Warehouse, distribution center, retail operations management, ecommerce

September 21, 2015

6 Steps for Improving Your Retail Operations Management Analysis

Management analysis, when done right, should be a boon for your business, not a boondoggle.

Recently I spent time with a client evaluating their sales and EBITDA growth. Sales have been increasing 20% annually over the last four years; EBITDA is …


In Blog, Inventory

Men's Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank logos

March 11, 2014

Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.8 Billion

Men’s Wearhouse To Acquire Jos. A. Bank For $65.00 Per Share In Cash (via PR Newswire)
Creates Leading Men’s Apparel Retailer with Enhanced Scale and a Broadened Customer Reach Expects $100-$150 Million of Run-Rate Annual Synergies Men’s Wearhouse Looks Forward to …


In Ecommerce, Executive


February 14, 2014

Jos. A. Bank to Acquire Eddie Bauer for $825 Million

Jos. A. Bank has entered into a definitive agreement with Everest Topco LLC, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, under which Jos. A. Bank will acquire Eddie Bauer in an $825 million cash and stock deal.

The purchase price for …


In News, PR Newswire

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 …


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 …


In Executive, PR Newswire


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 …


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 …


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 …


In Operations & Fulfillment, Shipping/Delivery

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 …


In News, Operations & Fulfillment


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 …


In Ecommerce, Executive

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