Retail Insight Network-Updates The latest content updates from the www.retail-insight-network.com web site http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ en-us http://www.retail-insight-network.com/ Retail Insight Network-Updates http://www.retail-insight-network.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Printful to offer warehousing and fulfilment service for online retailers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsprintful-to-offer-warehousing-and-fulfilment-service-for-online-retailers-5931370 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsprintful-to-offer-warehousing-and-fulfilment-service-for-online-retailers-5931370 US-based firm Printful has unveiled its warehousing and fulfilment service that enables customers to store their inventory. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT American Eagle Outfitters plans to enter Indian market next year http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamerican-eagle-outfitters-plans-to-enter-indian-market-next-year-5931357 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamerican-eagle-outfitters-plans-to-enter-indian-market-next-year-5931357 Global speciality retailer American Eagle Outfitters has signed a multi-year licence agreement with the Aditya Birla Group in order to enter the Indian market. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT M&As this week: JD Sports Fashion, Signet Jewelers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-jd-sports-fashion-signet-jewelers-5931322 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmas-this-week-jd-sports-fashion-signet-jewelers-5931322 JD Sports Fashion has entered a joint venture (JV) agreement to acquire a 15% stake in Hot-T fascia, a subsidiary of Shoemarker. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Amishi Consumer Technologies, Raise Marketplace, JD.com http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-amishi-consumer-technologies-raise-marketplace-jdcom-5931146 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-amishi-consumer-technologies-raise-marketplace-jdcom-5931146 Amishi Consumer Technologies Private has closed a series A funding round to raise Rs65m ($1m). Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Walgreens receives approval to acquire 1,932 Rite Aid stores for $4.3bn http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalgreens-receives-approval-to-acquire-1932-rite-aid-stores-for-4375bn-5930400 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newswalgreens-receives-approval-to-acquire-1932-rite-aid-stores-for-4375bn-5930400 Walgreens Boots Alliance is set to acquire 1,932 stores, three distribution centres, and related inventory from Rite Aid for $4.375bn after receiving regulatory clearance for an amended asset purchase agreement. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kohl’s to offer free return service to Amazon customers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newskohls-to-offer-free-return-service-to-amazon-customers-5931177 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newskohls-to-offer-free-return-service-to-amazon-customers-5931177 Kohl’s is set to allow free returns for customers of online retailer Amazon at 82 stores across Los Angeles and Chicago later this month. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Online tuxedo rental firm Generation Tux closes acquisition of Menguin http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsonline-tuxedo-rental-firm-generation-tux-closes-acquisition-of-menguin-5930411 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsonline-tuxedo-rental-firm-generation-tux-closes-acquisition-of-menguin-5930411 US-based online suit and tuxedo rental company Generation Tux has completed the acquisition of Menguin for $25m. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Amazon to open new fulfilment centres in Oregon and Ohio, US http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamazon-to-open-new-fulfilment-centres-in-oregon-and-ohio-us-5929457 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsamazon-to-open-new-fulfilment-centres-in-oregon-and-ohio-us-5929457 Amazon is planning to open new fulfilment centres in Oregon and Ohio, US, in order to strengthen its presence in the two states. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT InfoScout debuts in UK market with omnichannel insights http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsinfoscout-debuts-in-uk-market-with-omnichannel-insights-5929447 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsinfoscout-debuts-in-uk-market-with-omnichannel-insights-5929447 Shopper and consumer insights provider InfoScout has entered the UK market with services set to be made available from next January. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy to restructure debt http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newstoys-r-us-files-for-bankruptcy-to-restructure-debt-5930066 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newstoys-r-us-files-for-bankruptcy-to-restructure-debt-5930066 American retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for protection under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, in order to restructure its outstanding debt. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Aerosoles files for bankruptcy to focus on e-commerce business http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsaerosoles-files-for-bankruptcy-to-focus-on-e-commerce-business-5928215 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsaerosoles-files-for-bankruptcy-to-focus-on-e-commerce-business-5928215 Women's footwear company Aerosoles has voluntarily filed for protection under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware as part of its reorganisation plan. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Sri Lanka’s MAS Brands to expand Indian footprint with 100 stores http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssri-lankas-mas-brands-to-expand-indian-footprint-with-100-stores-5928207 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssri-lankas-mas-brands-to-expand-indian-footprint-with-100-stores-5928207 Sri Lanka-based lingerie firm MAS Brands is planning to set up a network of 100 stores in India within the next three to five years to strengthen its position in the South Asian market. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Kate Spade to open new store in Kent, UK http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newskate-spade-to-open-new-store-in-kent-uk-5928914 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newskate-spade-to-open-new-store-in-kent-uk-5928914 US-based luxury accessory and lifestyle retailer Kate Spade New York is planning to open its first standalone store outside London at Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT JD.com to form $500m JVs with Central Group in Thailand http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjdcom-to-form-500m-jvs-with-central-group-in-thailand-5927938 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjdcom-to-form-500m-jvs-with-central-group-in-thailand-5927938 Chinese retailer JD.com has agreed to form two joint ventures (JV) with a $500m aggregate investment with retail conglomerate Central Group in Thailand respectively covering e-commerce and fintech services. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT JD Sports Fashion signs JV agreement to enter South Korean market http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjd-sports-fashion-signs-jv-agreement-to-enter-south-korean-market-5927076 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsjd-sports-fashion-signs-jv-agreement-to-enter-south-korean-market-5927076 JD Sports Fashion has signed a joint venture (JV) agreement to acquire a 15% stake in South Korean retailer Shoemarker’s (SMK) subsidiary Hot-T fascia (Hot-T) in order to enhance its global footprint. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Myer Holdings to close three stores following shrinking profits http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmyer-holdings-to-close-three-stores-following-shrinking-profits-5927062 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsmyer-holdings-to-close-three-stores-following-shrinking-profits-5927062 Australian department store chain Myer Holdings is set to close three stores due to declining profits and sales in order to consolidate its business operations. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Signet Jewelers acquires R2Net to integrate physical and online retail platforms http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssignet-jewelers-acquires-r2net-to-integrate-physical-and-online-retail-platforms-5926230 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newssignet-jewelers-acquires-r2net-to-integrate-physical-and-online-retail-platforms-5926230 Diamond jewellery retailer Signet Jewelers has closed its $328m acquisition of R2Net, which owns online jewellery retailer JamesAllen.com and Segoma Imaging Technologies. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rakuten Fits Me unveils new sizing search tool for online retailers http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsrakuten-fits-me-unveils-new-sizing-search-tool-for-online-retailers-5926823 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsrakuten-fits-me-unveils-new-sizing-search-tool-for-online-retailers-5926823 Fit recommendation technology provider Rakuten Fits Me has launched a new fashion and apparel search tool that enables online retailers to suggest and sell accurately sized products to shoppers. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT eBay to offer more brands through new partnership with Spring http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsebay-to-offer-more-brands-through-new-partnership-with-spring-5926232 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsebay-to-offer-more-brands-through-new-partnership-with-spring-5926232 eBay has partnered with online fashion retailer Spring to increase its online offering and strengthen its product base. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT Deals this week: Wayfair, Lesara, ManoMano http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-wayfair-inc-lesara-gmbh-manomano-5925281 http://www.retail-insight-network.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-wayfair-inc-lesara-gmbh-manomano-5925281 Wayfair has announced the pricing for its proposed private placement of convertible senior notes to raise $375m in gross proceeds. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:00:00 GMT