La Seeking Buyer as Flash Sales Market Tightens

As flash sales have fallen off their peak and the market has gotten crowded, Rue La La has hired investment bank JP Morgan Chase to seek strategic alternatives, including finding a buyer, the Boston Globe reported. The paper also said …

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