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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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December 11, 2012




Honeywell to Acquire Intermec for $600 Million

Intermec, a provider of data capture and information management solutions, announced that an agreement is in the works in which technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell International will acquire Intermec for $600 million. The deal was announced in a press release, which …

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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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SEM

July 22, 2014




SEM Tops Online Retail Customer Acquisition Tactics

Despite the arsenal of digital marketing tactics now at every retailer’s fingertips, one customer acquisition tactic still stands above the rest: paid search programs.

According to the 2014 Shop.org/Forrester Research State of Retailing Online study, which surveyed 81 retailers …

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In Marketing, News

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July 17, 2014




Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly Make the “10 Brands That Will Disappear” List

Each year, 24/7 Wall St. identifies 10 American brands that it predicts will disappear before the end of the following year. And three retailers – Aeropostale, Lululemon and Shutterfly – have made the 2015 list, which published last week.

But should Aeropostale, Lululemon …

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Herschell Gordon Lewis

July 16, 2014




Email Subject Lines and the The Law of Declining Significance

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Here’s the easiest quiz you’ll see all day:

What all-too-common a mistake do these email headings share?

(Every one is either current or recent. We don’t need …

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July 15, 2014




How to Win the Amazon Buy Box Every Time

Amazon is now one of the top 10 retailers in America, joining the likes of Lowes, Safeway, and Walmart as a top destination for consumer purchases. It’s growing much faster than any other company in the top 10 at 27.2% yearly growth, so …

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June 25, 2014




Is Your Customer Experience Designed for Humans?

Your customers are not machines. You can target, track and acquire them, but you’re still dealing with conscious, emotional organisms. And no matter where your numbers move or what the ROI says, your brand’s successes and failures could …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

May 25, 2012




Bazaarvoice to Acquire PowerReviews in $151.9 Million Deal

Bazaarvoice has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PowerReviews in a deal worth an estimated $151.9 million, Bazaarvoice announced this afternoon.
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Bazaarvoice will pay $31.0 million in cash, issue up to 6.4 …

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In Ecommerce, Global

April 17, 2012




Fanatics to Acquire Sports Memorabilia Merchant Dreams

Licensed sports memorabilia seller Dreams, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with Fanatics, Inc., which also sells licensed sports memorabilia. Privately-held Fanatics will acquire all the outstanding shares of Dreams for $3.45 per share in cash for an aggregate transaction …

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