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Amazon to Open Second Fulfillment Center Outside Chicago  May 26, 2016 3:02 PM By Mike O'Brien

Amazon announced plans to open a second fulfillment center in Joliet, IL, outside Chicago, to complement one opened last year, as it continues to expand its massive network to service 50 million-plus Prime members and marketplace sellers with guaranteed two-day deliveries as well as same-day service.

Sports Authority Begins Closing Retail Locations  May 26, 2016 2:11 PM By MCM Staff

Going out of business sales have officially begun at Sports Authority retail locations. See what plans have been put in place for the sports retailer’s liquidation process at its 450 U.S. locations.

Omnichannel Retailers Attempt to Save the Sale Only 7% of the Time  May 26, 2016 11:17 AM By MCM Staff

A new report from Kibo, the e-tailing group and Multichannel Merchant shows how leading omnichannel retailers are performing with buy online, pickup in store. According to the study, retailers can no longer wait on the sidelines to adopt this functionality. See what other insights the report brings to light.

Address Verification a Colossal Problem for Cross-Border Merchants  May 26, 2016 7:59 AM By Tim Parry

Cross-border merchants need more information on which fraud mitigation solutions are best for cross-border transactions, according to LexisNexis Risk Solutions’ 2016 True Cost of Fraud Study. But ultimately, what LexisNexis wants merchants to go back to over and over is address verification. Here’s why.

Best Buy Keeps an Eye on Store Count as Ecommerce Growth Booms  May 25, 2016 3:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

Best Buy reported flat comps but 24% growth in ecommerce during the first quarter, as domestic revenue was down due to store closures and pricing pressure. Midway through its $400 million cost reduction effort, the company is keeping an eye on store count while playing up the importance of physical locations in its overall omnichannel customer experience.

Home Depot Blows Out Online Sales, Expands Home Delivery to All Stores  May 25, 2016 12:23 PM By Mike O'Brien

Home Depot delivered a solid Q1, including a 21.5% increase in online sales and success on a variety of supply chain and omnichannel fronts. See what else the “improving home improvement” company is doing right these days.

New Guideline Seeks to Harmonize Ecommerce Fulfillment Processes  May 23, 2016 11:54 AM By MCM Staff

A new guideline focused on omnichannel and ecommerce fulfillment processes has been released by GS1 US to help the retail industry evolve toward a single fulfillment process for improved cost savings and maximized resources.

Doba Acquired by Focus Technology Co. Ltd  May 23, 2016 9:08 AM By MCM Staff

Doba, a sourcing marketplace for global trading partners and online retailers, has been acquired by Focus Technology Co., Ltd, parent of Made-in-China.com, a leading ecommerce platform that connects global buyers with Chinese suppliers.

Rue La La Appoints Mark McWeeny as Chief Executive Officer  May 19, 2016 2:42 PM By MCM Staff

Rue La La Chairman Michael Rubin announced the appointment of Mark McWeeny as Chief Executive Officer. See what this will mean for the brand.

DIY Retail Brand MakersKit Launches Monthly Subscription Box  May 19, 2016 12:35 PM By MCM Staff

DIY kit service MakersKit has launched a subscription box service, MakersKit Monthly, which will contain a monthly featured DIY project for $24 a month.






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