The Impact of CCPA on Facebook Advertising, In One Stunning Graphic

| Mike O'Brien

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the Golden State’s answer to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 2018, went into effect July 1, 2020, and its impact has been sudden and swift. This infographic demonstrates the strong impact CCPA has had already on Facebook ad performance.

Global Retail M&A Deals Top $25 Billion in Q4 2019

| Douglas P. Clement

The value of global retail industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) soared in Q4 2019 to a total of $25.66 billion, according to UK-based data and analytics company GlobalData. That total value represents a 38.4% increase over Q3 and was up 160.7% compared with the average of $9.93 billion over the last four quarters.

Barnes & Noble is Acquired by Hedge Fund

| Daniela Forte

Barnes & Noble was sold to hedge fund Elliot Advisors for $638 million, a move that could have potentially saved the bookstore giant from total collapse. Here is how Barnes & Noble will operate going forward.

bebe Stores to Acquire Brookstone Through Private Equity Firm

| Daniela Forte

bebe stores and Bluestar Alliance have acquired the Brookstone brand and related assets, with plans to sell Brookstone products through retail partnerships here and abroad. Brookstone had announced the closure of 101 stores when it filed Chapter 11 in August. Here is what bebe’s CEO had to say about the deal.