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February 21, 2014




Oriental Trading Company Acquires SmileMakers

Oriental Trading Company has agreed to acquire SmileMakers, a direct retailer of patient giveaways and practice promotions for the dental and healthcare markets, as well as classroom incentives and aids to the education market, from Staples.

Oriental Trading expects to …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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February 24, 2014




5 Ways Online Retailers Can Empower Frontline Customer Service Reps

Imagine going into your bank to make a simple withdrawal only to have the teller say, “Please step aside and wait for my manager.”

Doesn’t make the best impression on you, dear customer, does it?

Now imagine your customer …

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In Contact Center, Contact Center Resources

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November 6, 2013




Hudson’s Bay Completes Saks Acquistion

Hudson’s Bay Company announced the completion of its acquisition of Saks Inc.  Hudson’s Bay Company acquired Saks Inc. at a value of $2.9 billion.  Saks now joins a combined company of Lord & Taylor and Home Outfitters, according to a …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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December 23, 2013




Jos. A. Bank Rejects Men’s Wearhouse Acquisition Bid

In a constant game of back-and-forth, Jos. A. Bank has rejected the acquisition proposal from Men’s Wearhouse, citing the billion dollar proposal was “significantly undervalued,” according to a statement released by Jos. A. Bank.

The acquisition game between these …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

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January 1, 2014




2014: Things Just Got Personal

As we stand at the threshold of 2014, it’s only natural to wonder what the new near will bring. If 2013 was the year of ecommerce, 2014 is set to be the year of personalization.

2014 will see retailers truly embracing personalization. Brands …

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In 2014 Predictions, Ecommerce

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February 5, 2014




Jerry Seinfeld on the Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank Battle

Here’s a piece of comedic gold from Jerry Seinfeld’s appearance on BuzzFeed Brews with CBS This Morning from Monday, Feb. 3.

Seinfeld is fascinated by the ongoing acquisition battle between Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank.

Who knows, maybe Seinfeld has …

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In Blog, Videos

March 11, 2014




The Men’s Wearhouse-Jos. A. Bank Battle Went Like This

If you’re happy Men’s Wearhouse is finally buying Jos. A. Bank and you know it clap your hands (clap, clap). The months-long old-school battle over who’s buying who, the rejections, etc., finally came to an end… or so it seems …

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In Blog, Videos

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March 26, 2014




Genuine Facebook Fans Drive Profit for Fabness

Fabness is generating positive social ROI by converting website visitors into genuine Facebook fans. Fabness is observing a high sales conversion rate of 33.28% for these fans, resulting in a positive social ROI.

Even after using legitimate methods to acquire Facebook “…

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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March 31, 2014




Razorfish Launches New Partnership Model with Peet’s Coffee & Tea

Razorfish has announced its role as digital agency of record and profit sharing partner for the ecommerce division of Peet’s Coffee & Tea. The partnership model is one that is new to the agency and launches an innovative approach to …

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In Branding, Ecommerce

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January 16, 2014




Best Buy Blames Price Competitiveness in Holiday Sales Decline

The competition in price played a major role in the declining 2013 holiday sales results at Best Buy, according to a statement released by the electronics retailer.

In the nine week holiday period that ended on Jan. 4, Best Buy reported $11.45 million …

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In Cyber Weekend 2013, Ecommerce

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