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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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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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January 14, 2016




Week in Review: The Omnichannel Conundrum

Pureplay ecommerce retailers are disadvantaged by the high cost of marketing and shipping, making their business model challenging and ultimately unsustainable in the long-term, according to a report released this week by L2.

By contrast, the report finds that online …

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January 7, 2016




Week in Review: Macy’s Downfall Sends an Omnichannel Message

Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.

In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys….

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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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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December 15, 2015




Will Hudson’s Bay Co. Buy Gilt Groupe?

Several reports have indicated that Hudson’s Day Co., parent company of high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue, is in talks to acquire New York-based flash-sales site Gilt Groupe for $250 million.

While $250 million is a hefty price tag, Gilt has raised more …

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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…

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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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November 27, 2015




No Surprise: Thanksgiving Ecommerce Sales on the Rise

[EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS ARTICLE WILL BE UPDATED AS ADDITIONAL DATA IS RECEIVED BY MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT]

So far, this Cyber Weekend, there are no major ecommerce sales surprises. As predicted by several sources, consumers made online shopping just as much a …

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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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