On-Demand Warehouse Provider FLEXE Raises $43M in New Funding

| Mike O'Brien

On-demand warehousing and fulfillment firm FLEXE has raised $43 million in Series B funding, led by Activate Capital and Tiger Global Management, with participation from Madrona Venture Group and follow-on investments from Redpoint Ventures, Prologis Ventures and others. Clients include Walmart, Staples and Toms.

Office Depot Launches Same-Day Delivery

| Mike O'Brien

As Amazon continues to encroach on the office supply market and offers speedy service in a growing number of urban markets, Office Depot is launching same-day delivery on Aug. 28 in Atlanta and Los Angeles, followed by Miami/Fort Lauderdale on Sept. 6. It has some catching up to do with rival and would-be merger partner Staples.

Staples is Acquired for $6.9 Billion

| MCM staff

Staples announced it was acquired by a private equity firm for $6.9 billion. Here is what Staples executives had to say about the acquisition and what it means for the company.

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B2B Merchants Provide a Personal Experience to Customers

| Daniela Forte

Providing a personalized optimal experience for your B2B customers is vital in today’s B2B industry. How are you providing the right experience for your customers? In this MCM Executive Summary report you will see how various B2B merchants are connecting with their consumers and what is needed to be successful.

Staples Raising Stakes by Doubling Down on Staples Business Advantage

| Tim Parry

Office supplies seller Staples, Inc. is in the “early innings of a dynamic and pronounced strategic repositioning,” which includes raising its stakes by doubling down on Staples Business Advantage to win mid-market business customers in North America, Interim CEO Shira Goodman said Wednesday during the company’s second-quarter earnings call. Here’s a look at how Staples plans to do that.