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July 3, 2015




Week in Review: Trump Dumped Like a Cheap Suit

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It’s not often that Presidential candidates make the pages of Multichannel Merchant. It’s also not often that Donald Trump follows through with his promise to run for President.

And what a …

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June 20, 2015




Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? You think that’s crazy? Just remember the Roadie and Waffle House …

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In Ecommerce, Executive

June 16, 2015




How to Align Ecommerce Strategy with Gamification Techniques

Gamification has long been part of the daily shopping experience. Leading brands like Nike, Coca-Cola and Perrier understand the effect that entertaining shopping experiences have on customers, as do e-commerce brands Amazon, Ebay, and Zappos.

Many companies employ game experiences …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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June 15, 2015




CVS Health Acquires Target Pharmacy Business

CVS Health will acquire and Target Corporation pharmacy and clinic business for approximately $1.9 billion, the two companies announced in a press release.

Through this agreement, CVS Health will acquire more than 1,660 pharmacies across 47 states and operate them through store-within-a-store format, …

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In Ecommerce, News

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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In Ecommerce, Email

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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.

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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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 …

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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 …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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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 …

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In Blog, Customer Service

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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 …

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