ECOMMERCE

Big Year for Shop.com

BY CSA STAFF

Monterey, Calif., Shop.com announced that the sales volume generated through the site in 2005 increased 190% over the prior year. The month of December was up 77% year-over-year. Year-over-year traffic increased 260%. The number of merchants participating in the Shop.com marketplace globally nearly doubled and now totals over 1500.

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S.Gacho says:
Mar-29-2013 02:33 pm

Shop.com is really booming.
Shop.com is really booming. Just when I saw the sales of it, is really amazing it really increased. - Aldo Todini

S.Gacho says:
Mar-29-2013 02:33 pm

Shop.com is really booming. Just when I saw the sales of it, is really amazing it really increased. - Aldo Todini

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FINANCE

Bain Capital to Acquire Burlington Coat Factory

BY CSA STAFF

Burlington, N.J., Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. agreed to be acquired by a private investment firm. The 367-store chain said it signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC in a $2.06 billion deal.

Under terms of the agreement, Bain Capital will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation for $45.50 per share in cash, for a total consideration of approximately $2.06 billion. “We are thrilled that a transaction with Bain Capital delivers significant value to our stockholders,” said Monroe Milstein, Burlington Coat Factory’s Chairman, President and CEO. “We are very proud of what the Company has accomplished over the past 30 years.”

“Burlington Coat Factory is a well-managed retail business with a strong consumer following, high-quality product offerings, and good growth prospects,” said Jordan Hitch, a managing cirector at Bain Capital. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the experienced management team to build on the company’s track record of success in merchandising and store operations and to continue to grow the store portfolio.”

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Gap Introduces Petite and Tall Women’s Wear On Line

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San Francisco, Gap Inc. has begun selling women’s wear in petite and tall sizes on its Web site. The apparel is designed for women under 5’4” or over 5’11”.

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