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Kohl’s Entertaining Two Takeover Bids

| Mike O'Brien

Amid activist pressure, struggling retailer Kohl’s has been approached by two different private equity firms with buyout offers, the company has acknowledged based on media reports in CNBC and the Associated Press, valuing its stock at up to a 39% premium to Friday’s close.

Retailers Achieve 97% Holiday Order Fulfillment

| Mike O'Brien

A Kurt Salmon study found 97% of retailers delivered orders on their last guaranteed shipping date before Christmas, up from 95% in 2015 and 87% in 2014. This was partly due to pulling the cutoffs back by a day in many cases, and changing up website messaging at the deadline. See what else the study found, including the performance of luxury brands.

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Retailers Personalize the Cross-Channel Approach This Holiday Season

| Daniela Forte

With the official beginning of the holiday season upon us, the heads of two retail companies discussed what they’re doing to provide their customers with a personalized, cross-channel approach. Here is what they had to say about the holiday season and what it will mean for each of their companies.

Will Hudson’s Bay Co. Buy Gilt Groupe?

| Daniela Forte

Several reports have indicated that high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue is in talks to acquire New York-based flash-sales site Gilt Groupe for $250 million. See what this will mean for both companies.

Saks Launches Off 5th Ecommerce Site

| Daniela Forte

Saks Fifth Avenue launched an ecommerce site for its off-price franchise, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, which went live in September. Here is what the company has planned for their ecommerce site.