Multichannel Merchant O+F Advisor Operations & Fulfillment Strategies & Tactics

week of 5/4/2016
Guess Plans Expansion of Louisville Distribution Center
Guess is expanding by more than 50% its operations in Louisville, KY, with plans to build a second distribution center next to its existing facility there. The company purchased the 32-acre parcel earlier this year for $32, and currently employs 400 at its existing 505,000-square-foot DC.…»
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MCM Outlook 2016: Amazon Has a Major Effect on DTC Operations
MCM Outlook respondents said that Amazon had a major impact on their on their DTC business. This includes the pressure to ship faster, as well as the need to offer free or reduced shipping guarantees – both reactions to Amazon Prime and Prime Now services.…»
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FedEx-TNT Merger Clears Final Hurdle With Chinese Approval
A final hurdle to FedEx’s proposed $4.8 billion acquisition of Dutch carrier TNT Express NV has been cleared via an unconditional approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The deal has already been blessed by authorities in the EU and Brazil, after an initial challenge last fall by the former. The deal will bring FedEx close to parity with UPS in Europe, or possibly launch it into second place behind EU market leader DHL.…»
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UPS Grows Income, As It Drives Economies in Ecommerce Deliveries
UPS reported 10% growth in Q1 net income, as the company touted its ability to drive efficiency in its ecommerce operations and strong B2C volume gains. See what executives said about UPS's investment in Deliv and logistics moves by major customer Amazon.…»
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Amazon Does the Right Thing, Adding Prime Now to Minority Areas
Even when bias is completely unintended and based simply on business rules, perception can often be taken for reality. Thus Amazon did the right thing, reacting to protests by expanding free Prime Now service to minority neighborhoods in New York and Boston, and should quickly follow suit in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and Washington DC.…»
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