In 1989, Peg and Tim Liebert founded a mail-order company they called Kansas Sampler. The catalog was filled with apparel and gifts related to the state of Kansas and local sports teams. In 1990, they expanded into brick-and-mortar retailing by opening five stores in the Kansas City area.
With the vast geography of Canada, and the decline of the local mom-and-pop soccer shops, Soccer Express saw a need to revamp its business model to focus online. However, its disparate technology systems were holding them back from going full speed into omnichannel success.
Australian retailers have generally lagged in adopting modernecommerce and omnichannel commerce practices, yet its citizens are among the earliest adopters of new technology and trends.
As a New Zealand-based company, operating as global business from the beginning, Mons Royale was not only taking on well established companies in the sports apparel market when it began its journey, but with some significant challenges to overcome. Yet, spurred by the loyalty among outdoor adventurers to the company’s high quality and stylish merino wool clothing, Mons Royale quickly outgrew its initial software systems. It turned to NetSuite for a unified system across financials, inventory, ecommerce and marketing to expand its global brand.
The recent news that Amazon is purchasing Whole Foods for just under $14 billion has brought with it nearly 14 billion takes.