Staples

February 4, 2015




Staples – Office Depot Deal Signals Shift in Office Supply Market

Staples Inc.’s plans to acquire Office Depot Inc., is a sign that the office supply industry is losing ground  to discount stores and ecommerce merchants.

“There is no need for all these stores, that and the fact that Walmart, …

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Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Foot Action, Champs, ecommerce, omnichannel, omnichannel fulfillment, retail, brick-and-mortar, same-day fulfillment, same-day delivery, apparel, footwear, sports apparel, shopping malls

May 10, 2013




Foot Locker Signs Deal to Acquire Runners Point

Foot Locker, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Runners Point Group (via PR Newswire)
– Operates More Than 200 Athletic Footwear Stores, Mostly in Germany — Fast-Growing, Multi-Banner and Multi-Channel Retailer — Approximately $250 Million of Revenue in 2012 NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ …

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January 28, 2015




How Marketers Can Better Engage with Movers

Epsilon released results of its 2015 New Mover Report which looked at consumer’s reasons for moving and associated purchase behaviors.

The research took a look at 963 households that had recently moved to uncover several themes essential to every marketer’s …

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January 27, 2015




ShoeBuy Acquires Minority Stake in Boston Boot Company

ShoeBuy, a global online retailer of shoes and clothing for shoppers seeking the best variety and brands, today announced it has acquired a minority stake in Boston Boot Company. The acquisition marks ShoeBuy’s expansion into the footwear manufacturing business, and …

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January 27, 2015




Borderfree Acquires DutyCalculator

Borderfree announced it will acquire Bundle Tech Limited, the operator of DutyCalculator, a provider of cloud-based global trade and customs compliance data services.

The move expands Borderfree’s trade compliance data services capabilities and brings a broader, more comprehensive offering to …

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January 21, 2015




Can Amazon and RadioShack be a Match Made in Heaven?

Is Amazon bailing on its plans for a New York City showroom? And can RadioShack be the answer to Amazon’s omnichannel plans?

That and more, tonight, on… Okay, the lead is a little dramatic, but sometimes we need to have …

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March 15, 2013




Target Agrees to Acquire CHEFS Catalog and Cooking.com

Target announced separate agreements March 14 to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of Cooking.com The company said in a press release that the acquisitions are aimed at expanding Target’s ecommerce presence in the cooking and kitchenware market.

Following the …

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domestic shipping, ecommerce, ecommerce returns, Endicia, FedEx, Free returns, IRCE, IRCE 2014, postage, returns, returns process, shipping, Shipping/Delivery, UPS, USPS

December 26, 2014




Step Up Your Returns Experience

With the big holiday sales behind us many merchants are now facing a steep increase in returns. It’s one of the most inquired about customer service questions prior to purchase, and arguably the most dreaded operational task.

Handling returns …

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FedEx, FedEx Ground, FedEx Express, FedEx Freight, UPS, parcel shipping, USPS, United States Postal Service, holiday shipping peak, holiday shipping, earnings results

December 16, 2014




FedEx Expands with the Acquisition of GENCO

FedEx announced it would acquire GENCO, a third party logistics provider. The acquisition will expand existing FedEx service offerings in the evolving retail and ecommerce markets, according to a press release.

“The acquisition of GENCO will transform our global portfolio …

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December 11, 2012




Honeywell to Acquire Intermec for $600 Million

Intermec, a provider of data capture and information management solutions, announced that an agreement is in the works in which technology and manufacturing firm Honeywell International will acquire Intermec for $600 million. The deal was announced in a press release, which …

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