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February 27, 2015




Retail Business Networks: The Key to Omnichannel Integration

For some time, the titans of general merchandising — Costco, Target and Wal-Mart — have been transforming how they do business. Recognizing that the consumer is king, they are putting more emphasis on their supply chains and working with their suppliers and …

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In Blog, Must Reads

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February 26, 2015




UPS to Address Supply Chain Agility for Omnichannel Success at Operations Summit

The increasing complexity of today’s supply chain – brought on, in large part, by the surge in omnichannel retailing – will be a key theme and topic addressed at Multichannel Merchant’s 4th Annual Operations Summit, held April 14-16 in Louisville, …

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In Must Reads, Operations & Fulfillment

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February 19, 2015




Data Security, Omnichannel Initiatives Top Retail CIOs’ Priority Lists

With recent high-profile data breaches and the growing need to deliver a unified and differentiated customer experience, retail CIOs agree that security and digital innovation are top priorities for 2015.

According to the 2015 National Retail Federation/Forrester Research Inc. Retail CIO …

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In Data & Analytics, eCommerce

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February 26, 2015




Coach Re-launches Website for International Expansion

Coach Inc. said it recently re-launched its website, in order to gain greater business agility and fuel growth across channels and geographies.

The luxury accessories brand switched from its previous website platform to Demandware’s cloud-based solution to better support …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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February 25, 2015




Waffle House Will Deliver Your Package Scattered, Smothered and Covered

[caption id="attachment_62207" align="alignright" width="150"] This guy will deliver your package scattered, smothered and covered…[/caption]

Here’s some big news, if you’re a foodie and a roadie… Roadie, Inc., and Waffle House restaurants today announced a new partnership that …

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In Blog, customer experience

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February 25, 2015




Macys Beats on Earnings, Says Impacts of West Coast Port Issues are Ongoing

Macys’ inventory levels continue to be negatively impacted as a result of protracted labor issues that tied up shipments at 29 West Coast ports for months, the company said during its fourth quarter and year-end analyst call on Tuesday. The company’…

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In Inventory, inventory management

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February 14, 2015




Redefining Omnichannel: Put the Consumer at the Center

Just a few short years ago, some retail pundit came up with the phrase “omnichannel retailer,” and it took the industry by storm. Everyone started talking about omnichannel, and the vendor community jumped right on board. It was almost impossible …

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In Blog, Omnichannel

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February 23, 2015




Mobile Commerce Matters More Than Ever

If there is one major lesson merchants learned during the 2014 holiday season, it’s that mobile mattered more than ever.
Mobile commerce went from being a necessary evil to an overnight game-changer. And the merchants that got on board with …

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In Ecommerce, executive summary

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February 23, 2015




New Nordstrom Facility Gets Half its Customers Within Two-Day Window

During its recent fourth quarter analyst call, Nordstrom executives said they plan to open a third ecommerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania that will put half of its customers within reach of two-day ground delivery.

The move is part of Nordstrom’…

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

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February 23, 2015




Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test

Ace Hardware has begun a pilot program of same-day delivery via its own associates at 33 stores in select neighborhoods in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona. It is an extension of Ace’s in-store pickup program, which is available …

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