Jan. 2019 Industry Updates: Acquisitions & Amazon’s Falling Profit

Published January 22, 2020
 
Top Ecommerce Acquisitions of 2019
2019 saw over 29 online retail acquisitions among Top 1000 and Next 1000 retailers. Fourteen retailers disclosed sale prices for these acquisitions, totaling $19.80 billion.
The largest acquisition last year was Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy’s (No. 20 in the Digital Commerce 360 Top 1000) purchase of Tiffany & Co. (No.

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MediaAlpha Named Among the Top 3 Places to Work in Los Angeles

Built In LA’s 2020 list also ranked MediaAlpha as the No. 1 Small Place to Work
MediaAlpha, the leading, real-time programmatic technology platform specializing in vertical search and metasearch, has earned the No. 3 spot on Built In LA’s 2020 list of the Top 100 Places to Work in Los Angeles.
The downtown L.A.

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Winterberry Group Research Finds US Advertising and Marketing Spend to Grow to Nearly $390 Billion in 2020, up More Than Seven Percent Over 2019

The Outlook for Data Driven Advertising & Marketing 2020 Sees “High Probability for Solid Growth”; Research Reviews the Trends Shaping the Landscape This Year
Winterberry Group, a specialist management consultancy that supports growth initiatives in advertising, marketing, media, information and technology, today released new research: “The Outlook for Data Driven Advertising & Marketing 202

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AdCellerant is Honored in Built In Colorado’s Prestigious Best Places to Work List in 2020

AdCellerant announced it was included on Built In Colorado’s list of Best Places to Work in 2020. Companies are selected based on data submitted by companies and their employees.
“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition because we truly believe that one of the most important things we do is hire well.

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Small Business CRM, Daylite, Named Niche High Performer for Winter 2020 by G2.com, Inc.

Daylite has been named a Niche High Performer for Winter 2020 by G2. G2’s Small-Business Grid® Report for CRM for Winter 2020 highlights Daylite as a CRM and Project Management App With Favourable Reviews
Marketcircle announced that its award-winning small business CRM, Daylite, has been named a Niche High Performer for Winter 2020 by G2.com, Inc.

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Nielsen 2020: 10 On-Premise Predictions for the New Year

The U.S. on-premise alcoholic beverage outlook for 2020 is one of dynamic shifts, where Americans are fundamentally changing the way they interact and consume alcohol-based drinks at bars and restaurants. Here are 10 market moving trends to know as the New Year kicks off.
The Low-to-No-Alcohol Trend Will Expand
In the coming months and year, expect to see an increase in spirits with no alcohol.

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The Second Biggest File Power Story of 2020

The second biggest File Power story of 2020 has to do with marketing channels.Here’s what I commonly observe (again, how I calculate “File Power” will be explained later … focus on the concepts today).Traditional Call-Center Customers have 100% “File Power”.Traditional In-Store Shoppers have 100% File Power.

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NetReputation Named World’s Leading Reputation Management Company by Newsweek

Newsweek Recently Named NetReputation as the Industry Leader of Reputation Management Companies in 2020 Thanks to an Ever-Growing Scope of Strategies and Solutions and an Extensive Track Record of Success.
With over four billion people using the internet around the world, maintaining a positive online reputation has never held more importance.

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Fractal Named Certified Retail Competency Partner by Amazon Web Services (AWS)

As a Partner of AWS, Fractal is Co-Presenting With Office Depot at NRF 2020 Vision
Fractal, a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics, powering decision-making in Fortune 100 companies, announced today that they are a Certified Retail Competency Partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Copper Launches New Partner Program and Hires Olga Lykova as Global Vice President of Partnerships

The leading CRM for G Suite Unveils Its 2020 Partner Ambassador Program Focusing on Google Partnerships, Expanding Benefits to Reseller Partners, Technology Partners, Affiliates and Launching Referral Motion
Copper, the leading provider of CRM for G Suite, announced the launch of its 2020 Partner Ambassador Program which is focused on bridging the gap between CRM and productivity for the small bus

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Bluebird Releases New IoT RFID Products With 20 Years of Accumulated Technology

The Company to Debut Its New Products at the NRF 2020, the Largest Retail Technology Event in North America, on the Coming 12th
Attends NRF 2020, the largest retail technology event in North America, to showcase new IoT RFID products for establishment of enterprise RFID environment.
Plans to expand its position in the related market through strategic products with strong partnership.

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2020 Outlook: Blackhawk Network CEO and President Previews the New Ways Shoppers Want to Pay In-Store

Talbott Roche Shares New Shopper Research at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show
Blackhawk Network CEO and President Talbott Roche will share new research on shopper preferences for payment methods and how retailers can close the physical and digital gap. Roche will present these findings at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show in New York City on Monday, January 13.

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SimpliField Announces $11 Million Series A Funding, New US Headquarters in NYC

Funding to Fuel Rapid US Expansion in Sales, Marketing and Product Teams
At the kickoff of the 2020 NRF Conference, retail-performance platform provider SimpliField announced a $11 million Series A funding, led by U.S.-based growth equity investor Five Elms Capital. The company also announced today the opening of its new NYC-based U.S. headquarters in Soho.

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