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…


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce


May 29, 2015

Capmark Acquires Orchard Brands for $410 million

Orchard Brands Corp., a multichannel retailer of apparel and home products focused on serving women and men above the age of 50, announced on May 27 that the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Capmark Financial Group Inc.


In Executive, M&A and Financial


May 28, 2015

Geeknet Gets An Anonymous Bid

Two days after apparently agreeing to be acquired by Hot Topic, Geeknet, parent company of online gizmos, gadgets and apparel seller ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, has received a new bid from an anonymous buyer to acquire all of the outstanding …


In Executive, M&A and Financial


May 27, 2015

Hot Topic Gets its ThinkGeek On

Hot Topic is going to get its geek on. The pop culture apparel and novelties seller said on May 25 that it will acquire Geeknet, Inc., the parent company of online gizmos, gadgets and apparel seller ThinkGeek and ThinkGeek Solutions, for …


In Executive, M&A and Financial


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 …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

back orders, Operations and Fulfillment, retail, omnichannel, ecommerce orders, ecommerce

May 20, 2015

The High Cost of Back Orders

How are backorders affecting your profitability?
From our consulting work with clients to improve their merchandise planning, forecasting and management processes and systems, we’ve seen a range of costs over 15 years to be between $7 and $12 for each unit that …


In Blog, Customer Service

Shipping/Delivery, shipping, shipping and delivery, cargo, freight, ocean freight, ocean shipping, port strike, west coast port strike

May 20, 2015

Domestic Retailers are Opening Up to Cross-border Ecommerce

While presenting a number of risks and some significant barriers to entry, global ecommerce represents a massive opportunity and more retailers are jumping onboard as solutions for addressing cross-border business become more readily available. According to eMarketer, worldwide B2C …


In cross-border, Ecommerce


May 6, 2015

Borderfree a Great Fit for Pitney Bowes

Back in 2013, a year after when FiftyOne acquired international ecommerce company Borderfree from Canada Post and adopted the Borderfree name, someone in a Multichannel Merchant editorial meeting made the following statement:

“Borderfree won’t be around very long. Cross-border ecommerce is …


In Blog, Ecommerce


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 …


In Cross Channel, Data & Analytics


June 6, 2013

SAP to Acquire hybris

In what SAP is calling an effort to deliver the next-generation ecommerce platform, the software firm has announced plans to acquire the Swiss-based omnichannel technology company hybris.

SAP, in a press release, said the move will “provide enterprises with the …


In CRM, Cross Channel

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