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


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

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


February 14, 2014

Jos. A. Bank to Acquire Eddie Bauer for $825 Million

Jos. A. Bank has entered into a definitive agreement with Everest Topco LLC, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, under which Jos. A. Bank will acquire Eddie Bauer in an $825 million cash and stock deal.

The purchase price for …


In News, PR Newswire

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

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


February 4, 2015

Staples Acquiring Office Depot for $6.3 Billion

Staples, Inc. and Office Depot, Inc. today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Office Depot in a deal worth $6.3 billion.

Under the terms of the …


In News, PR Newswire


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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