December 28, 2011




2011 in Review: Chapter 11 Filings Subside

Harry & David, Orchard Brands and Borders were among the big-name retailers that filed for Chapter 11 in 2011. But while the financial crisis of 2008 forced several merchants to file for bankruptcy – and even liquidate – in 2009 and 2010, Chapter 11 filings subsided in 2011.
Rumors that …

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In Affiliate, Catalog

December 14, 2011




B2B Outlook: Weak growth year predicted for b-to-b merchants

Various economic forecasts are estimating 2% to 3% GDP growth in 2012, about the same as 2011. But they are also forecasting a 4% to 6% increase in business spending — which is more relevant for most b-to-b direct merchants.
Most of the revenue growth in 2012 will …

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In B2B, Catalog

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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

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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

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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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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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 …

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In Executive, Leadership Team

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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 …

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