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LeftLane Sports Surpasses Six Million Members

LeftLane Sports Surpasses Six Million Members

November 21, 2014 | Retail Success Stories

In building a members-only business, retailers can generate a strong sense of community among their customers, leading to reoccurring sales and long-term brand loyalty. LeftLane Sports, a members-only e-Commerce site that sells sporting goods, has surpassed six million members and exceeded its growth plan for the first three quarters of 2014. The retailer is anticipating Q4 2014 to be the most profitable quarter in company history. Offering a selection of products for endurance, outdoor and action sports, LeftLane has established a business model that combines curated flash sales and traditio...

Movers & Shakers

PacSun Hires Former Guess Exec As SVP And CMO

PacSun Hires Former Guess Exec As SVP And CMO

PacSun has hired Amber Fredman-Tarshis to take over as SVP and CMO of the company. Fredman-Tarshis was most recently the CMO at Guess?, and has previously served in executive marketing...

RetailNext Names Former IBM Exec As CMO

RetailNext Names Former IBM Exec As CMO

RetailNext, a provider of in-store analytics solutions, has hired Marc Dietz as its new CMO. Dietz most recently served at IBM, heading its SaaS strategy and marketing efforts during a period...

QVC Promotes Ken O’Brien To SVP Of Merchandising

QVC Promotes Ken O’Brien To SVP Of Merchandising

Video and e-Commerce retailer QVC has promoted Ken O’Brien from VP of Merchandising to SVP of Merchandising. O’Brien will be responsible for developing and executing QVC’s merchandise strategy for all...

Mergers & Acquisitions

ChannelAdvisor Acquires E-Tale, Integrates Where To Buy Function

ChannelAdvisor Acquires E-Tale, Integrates Where To Buy Function

ChannelAdvisor has acquired fellow e-Commerce technology provider E-Tale Holdings Limited. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. As a result of the transaction, E-Tale’s “Where To Buy” functionality...

Brickstream Acquires NOMi

Brickstream Acquires NOMi

Brickstream has acquired fellow location analytics provider NOMi to position itself as a leader in the in-store analytics space. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The combined...

B2X Raises $15 Million, Acquires The Service Solutions

B2X Raises $15 Million, Acquires The Service Solutions

B2X Care Solutions, a provider of customer care solutions for smartphones, has raised $15 million in a Series B round of funding led by Earlybird Venture Capital. The company also...

Financial News

Cardlytics Acquires $70 Million In Funding

Cardlytics Acquires $70 Million In Funding

Cardlytics, a card-linked marketing technology company, has received $70 million in its latest financing round.  The series, which was led by Discovery Capital, brings Cardlytics’ total venture funding to more than...

Zumur Receives $700,000 In Seed Funding

Zumur Receives $700,000 In Seed Funding

Zumur, an online shopping engine, has received the first half of a $1.4 million seed round. The funds will be used to help the company refine the engine for its...

LightSpeed Receives $35 Million To Expand Product Line

LightSpeed Receives $35 Million To Expand Product Line

LightSpeed, a provider of cloud-based commerce solutions, has closed $35 Million in new funding led by iNovia Capital and Accel Partners. This is the second round of funding for LightSpeed,...