Post By Mum on Reported Layoffs at Plow & Hearth  Jan 29, 2009 3:53 AM By Patrick Barnard

Home decor merchant Plow and Hearth reportedly laid off at least 45 workers in two rounds last week. And according to a report from Madison County, VA, news television station NBC29, more job cuts are expected at the cataloger.

HomeDirectUSA Speeds Delivery with Direct Express Service  Jan 29, 2009 12:11 AM By Patrick Barnard

When it comes to the delivery of large consumer goods, faster is always better. That

Amazon, Overstock, Lose Round One Against NY Online Tax Law  Jan 21, 2009 7:58 PM By Patrick Barnard and have lost the first round of their lawsuits challenging a relatively new tax law allowing the state of New York to collect sales taxes from Web retailers with no physical presence in the state.

National Business Furniture Opens Three DCs  Jan 14, 2009 9:41 PM By Patrick Barnard

To shorten delivery times and provide better service to its customers, National Business Furniture opened three new distribution centers in Austell, GA, Reno, NV, and Cranbury, NJ, in early 2008.

Retail Crime Up Thanks to Down Economy  Jan 08, 2009 9:02 PM By Patrick Barnard


Women’s Apparel Names Shrink  Jan 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Patrick Barnard

The Women’s Apparel Catalog Market universe decreased 4.2%, or 1.4 million names, in the past year. According to list brokerage services firm ParadyszMatera,

A Bad Fall for Layoffs  Jan 01, 2009 10:30 PM By Patrick Barnard

The Fall/Holiday Season is usually a time when retailers are hiring extra help not laying people off. But in November and December, several retailers

The Operations & Fulfillment Year in Review  Dec 24, 2008 2:08 AM By Patrick Barnard

2008 brought about some big changes in the world of operations and fulfillment.

Northern Tool + Equipment Launches Gadgets Catalog  Dec 23, 2008 2:30 AM By Patrick Barnard

Where would you go to find an underwater camera mask, a keg-o-rator, a retro vending machine or a circus popcorn cart?

SkyRoll Scores with Shipwire Fulfillment  Dec 17, 2008 10:12 PM By Patrick Barnard

Don Chernoff established his own e-commerce business, SkyRoll, in 2001. The business sells a special type of garment bag that rolls your clothes around a tube, keeping them flat and wrinkle-free while making them easier to transport.

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