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UPS Outlines Plans to Increase Holiday Capacity  Sep 05, 2014 7:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS this week detailed plans for ensuring that delivery issues which plagued the 2013 holiday shopping season aren’t a rerun this year

UPS Testing Customer Pickup in New York and Chicago  Sep 05, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS announced last week it launched a customer pickup program trial in mid-July that allows people to pick up parcels from 172 retail locations in Chicago and New York.

Staples Launches Series of Omnichannel Updates  Sep 03, 2014 11:28 AM By Tim Parry

Staples has announced a series of enhancements to its omnichannel experience, including the ability to buy products online and pick them up in-store within hours, Visa Checkout for online payments, new in-store kiosks, and an app for iPad users.

1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David  Sep 02, 2014 5:34 PM By Daniela Forte

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

QVC U.S. CEO Claire Watts Resigns  Sep 02, 2014 4:30 PM By Tim Parry

Claire Watts has resigned from her role as Chief Executive Officer of QVC’s U.S. operations, effective Friday, September 5, to pursue other opportunities.

Fanatics Powers JCPenney’s Ecommerce Sports Shop  Sep 02, 2014 4:29 PM By MCM Staff

Fanatics will provide fans with an enormous selection of team sports apparel and merchandise at JCPenney.com with over 300,000 licensed products spanning all the major sports leagues.

Federal Court: FedEx Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors  Aug 28, 2014 6:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

A federal court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers who worked in California and Oregon were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Best Buy Sees Online Spike in Second Quarter  Aug 27, 2014 12:06 PM By Daniela Forte

While Best Buy saw its domestic revenue decline by 2.4%, its online revenue increased by 22% or $581 million in the second quarter, the company said in a press release.

Amazon Plans New Online Advertising Program  Aug 25, 2014 3:53 PM By Daniela Forte

Amazon plans to develop its own software that will enable companies to place targeted online ads that tap the power of Amazon’s vast store of buyer data, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Staples Plans to Close 140 Stores to Focus on Ecommerce  Aug 20, 2014 4:47 PM By Daniela Forte

Staples announced it would close approximately 140 of its North American stores in 2014, according to its Q2 earnings call.






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