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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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In Big Data, Blog

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September 3, 2013




Jarden to Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion

Jarden Announces Agreement To Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion (via PR Newswire)
- Transaction will be accretive to adjusted earnings per share, pre-synergies – Cross-selling and cross-channel opportunities expected to drive top-line growth – Acquisition will enhance overall gross profit …

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In News, PR Newswire

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 …

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In Blog, Inventory

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August 12, 2013




Kewill to Acquire Four Soft

Kewill Announces Intention to Acquire Four Soft (via PR Newswire)
GUILDFORD, England and CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts, August 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Game changing transaction to strengthen Kewill’s leadership position in Supply Chain Execution Kewill, a leading provider of multimodal transportation software, announces…

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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July 30, 2013




Hanes to Acquire Maidenform Brands for $575 Million

Clothing retailer Hanes has announced that it will acquire intimate apparel retailer Maidenform to the tune of $575 million.

In a press release issued by Hanes, chairman and chief executive officer, Richard A. Noll said, “Maidenform has great brands that consumers …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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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June 11, 2013




5 Ways to Acquire and Keep the Right Subscribers

[caption id="attachment_27058" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ross Kramer also did a video interview with Multichannel Merchant’s Tim Parry at IRCE 2013. Click the image above to see Kramer’s thoughts on all-things email.[/caption]

Bigger is better. Less is more. Which best …

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In Cross Channel, Data & Analytics

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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

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