October 27, 2014

In a flash-back move echoing the founding days of Overstock, the company has purchased the entire inventory of online jewelry company Bidz.com, out of foreclosure.

September 17, 2014

Overstock's Android app — which includes Google Wallet checkout, allowing shoppers to check out quickly with the press of a button, and alerts shoppers to daily flash sales — has earned the top ranking in the Google Play Store's Editors' Choice.

May 5, 2014

Nordstrom has launched nordstromrack.com, a new e-commerce site and mobile app, built on a shared platform with HauteLook, Nordstrom's flash sale business. The new site gives customers access to shop Nordstrom Rack merchandise alongside HauteLook flash sale events.

January 13, 2014

Groupon has expanded its fashion and apparel footprint with its acquisition of Ideeli, a leading online flash fashion retailer, for $43 million in cash.

August 9, 2013

Forget about hosting America’s Got Talent or being married to Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon is living the dream at Office Depot where the retailing is promoting a line of back-to-school supplies designed in collaboration with the rapper, actor, comedian.

July 1, 2013

Newegg, a leading electronics-focused e-retailer in the U.S., has launched a “flash sale” site, NeweggFlash.com.

May 13, 2013

Target has become the latest retailer to get its geek on. The discount retailer has teamed up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, in partnership with DC Entertainment, and will launch an extensive summer collection of exclusive Justice League merchandise.

May 8, 2013

Michaels is not the first place you think of when it comes to getting a pair of shoes for graduation day, but the arts and crafts retailer is courting graduates seeking to jazz up their footwear for their big day.

May 3, 2013

Hayneedle, a leading online home furnishings retailer in the United States, will begin offering special, curated sales events from its independent flash sale site, the Foundary, at hayneedle.com starting May 6.

January 7, 2013

Same store sales at Bed Bath & Beyond could be in for a nice bump if a pricy new hair removal product becomes popular with shoppers.

October 24, 2012

Online flash sale company Ideeli has named Bob Rosenblatt as president.

October 24, 2012

Online flash sale company Ideeli has named Bob Rosenblatt as president.

October 18, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to the department store: luxury goods became accessible to consumers online and at increasingly deeply discounted prices.

July 25, 2011

Target shoppers at a store in Van Nuys, Calif. were surprised, and briefly inconvenienced, when a flash mob assembled by season nine American Idol contestant Todrick Hall took over the front end of the store and blocked access to check-out stands.