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The Pearl Source Increases Click-Through Rates By 38% With Trustpilot

The Pearl Source Increases Click-Through Rates By 38% With Trustpilot

September 17, 2014 | Retail Success Stories

Although it is imperative that retailers have a consistent marketing strategy that extends across all channels, more consumers are relying on peer feedback, ratings and reviews to make their buying decisions. The Pearl Source, an online retailer specializing in pearl jewelry, struggled to provide customers with an outlet where they could share their thoughts and opinions about products and their overall brand experiences. The company partnered with Trustpilot to develop a dedicated location for customers to share reviews. Within 30 days of implementing the solution, The Pearl Source witnessed...

Movers & Shakers

Build-A-Bear Appoints Todorovic As CFO

Build-A-Bear Appoints Todorovic As CFO

Build-A-Bear Workshop has appointed Voin Todorovic as the company’s new CFO, effective Sept. 15, 2014. In this role, Todorovic will be responsible for global finance, accounting, tax, capital management and...

PunchTab Appoints Citrix Alum As New CEO

PunchTab Appoints Citrix Alum As New CEO

Omnichannel engagement and insights platform PunchTab has named Mike Mansbach CEO of the company. Mansbach previously served as head of the Global Sales and Client Services team for the SaaS division...

Home Depot Appoints New CEO

Home Depot Appoints New CEO

Craig Menear, President of U.S. Retail at The Home Depot, will succeed Frank Blake as the company’s CEO effective Nov. 1, 2014. Blake will remain Chairman of the company’s board...

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dollar General Ups Bid For Family Dollar

Dollar General Ups Bid For Family Dollar

UPDATE: Dollar General has launched a tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar for $80.00 per share in cash, or $9.1 billion. The offer is increased from the...

Catalina Acquires Cellfire To Expand Digital Coupon Network

Catalina Acquires Cellfire To Expand Digital Coupon Network

Personalized digital media company Catalina has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cellfire, a provider of load-to-card (L2C) digital coupons for consumer packaged goods retailers. Cellfire will operate under...

PetSmart Acquires Pet360, Increases Net Income By 5.1%

PetSmart Acquires Pet360, Increases Net Income By 5.1%

PetSmart has acquired online pet products retailer and integrated media company Pet360 for $130 million to ramp up its e-Commerce business. With the purchase, PetSmart will provide customers with seamless...

Financial News

Stein Mart To Open Six New Stores In 2014

Stein Mart To Open Six New Stores In 2014

Stein Mart, a discount retailer of fashion apparel, accessories, home décor and shoes, will open six new stores this fall as part of an extensive store expansion plan. In...

Francesca’s Q2 Earnings Dip, Lowers Full Year Outlook

Francesca’s Q2 Earnings Dip, Lowers Full Year Outlook

Francesca’s Holdings Corp., parent company of specialty retailer Francesca’s, reported a net income of $10.3 million in Q2 2014, declining from $14.6 million in Q2 2013. In response, the company...

Stein Mart August Sales Grow 3.8%

Stein Mart August Sales Grow 3.8%

Stein Mart, a national women’s and men’s fashion retailer, reported a 3.8% increase in year over year August sales, resulting in $86.5 million in total revenue for the month. Comparable...