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March 12, 2013
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  • Analyst: Daily deal sites aren't too big to fail
    It's no secret that many daily deal sites have closed since the once-hot trend began to fizzle, and some industry analysts say Groupon's biggest rival, LivingSocial may be eventually be sold or liquidated. "The daily deals space is saturated, and it never provided tremendous value to merchants. And that was the fundamental flaw in the business model," says Forrester Research analyst Sucharita Mulpuru-Kodali. Adweek (3/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • International e-commerce player FiftyOne may go public
    FiftyOne has reportedly hired Morgan Stanley and Barclays to take the company public in an offering that could happen later this year. The firm works with retailers including Ann Taylor, J.Crew and Neiman Marcus to manage services related to international e-commerce. Reuters (3/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EBay report casts doubt on value of paid search ads
    EBay has released data that question the value of paid search ads on platforms including Google, saying that for many, the ads don't bring additional sales. Even ads that do add sales don't bring in enough to offset the cost, eBay says. EcommerceBytes (3/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Retail's day on the Hill
As lawmakers in Washington debate legislation that will affect your business, it's more important than ever that online retailers weigh in with real-world insights. Attend NRF's Washington Leadership Conference, May 7-8, where you'll meet with representatives in Congress and fight for retail's future. Register now. Spotlight 
  • What will it take to thrive in the global arena?
    In today’s world, there’s really only one option -- go global, or go home. At Retail’s BIG Show in New York City, executives from MANGO, Delhaize Belgium, and Ebeltoft USA recapped a recent study of 92 retailers in 18 countries to explain which companies are exceeding customer expectations around the world and how. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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