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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October 27, 2014




Five Ways Brands Can Win at Social this Holiday Season

With the holiday shopping season just weeks away, retailers will want to start thinking (if they haven’t already) about several areas in which they should have robust preparation.  One area in particular is social media.

Folke Lemaitre, founder and …

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In Blog, Holiday 2014

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November 10, 2014




Customers, Employees Hit By USPS Data Breach

The U.S. Postal Service said today it had been the victim of a data breach this fall, but that the intrusion did not involve credit or debit card data of customers making retail and online purchases from USPS services …

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November 19, 2014




Belk Launches Holiday Themed Sweepstakes

Belk is gearing up for the holiday season with its Santa Baby Sweepstakes.  The southern lifestyle retailer teamed up with HelloWorld, a provider of rich engagement solutions.

“Customer loyalty is the cornerstone of our Belk brand, said Jon Pollack, executive …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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October 31, 2014




Cross-Channel Marketing Success: 5 Steps to Successful Social Listening

In today’s multichannel marketplace, consumers choose their time and place to research and buy. They continuously change their buying habits, and they have no tolerance for brands that do not deliver what they want, when they want it, wherever …

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In Blog, Marketing

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November 6, 2014




Online Prices to Hit Rock Bottom Thanksgiving Day

Ecommerce prices will hit rock bottom on Thanksgiving Day, lower than any other day during the holiday season, according to the 2014 Digital Index Online Shopping Forecast.

Record sales of $1.35 billion are expected on Thanksgiving Day, a 27% increase over last year. …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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November 4, 2014




“Open to Sell” – The New School Approach to Inventory Management

With the holiday season upon us, retailers, market analysts, and financiers alike remain wary of the economic environment and how it will effect consumer spending this year.  In order to stay afloat in the midst of this market volatility and …

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In Blog, Fulfillment

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November 17, 2014




Don’t Be Clueless About the Path to Purchase

Following the path to purchase in order to gain key customer insights is important.  According to this infographic by Kenshoo, inspired by the movie Clueless, follows a consumer’s journey on the path to find the right jacket while highlighting statistics …

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September 8, 2014




Social Media is About Discovery, Personalization and ROI

Social media has become more than just a channel today.  Retailers are finding innovative ways to leverage their brands using social media platforms.  With customers married to their mobile devices, it is imperative that retailers step up their social media …

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September 8, 2014




Social Media Gets Visual for Merchants

Reaching the shopper today is not just about engagement through conversation, but it is about how a consumer is visually stimulated when engaging with a brand on social media that could eventually lead them down the path to purchase.

There …

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