Qurate: the Third Way to Shop

April 3, 2018 Contact AuthorJeb Gleason-Allured When Liberty Interactive renamed itself Qurate Retail Group in early March, the retail giant was removing the borders on what the company could be and reaching beyond existing mindsets for its platforms, which include the retail brands QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements. … Read more

Private Equity Groups Will Acquire Online Fulfillment Provider CommerceHub

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The technology company will go private as its retail customer base grapples with turmoil and heavy e-commerce competition By Jennifer SmithMarch 6, 2018 8:41 a.m. ET1 COMMENTS CommerceHub Inc., a technology company that helps retailers manage e-commerce inventory, is being acquired by private-equity firms GTCR LLC and Sycamore Partners for $1.1 billion. The company’s platform … Read more

The Next Big Threat to Consumer Brands (Yes, Amazon’s Behind It)

Makers of biggest household staples have little control over where Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa sends consumers “A great but scary article on the future of retailing and Voice activated shopping.” -OAD Click to play Wall Street Journal’s Video Online voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa are threatening the decades-old high-exposure marketing model for consumer goods. WSJ’s … Read more