March 22, 2015

What Does the Apple Watch Mean for Retail Marketers?

Fill in the blank: The Apple Watch is the future of ___________.

a)      Fitness
b)      Communication
c)      Navigation
d)      Payment
e)      Anything/everything

Depending on what you’ve been reading lately, your answer could easily be any of the four I’…


In Blog, Channel Integration


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…


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 …


In Global, News


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) …


In Executive, M&A and Financial


April 8, 2014

Quad/Graphics to Acquire Brown Printing for $100 Million

Quad/Graphics will acquire Brown Printing Company, which serves catalogers with printing, distribution and integrated media solutions, for $100 million, according to a joint press release. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory clearances and is expected to close in the …


In Executive, M&A and Financial

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, fulfillment center, urban outfitters, FedEx, Walmart, Rite Aid, Office Depot, Office Max, third-party logistics, third-party fulfillment, 3PL

February 18, 2015

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Feb. 18, 2015

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Urban Outfitters said it plans to relocate its Trenton, SC ecommerce fulfillment center to Gap, PA. Construction of the new 1 million square foot …


In Automation, Fulfillment


February 10, 2015

Kate Spade & Company Expanding Presence in China

Kate Spade & Company and Walton Brown, a subsidiary of Asian fashion retail and brand management group The Lane Crawford Joyce Group, have formed joint ventures focused on scaling and accelerating Kate Spade & Company’s growth in Greater China.

The partnership, formed …


In Global, joint venture

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

Radio Shack bankruptcy, Radio Shack Chapter 11, General Wireless, ecommerce, data privacy, consumer data privacy, consumer data, Radio Shack

February 8, 2015

Will 2015 Be the Year of Retail Chapter 11s?

It was as inevitable as the sun rising, but RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5.

The electronics and gadgets retailer has been struggling for more than a few years now, and there’s a stalking horse plan in …


In Blog, Executive


February 5, 2015

RadioShack’s Chapter 11 Filing Includes Restructuring Plan

It appears that the RadioShack brand will live on despite today’s Chapter 11 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. But the iconic electronics retailer will have a much-smaller footprint.

RadioShack has signed an asset purchase …


In Executive, M&A and Financial

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