e-commerce

Retailer JCPenney Adds Company Veteran to C-Suite as Chief Customer Officer

by | Apr 21, 2023

Plano-based retailer JCPenney has appointed company executive Katie Mullen as chief customer officer.

Previously JCPenney’s chief digital officer, Mullen will continue to oversee the company’s e-commerce strategy and omnichannel development, with an added emphasis on customer marketing, engagement, analytics, and more.

“A core part of JCPenney’s overarching transformation strategy and our shift back to the basics has been a relentless focus on our customer’s needs....

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Dallas’ Ylang 23 Partners with Immerss for Livestreamed Jewelry Shopping, Digital ‘Clienteling’
Ylang 23—a designer jewelry store in Preston Center that's served Dallas for 35 years—has partnered with the Dallas-based live-commerce company Immerss to bridge the gap between in-person and online shopping. By using the latest tech from Immerss, Ylang 23 aims to provide customers with a more personalized and intimate shopping experience—from live-streamed trunk shows to personal presentations and more.
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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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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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Dallas-Based OrderMyGear Names New CEO to Lead Its Next Stage of Growth
by | Jul 13, 2022
OrderMyGear—an e-commerce company focused on selling custom-branded goods to groups like sports teams—has named Leonid Rozkin as its sole CEO, with previous CEO Dave Dutch staying on as executive chairman. OMG also announced taking on a new debt facility from CIBC Innovation Banking to help it “enhance growth." The company made the Inc. 5000 list from 2016 through 2021, when it reported a 64% three-year growth rate.
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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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‘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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Industrial Impact: Digital Logistics and Supply Chain Hubs Are Growing in Dallas
by | Jan 27, 2021
Digital logistics and supply chain hubs are big business in Dallas.
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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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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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Impact Ventures: Meet Red Plum, a Platform That Makes Building WordPress Sites Easier
by | Jul 28, 2020
Dallas-based Red Plum WP Builder makes the open-source content management system easy for designers and marketers so they can get back to making clients happy.
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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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