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Chico’s FAS to Close 120 Stores, Lay Off 240  Mar 05, 2015 11:05 AM By Mike O'Brien

In order to rationalize costs and focus more on omnichannel, Chico’s FAS plans to close 120 locations through 2017, including 35 this year.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, March 4, 2015  Mar 04, 2015 4:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced direct-to-customer distribution center expansions, additions and closures.

Free Shipping and Flexibility are Key Global Ecommerce Drivers  Mar 04, 2015 2:27 PM By Mike O'Brien

Convenience, flexible delivery and payment options continue influence online consumers worldwide, says a new study conducted by comScore on behalf of UPS.

Using the “Power of Fame” to Create Disruptive, Successful Marketing Campaigns  Feb 25, 2015 5:51 PM By Mike O'Brien

How do brands move beyond the mundane and expected to create the “power of fame” – crafting multichannel marketing campaigns that win awards, creating buzz and drive results? According to Jennifer Campbell, general manager of commercial marketing for Canada Post, it involves “a bit of bravery and risk-taking.” “It’s easy to stay in the comfort […]

When Does Same-Day Delivery Make Sense?  Feb 25, 2015 2:33 PM By Mike O'Brien

Douglas Smith, VP of DTC operations for Sheplers, talks with Multichannel Merchant Senior Editor Mike O’Brien about the pros and cons of same-day delivery.

Macys Beats on Earnings, Says Impacts of West Coast Port Issues are Ongoing  Feb 25, 2015 10:50 AM By Mike O'Brien

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.

Ace Hardware Rolls Out Same-Day Delivery Test  Feb 23, 2015 5:25 PM By Mike O'Brien

Ace Hardware has begun a same-day delivery pilot via its own associates at 33 stores in Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Maryland, Texas and Arizona.

New Nordstrom Facility Gets Half its Customers Within Two-Day Window  Feb 23, 2015 5:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

Nordstrom plans to open a third ecommerce fulfillment center in Pennsylvania that will put half of its customers within reach of two-day ground delivery.

Best Buy Expanding Availability of Curbside Pickup  Feb 20, 2015 1:59 PM By Mike O'Brien

Mobile app-driven startup service Curbside has expanded beyond Bay area Target locations and a San Jose mall to include three Best Buy stores in the area.

Forget The Rotting Fruit on West Coast Docks – Where’s My Order from eBay?  Feb 20, 2015 12:20 PM By Mike O'Brien

The intractable West coast port labor dispute may lead to shutdowns costing the U.S. economy $1.9 billion per day, but where’s my Turkish backgammon board?

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