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Target Banking on $2.2 Billion Technology Investment  Mar 11, 2015 1:35 PM By Daniela Forte

Target outlined plans for $2 billion to $2.2 billion in capital expenditures this year, with $1 billion going to technology investments including its supply chain and inventory management systems.

Marketplace Fairness Act Introduced in Senate… Again…  Mar 11, 2015 1:05 PM By Tim Parry

Here we go again… A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow local brick-and-mortar retailers to compete on a level playing field with out-of-state sellers. The bill, in some form, has been introduced by Senate three times this decade.

Omnichannel Results Exceed Expectations for American Eagle  Mar 09, 2015 12:40 PM By Mike O'Brien

American Eagle Outfitters is seeing success with its omnichannel program, which contributed to good numbers for the fourth quarter.

Sephora Takes On Amazon with Two-Day Shipping Program  Mar 09, 2015 11:31 AM By Mike O'Brien

Beauty retailer Sephora is upping its ecommerce fulfillment game, offering customers unlimited free two-day shipping for $10 per year, a la Amazon Prime.

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.

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.

Bergdorf Goodman Goes International with Borderfree  Feb 25, 2015 11:18 AM By MCM Staff

Luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman announced that it has partnered with Borderfree to open its website and sell to international shoppers with BFX, Borderfree’s new global ecommerce platform for retailers.

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.






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