March 15, 2013

Target Agrees to Acquire CHEFS Catalog and

Target announced separate agreements March 14 to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of 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 …


In Catalog, PR Newswire


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

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 …


In Ecommerce, Email

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, …


In Ecommerce, Must Reads


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 …


In Marketing, Must Reads

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