August 24, 2015




Don’t Write off the Baby Boomers Just Yet

Are you among the many who cherish fond memories of their gray-haired granny sitting in a rocking chair and crocheting sweaters for you and your siblings? Today’s grannies are of a very different ilk. Baby Boomer grandmas — typically defined …

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In Blog, Marketing

Belk, eBay Enterprise, eBay, customer service, customer contact center, customer experience, retail, online retail, ecommerce

August 24, 2015




Sycamore Partners Buys Belk

Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family owned and operated fashion department store company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby investment funds managed by New York-based private equity firm Sycamore Partners will acquire 100% of Belk …

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In Executive, PR Newswire

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August 21, 2015




Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …

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In Ecommerce, Global

Geodis, OHL, 3PL, supply chain, supply chain solutions, UPS, FedEx, Coyote Logistics, GENCO, TNT Express

August 18, 2015




French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, Geodis, Europe’s fourth-largest supply chain operator, plans to acquire OHL (formerly Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) for an undisclosed amount which industry observers estimate at $800 million, or ten times OHL’s 2014 earnings.

Geodis is a …

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In Fulfillment, News

UPS, Coyote Logistics, freight backhaul, backhaul services, holiday peak 2015, peak season demand, shipping and delivery, logistics

August 18, 2015




Coyote Acquisition Helps UPS with Backhaul, Peak Season Demand

[caption id="attachment_70690" align="alignright" width="300"] Workers at Coyote Logistics in Chicago are busy booking freight shipments nationwide (Gordon Walck photo)[/caption]

The ability to buy its way into the full truckload (FTL) brokerage sector, while gaining significant capabilities in …

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In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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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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In News, PR Newswire

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

UPS, peak holiday season 2015, FedEx, omnichannel

July 29, 2015




UPS Beats Q2 Earnings Estimate Even As Revenue Falls

UPS reported second-quarter earnings that were ahead of analyst estimates, even though revenue was slightly below expectations, the latter hurt by the strong dollar and the continuing decline in fuel surcharges due to lower oil prices. Yields were helped on …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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July 24, 2015




Week in Review: Jet Cleared for Takeoff, Crowds Ecommerce Skies

After a few months of beta testing, Jet has been cleared for takeoff. And the ecommerce skies have got a little more crowded.

A members-only marketplace, Jet is going after Amazon by allowing sellers to undercut the ecommerce giant on …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

July 14, 2015




5 Keys for Using Social to Drive Digital Marketing Success

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Millions of people visit social media sites every day, but many businesses still struggle with how to capture these interactions and use them to drive more personalized marketing. …

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