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SMBs Look To Stand Out As Holiday Season Nears

SMBs Look To Stand Out As Holiday Season Nears

November 25, 2014 | Special Reports

Following is Part 1 of the SMB report, which will outline the roles Black Friday and Small Business Saturday play for small retailers as well as the steps these merchants are taking to differentiate their products and services throughout the holiday season. The holiday season is right around the corner, marking the busiest and most fruitful time of year for all retailers. In order to keep up with anticipated demand, 15 big-name brick-and-mortar retailers, including Kmart, Macy’s, Sears, Target and Walmart, are opening their doors earlier than in years past. With the amount of publicity these...

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

Merkle Acquires 500friends

Merkle Acquires 500friends

Merkle, a CRM solution provider, has acquired omnichannel loyalty company 500friends for an undisclosed sum. This is the first acquisition Merkle has made in the loyalty space, and will help...

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...

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,...