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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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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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In Ecommerce, News

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February 4, 2015




Macy’s, Inc. Agrees to Acquire Bluemercury

Macy’s, Inc. has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Bluemercury, Inc., a luxury beauty products and spa services retailer, for $210 million in cash.

Bluemercury, based in Washington, D.C., currently operates about 60 specialty stores in 18 states, typically …

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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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In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce

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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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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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October 16, 2015




Week in Review: And the Rate Increases are Rolling In

The major package carriers’ general rate increases for 2016 are rolling in… just in time for the holidays!

UPS’s general rate increase will average between 4.9% and 5.2%, depending on the product and service. UPS’s rate increases will go into effect on Dec. 28. …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

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October 15, 2015




Singapore Post Making Mega Moves in the U.S.

Singapore Post is on the move in the United States. A week after it took a majority stake in ecommerce logistics provider Jagged Peak, Singapore Post announced an agreement to acquire TradeGlobal, an omnichannel provider of end-to-end ecommerce services.

And …

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October 9, 2015




Week In Review: It’s a Free for All for Jet.com

Jet.com has made a few splashes since the members-only marketplace officially launched 11 weeks ago. And word came this week that Jet.com eliminated its $50 membership fee.

Founder Marc Lore wrote on his blog that the response to Jet’s …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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September 30, 2015




4 Tips for Growing Your Retail Gifting Strategy

Although the holidays are just around the corner, it is not too late for retailers to fine-tune their marketing and merchandising strategy in order to have a successful holiday season. A major element for retailers to consider for their gifting …

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