May 9, 2012
After troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots rejected a bid from private equity firm Sycamore Partners in December, Sycamore has upped its offer from $3 a share to $3.05 per share to acquire outstanding stock of the company.
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May 3, 2012
Ascena Retail Group will acquire Charming Shoppes in a cash transaction valued at approximately $890 million.
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The tender offer is expected to commence within 10 business days. Subject to customary conditions and approvals, …
April 30, 2012
The ecommerce world is blistering with metrics such as average order value, conversion rate, customer acquisition growth rate, return on advertising spending, etc. Gathering this data from your analytics packages will quickly make you feel like you’re assembling Frankenstein’…More...
April 18, 2012
Teavana Holdings announced Tuesday it reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Teaopia Ltd., a mall-based specialty tea retailer in Canada, for an all-cash purchase price of $26.9 million.
Teavana expects to fund the transaction primarily with cash on hand …
February 16, 2012
Almost every marketer introduced a QR code, or at least toyed with the idea, in 2011. But have these two-dimensional Quick Response codes really moved the needle in terms of customer engagement?
They are certainly easy and inexpensive to cre…
February 16, 2012
There is much more to multichannel, multi-touch marketing optimization than just asking whether you should invest your next marketing dollar into Channel A or Channel B.
Success may require you to invest in Channels A and B. For example, …
February 9, 2012
We all know that consumer behavior is changing rapidly. Yet, when reviewing their prior season, many merchants continue to look at the same metrics year after year. In addition, merchants look at these metrics the exact same way every year.
February 7, 2012
It’s no secret that business-to-business mailing lists are often small, and many are not even available. Some list owners who are willing to rent their buyer names to you do not offer selections on their lists that would help …More...
January 30, 2012
An order management system is a key component of any direct commerce business, regardless of the number of channels that business relies on.
Virtually all OMS solutions for multichannel merchants will include modules for inventory management, fulfillment and warehouse management, …