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1-800-FLOWERS.COM Buys Personalized Product Retailer

1-800-FLOWERS.COM will acquire PersonalizationMall.com, an e-Commerce retailer that specializes in personalized items, for $252 million. The deal includes the personalizationmall.com web site and a 360,000-square-foot production and distribution facility in...

Pier 1 To Enter Chapter 11 Bankruptcy And Seek A Buyer

Pier 1 Imports has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will pursue a sale of the company. The retailer will maintain its plans to close up to 450 locations, including all stores in Canada, and will shutter two distribution centers due to its smaller footprint. Pier 1...

The Future Of Retail Is At The Edge

In the quest to differentiate products by embedding more value into every retail sales transaction, savvy digital brands are creating new direct-to-consumer pathways that promise more connected and personalized shopping experiences. While these innovative...

Integrated Technology Backbone Key in Today’s Digital Retail Era

In this era of digital transformation, the customer experience is paramount to the success of retail businesses. This includes personalized offerings, engaging experiences, improved customer support, a more secure environment, and convenience (e.g., ways to shop, pay,...

How Retail is Evolving and Where it’s Headed in 2020

Brick-and-mortar retail has a long and prosperous future ahead. Despite popular misconceptions about online stores and drone deliveries, people still need real stores in their lives — and will for decades to come. Research from Escalent found that despite the...

2020 Retail Outlook

Consumers are optimistic this leap year. ICSC is forecasting retail sales growth of 3.7 percent in 2020 and, according to our recent survey, consumers are planning to spend on big-ticket items such as vacations and household items – an indication that consumer...

Pier 1 Imports Files for Bankruptcy, Seeks Buyer

Pier I Imports has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and said it already has the approval of its lenders to pursue a sale of the company. The home furnishings retailer is in the process of closing up to 450 stores, including all of its stores in Canada. Pier...