e-commerce

Co-Warehousing Innovator Opens 2nd Location in DFW With New Outpost in Carrollton

by | Nov 16, 2022
Georgia-based Saltbox—acclaimed by Fast Company in its list of 2022 Most Innovative Companies—opened a new 128K-SF co-warehousing location Tuesday in Carrollton. On tap: 169 flexible warehouse suites, 10 office suites, flex office space, access to loading docks, and a "top-of-the-line photo studio for entrepreneurs." "Our end-to-end solutions power the logistics journey of small businesses from startup to scale," said Saltbox Co-Founder and CEO Tyler Scriven.
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Dallas’ Foundry Brands Is Building a Portfolio of ‘Micro-Tribe’ Direct-to-Consumer Businesses
by | Oct 13, 2022
Launched last year with $100 million in debt-free equity capital, Dallas-based Foundry Brands is an acquisition platform that aims to amass a portfolio of 30 to 50 direct-to-consumer e-commerce brands. It's already acquired eight—most recently the Fort Worth-based men’s grooming product company, Supply. Co-founder Matt Rhodes told Dallas Innovates that Foundry seeks brands who've developed "micro-tribes." “Ultimately, we're looking to be a multibillion-dollar business," Rhodes told us.
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Pier 1 Imports Owner Invests in Local Retailer Tuesday Morning in $32M Deal
California-based Retail Ecommerce Ventures—which owns Pier 1, Stein Mart, Linens ‘n Things, and RadioShack, among other companies—is making a strategic investment in Tuesday Morning and its 490 stores in 40 states through a $32 million convertible debt financing deal. “We believe this milestone transaction will strengthen our financial position and provide sufficient liquidity to execute on our strategic plan, allowing us to maintain strong relationships with our valued partners and elevate offerings for our customers,” says Fred Hand, Tuesday Morning’s CEO.
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Dallas Startup Immerss Aims To Be the ‘Go-To Solution’ for Live E-Commerce
by | Sep 1, 2022
Working with San Antonio-based bootmaker Lucchese, Immerss delivered a use case that gave the brand a real kick, with a live e-commerce shopping experience that moved the majority of Lucchese sales to direct-to-consumer. That turned the bootmaker from client to investor through a $1.1 million seeding check. Now Immerss is looking to raise millions more to become the "go-to solution" for live e-commerce. Co-founder Patrick Jacobs told Dallas Innovates an early meeting with Lucchese's president led to a "lightbulb moment"—one that set Immerss on an innovative new path.
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Consumer Product-Focused Investor Eyes Opportunities in Dallas

by | Apr 26, 2022
Pitted Ventures, a newly formed Utah-based growth capital firm backed by a family of support companies, has tapped a local leader to help it bridge funding gaps for brands while providing wraparound services to help those business grow to the next stage. With Dallas as a hub, it aims to make typical investments of $750K to $1.5M starting this summer.
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Neiman Marcus Group Gets $200M in Farfetch Deal
by | Apr 5, 2022
The investment from London-based online luxury retail marketplace Farfetch makes it a new minority owner of Neiman Marcus Group. It will also be a partner, helping NMG expand its reach globally via digital customer experiences and curated offerings on Farfetch’s platform.
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Why A Payments Platform Moved its Global HQ to Dallas, with Plans to Become a Unicorn
by | Mar 17, 2022
Jordan Olivas moved from Texas to Pakistan to launch QisstPay, a one-click checkout platform. Today it processes about 10% of all e-commerce transactions in that country—and Olivas has moved its global HQ to North Texas.

Qisstpay expects to process more than $1 billion in payments this year. With $15 million raised in October and U.S. expansion underway, the startup is now aiming for another raise. “I want to be a unicorn by the end of 2022,” Olivas told us.
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‘A Healthy Eating Ecosystem’: Dallas Startup Aims to Help People Stay Healthy While Eating Out and In
by | Mar 9, 2022
The personalized meal planning startup, bitewell, is launching soon in Dallas with an app that offers "menu transparency" on around 600 local restaurants to help users find meals that meet their needs. It also offers a wide range of recipes for making personalized meals at home.

“Our mission as a business is to make healthy eating simple and accessible for all,” says co-founder and CMO Samantha Citro Alexander. Next up: Chicago, and then the world, the team says.
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COVID Boosts Already Booming DFW Industrial Market, Causing ‘Five Years of E-Commerce Growth’ in About Five Weeks

by | Nov 10, 2020
Dallas-Fort Worth was the top market in the country for industrial property absorption in the second quarter of 2020, according to a report from Marcus & Millichap.
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Beth Bowman on Corporate Expansion and Retention in Irving: ‘We’re Seeing More Companies Investing in Their Existing Footprint’
by | Oct 13, 2020
The president and CEO of the Irving Economic Development Partnership also sees growth potential in healthcare, technology, cybersecurity, and e-commerce— along with the accompanying warehouse and distribution facilities they require.
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JLL’s Joel Pustmueller on Corporate Relocation: Clearly, Dallas Seems To Be a Favored Area for Consideration
by | Oct 13, 2020
Inquiries by economic development agencies "are up by a significant multiple over this period last year," says commercial real estate veteran Joel Pustmueller in a Q&A.
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DFW’s ‘Clean-Crafted’ Wine Pioneer Launches New MIXABLE Brand

by | Jul 23, 2020
Founder Sarah Shadonix—recently named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist—says 2020 is a "roller-coaster year" loaded with opportunities for e-commerce. The company's latest offering is a light, lower-alcohol option for mixed drinks.
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First Look: Amazon Picks Las Colinas as the First Location for its New Neighborhood Health Center Pilot Program
by | Jul 15, 2020
It's the first of six to be established in the Dallas region this year. Amazon is collaborating with Crossover Health to establish health centers near its fulfillment centers and operations facilities. Each center will provide full-spectrum acute, chronic, and preventive primary care for employees and their families.
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GameStop CEO Sherman: Switching to E-commerce Helped Save Bottom Line
by | Jul 1, 2020
GameStop's CEO also talks about how the company is safely reopening its brick and mortar stores given the varying regulations across states and countries, as well as its corporate headquarters in Grapevine.
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