Walmart To Acquire Online Men's Clothing Retailer Bonobos

Wal-Mart said its e-commerce sales were up 64% last quarter, with "the majority coming from organic growth in Walmart.com". They include Modcloth in March 2017, outdoor retailer Moosejaw for $51 million in February 2017, Hayneedle in March 2016, and Zappos-style shoe retailer ShoeBuy for $70 million from IAC.

The Bonobos buyout has been expected since April, when a person familiar with the discussions said a $300 million takeover was in the works. According to Macquarie Research, Amazon already accounts for 50% of all consumer retail spending online, and with its Whole Foods acquisition Amazon seems to be aiming right for Walmart's heart, as groceries account for half of Wal-Mart's $486 billion in revenue.

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"That will enhance the customer experience for our existing customers, " he said, while Walmart "can help the business of the companies that are new to our e-commerce family through synergies, through efficiencies in cost of goods and shipping rates". The stock fell as much as 7.1 percent to $73.29, the biggest intraday tumble since October 2015. Dunn will oversee the company's collection of online brands - including Bonobos - which will be offered on Jet.com and possibly other sites.

We're seeing momentum in the business as we expand our value proposition with customers and it's incredible to see how fast we're moving.

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Bonobos, esteemed maker of many of my trousers, has become one of the most popular clothing brands on the internet since debuting 10 years ago, expanding from its initial focus on chinos into things that go with those chinos-such as shirts, and other shirts with fucking cockatoos on them that look good on maybe two people on Earth, and one of them is Weird Al.

Walmart Stores Inc. announced Friday it will acquire online menswear retailer Bonobos for $310 million. The fundraising efforts were complicated by the fact that Bonobos had already raised more than $120 million, which was a large amount for a company of its size.

But Paula Rosenblum, co-founder and managing partner of RSR Research, said in an email that the Bonobos deal continued what has been a "very shrewd strategy" by Wal-Mart.

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