Originally posted on Reuters on January 13, 2012.
Online retailer Rue La La, has stepped back from its Rue Local daily deal business, the latest Groupon Inc rival to hit trouble.
Rue Local, which offered daily deals in cities including New York, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., is outsourcing its sales force to another company, a spokeswoman said on Friday. She declined to identify the company.
Smartbargains.com, another business run by Rue La La, will be consolidated into the main company, she added.
The changes resulted in an 11 percent reduction in jobs at...