January 2, 2014

6 Fearless Predictions for 2014

The 2013 holiday season saw shifts in consumer behavior that direct-to-customer merchants – and their business partners – must adapt to in 2014.

Ecommerce got off to a roaring start with off-the-chart sales lifts over Cyber Weekend. But it got a bit …


In 2014 Predictions, Blog

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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 …


In Executive, M&A and Financial

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November 26, 2013

Back Atcha: Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Play for Jos. A. Bank

Less than 7 weeks after Jo.s A. Bank looked to acquire troubled apparel merchant Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse made an offer Tuesday to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.2 billion, or $55 a share.

Given Men’s Wearhouse’s advantage in scale, growth and …


In Executive, Leadership Team


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 …


In Ecommerce, Global

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October 10, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse Rejects Jos. A. Bank’s $2.3 Billion Offer

The Men’s Wearhouse’s Board of Directors voted Oct. 9 to reject an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Jos. A. Bank to acquire Men’s Wearhouse for $48 per share in cash.

According to Jos. A. Bank, the $2.3 billion deal would create the largest men’s …


In News, PR Newswire


September 9, 2013

Neiman Marcus Sold for $6 Billion

Ares Management LLC and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced plans to acquire Neiman Marcus Group from a group of investors led by TPG and Warburg Pincus for $6 billion, according to a press release.

The luxury retailer is comprised of 79 …


In News, PR Newswire


August 12, 2013

Rakuten to Add PopShops to Its Portfolio

Rakuten has entered into an agreement to acquire PopShops, a Seattle-based data and analytics company, for an undisclosed amount of money.

The terms of the acquisition were not made public but, according to a press release, PopShops will now be …


In Data & Analytics, Ecommerce


August 7, 2013

Target Acquires DermStore Beauty Group

Target announced this week it will be acquiring independent skin care ecommerce site  DermStore Beauty Group.  The acquisition will position Target to expand its share of evolving online beauty market and will further differentiate the company’s offerings, according to …


In Ecommerce, Marketing

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July 18, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse Acquires Brand Joseph Abboud

Men’s Wearhouse to Acquire Iconic American Designer Brand Joseph Abboud® (via PR Newswire)
Transaction Accelerates Strategy to Expand Men’s Wearhouse’s Exclusive Brands Acquisition Includes Domestic Factory Featuring “Made In America” Tailored Clothing Expected to Be Accretive to Earnings Per Share …


In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

April 1, 2009

Eight metrics to acquire and retain customers

Sure, you want to — or need to — do more with less these days. Every marketer does. The challenge is how to significantly cut spending without significantly decreasing sales, or how to maintain revenue without mailing as much.
The inherent risk …


In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

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