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Rebecca Minkoff: Stop Thinking of E-commerce As Separate. Blurring Lines Helps the Bottom Line.

It's a good time to be a consumer. In a retail landscape with more choices than ever before, it's all about catering to the consumer's preferred experience, according to Kirsten Green, a general partner at Forerunner Venture. »


Retail Sales in September Surge Most in Two Years

Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars. »


Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking

Why APICS Partnered With a Private E-Tailer for Omnichannel Benchmarking

An unusual partnership between a major industry trade group and private retailer seeks to create a system for benchmarking supply-chain performance by e-commerce companies. »


Freight and Warehousing Firms Add Jobs in September, Bucking Downturn

The freight transport and warehousing sector defied the national downturn in hiring last month, adding 12,400 jobs as warehouse operators and package-delivery companies boosted payrolls at a rapid pace. »


Omni-Channel Solution That Delivers Significant Margin Improvement

Challenge: To bring a true omni-channel operation, with the ability to fulfil e-commerce, retail, wholesale and outlet store orders, into a single facility delivering a seamless shopping experience to customers that meets/exceeds service level agreements. »


Wal-Mart Says Its Online Sales Will Explode Next Year Amid War With Amazon

Wal-Mart expects little abatement in the pace of its torrid e-commerce growth next year, and the retailer's latest forecast sent shares up 2 percent on Tuesday. »


Too Many Happy Returns: The Struggle to Predict Reverse Logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done - it's... »


Fighting Seasonality and Amazon, This Brand Built $100M Business on Fake Christmas Trees

Fighting Seasonality and Amazon, This Brand Built $100M Business on Fake Christmas Trees

Shortly after graduating from Stanford Business School, Thomas "Mac" Harman noticed his in-laws' fake Christmas tree didn't look much like the real thing. »


Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS

Amazon.com Inc. is experimenting with a new delivery service intended to make more products available for free two-day delivery and relieve overcrowding in its warehouses, according to two people familiar with the plan, which will push the online retailer deeper into functions handled by longtime... »


Costco's Newest Move to Beat Amazon and Whole Foods? Delivery

Roughly a month after Amazon snapped up Whole Foods and slashed its prices, discount superstore giant Costco is rolling out same-day and two-day delivery options for its members. »


Wal-Mart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup

Wal-Mart Puts Its Eggs in a Time-Saving Basket: Grocery Pickup

A personal shopper is something you might expect at Bergdorf Goodman or a boutique on Madison Avenue. Not at the Wal-Mart on Route 42 in Turnersville, N.J. »


Wal-Mart, Trying to Hone Its Same-Day Delivery Skills, Buys New York's Parcel

Wal-Mart is sharpening its same-day delivery skills through the acquisition of a small New York City company. »


Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network

Moving Beyond Compliance to Create an Efficient Supplier Network

Ever wonder how larger retailers like Walmart or Costco became so profitable? The secret lies within their supplier network and the efficiencies they are able to generate through effective communication. Cost cutting, and profit-generating processes can be identified all throughout your business ... »


Mercedes Benz, Drone-Maker Matternet Aim to Tackle Last-Mile Delivery

A recent live demonstration of an e-commerce delivery by a drone reinforced the potential of drones to streamline last-mile deliveries - the final frontier of e-commerce logistics. At the late-September livestreaming of the delivery, the consortium behind the project announced a three-week trial of... »


The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

Down Dandenong way, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Amazon is staking out a beachhead for the invasion. »


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