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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May 3, 2016




FedEx-TNT Merger Clears Final Hurdle With Chinese Approval

A final barrier to FedEx’s proposed $4.8 billion acquisition of Dutch carrier TNT Express NV has been cleared via an unconditional approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The deal has already been blessed by authorities in the EU and …

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In News, Operations & Fulfillment

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March 31, 2016




5 Reasons Why Brands Can’t Measure DTC Channels By Sales Alone

We’ve all heard the trope that the customer comes first and the customer is always right. In spite of this, many brands are fixated on simply enabling transactions and scoring sales, which just isn’t enough. This holds especially …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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August 1, 2014




Nordstrom to Acquire Trunk Club

Nordstrom announced July 31 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service for men.
The men’s market is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing segments in retail, and Trunk Club has …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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March 7, 2016




What’s Next For Brands’ Social Marketing Strategies?

It’s no secret that social media can shape consumer behavior. After all, nearly half of Americans (47%) say Facebook has the greatest impact on purchase behavior (compared to 24% in 2011). And 50% of all Americans have a Facebook account.

It also feels …

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In Blog, Marketing

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May 22, 2014




SAP to Acquire SeeWhy

WALLDORF — SAP AG announced plans to acquire SeeWhy, the market-leading provider of cloud-based behavioral target marketing solutions to help businesses increase customer engagement and drive revenues. The addition of SeeWhy complements the commerce platform of hybris, an SAP company, with 1…

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In News

May 8, 2014




Systemax to Acquire Netherlands B2B IT Supplier

Systemax Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Netherlands Business-to-Business IT Supplier (via PR Newswire)
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SCC Services B.V., a supplier …

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In Global, News

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February 22, 2016




3 New Rules for Winning at Ecommerce in 2016

In 2008, when Mary Meeker predicted mobile would overtake the traditional web by 2014, few anticipated that would mean use would grow from 400 million users to 1.6 billion in 2015. In Mary’s latest edition of the KPCB Internet trends publication, she continues to …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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February 19, 2016




Week in Review: Ecommerce Sales Outpaced Store Growth

Ecommerce sales grew 15.8% in 2015, which far outpaced the growth of sales at bricks-and-mortar stores, according to Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2016 survey.

According to the MCM Outlook 2016 results, bricks-and-mortar store sales grew just 4% in 2015.

MCM Outlook 2016 also revealed that the …

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In News, PR Newswire

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April 11, 2014




IBM To Acquire Silverpop

IBM To Acquire Silverpop To Help Marketers Deliver Personalized Customer Engagements (via PR Newswire)
Advanced B2B and B2C Capabilities Bolster IBM’s Global Leadership Position In Cloud-Based Marketing Automation and Customer Engagement Solutions IBM Corporation logo. (PRNewsFoto/IBM Corporation) …

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