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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 …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

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April 28, 2015




Amazon Launches New B2B Marketplace

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com, according to a press release. The new marketplace provides access to several products from IT and lab equipment to education and food service supplies as well as …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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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’…

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In Blog, Channel Integration

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September 3, 2013




Jarden to Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion

Jarden Announces Agreement To Acquire Yankee Candle For $1.75 Billion (via PR Newswire)
- Transaction will be accretive to adjusted earnings per share, pre-synergies – Cross-selling and cross-channel opportunities expected to drive top-line growth – Acquisition will enhance overall gross profit …

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In News, PR Newswire

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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…

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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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 …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

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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 …

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In Automation, Fulfillment

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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 …

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In Global, joint venture

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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 …

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In Blog, Executive

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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 …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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