Acquity Group Expands Canadian Presence

| MCM staff

Acquity Group, a Brand eCommerce and digital marketing company, has announced that it will be opening a Toronto, Canada office to help boost business development in North America.

Bazaarvoice to Acquire PowerReviews in $151.9 Million Deal

| MCM staff

Bazaarvoice will pay $31.0 million in cash, issue up to 6.4 million shares of common stock and assume vested and unvested options to purchase the common stock of PowerReviews equivalent to 1.6 million options to purchase the common stock of Bazaarvoice.

Direct Sales for Staples Rise 2% in 1Q

| MCM staff

First-quarter sales for Staples slipped 1%, to $6.1 billion, for the three months ended April 28. Direct sales from its North American Delivery Business — which includes the Staples and Quill catalogs and online businesses as well as the Staples contract delivery business — grew 2%, to $2.6 billion.