May 22, 2012
U.S. ecommerce sales grew 16.1% in 2011 – twice the rate of total retail sales, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ecommerce sales now represent 4.6% of total retail sales. As consumers become more comfortable purchasing products online – taking share from …More...
May 16, 2012
Financially troubled women’s apparel merchant The Talbots has extended by one week its exclusivity agreement with private equity firm Sycamore Partners as both sides attempt to finalize a deal for Sycamore Partners to acquire Talbots’ outstanding stock.
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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 …
December 29, 2006
Epsilon, a business unit of Alliance Data Systems, reached an agreement to purchase Lafayette, CO-based co-op database services provider Abacus, a division of DoubleClick, in a $435 million cash deal that is expected to close in the first quarter of 2007.
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, …