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Prime Day Is Great… Unless You Want to Buy Something…  Jul 12, 2016 9:59 AM By Tim Parry

Uh oh… Just a few hours into Prime Day, and things are not looking great for Amazon. According to the Twittersphere, Amazon’s add to cart is failing them. Which of course, does not have Prime Day shoppers all to happy… But at least Amazon’s customers are laughing on the outside

Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket Merge  Jul 11, 2016 5:01 PM By MCM Staff

Pet Valu and Pet Supermarket have merged to create the third largest pet specialty retailer and the largest small format, neighborhood, pet specialty retailer in North America. The combined business, Pet Retail Brands, will generate approximately $1 billion in system-wide retail sales across the US and Canada.

Staples Names Steve Matyas President, North American Retail  Jul 11, 2016 11:47 AM By MCM Staff

Staples has named Steve Matyas, President, North American Retail. He previously had been President of Staples Canada/Bureau en Gros since July, 2000.

eBags to Piggyback Amazon on Prime Day  Jul 08, 2016 4:33 PM By Tim Parry

eBags has decided to not just participate in Amazon’s July 12 selling holiday, but launch its back to school season the same day on its own ecommerce site.

PetSmart Selects OMS from Manhattan Associates for Omnichannel  Jul 08, 2016 11:05 AM By MCM Staff

PetSmart has selected an enterprise Order Management System (OMS) to help fuel its omnichannel operations, including it additional ecommerce platforms such as Pet360.com and PetFoodDirect.com. See how the system will help PetSmart get orders to online shoppers when and how they want them, enabling new features such as subscription and customized home delivery services.

More Merchants Jumping In as Prime Day Opportunities Grow  Jul 08, 2016 10:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

After the success of Prime Day 2015, merchant sellers on Amazon are getting over their initial apprehension and jumping in with both feet, according to an executive with a company that works with several hundred of them. Read about the challenges and opportunities associated with this now-major sales event.

It’s All About Riding the Prime Day Wave for Proactiv  Jul 07, 2016 4:05 PM By Mike O'Brien

After raising the profile of its line extensions during Prime Day 2015, Proactiv hopes to move some of its best-selling product during this year’s faux sales holiday. Now with over a year of operating history on the Amazon marketplace, the company has become more adept at managing the channel and avoiding conflict with its primarily direct marketing approach.

Staples Looks to Exit Europe  Jul 06, 2016 1:49 PM By Daniela Forte

Is Staples looking to exit Europe? It certainly looks that way as CEO and chairman Ronald Sargent said the company has been challenged by weak results in Europe. See what strategic plans Staples has moving forward with its global operations.

Hermes Opens Big Ticket Distribution Center in Germany  Jul 06, 2016 1:38 PM By MCM Staff

Offering 100,000-sq-m of warehouse floor space, Hermes’ new complex is one of the largest new developments in North Rhine Westphalia. It has been specifically designed to serve the needs of the logistics processes associated with the handling of furniture, large electrical appliances and other big-ticket items.

Honeywell to Acquire Automation Provider Intelligrated for $1.5B  Jul 05, 2016 11:49 AM By MCM Staff

Honeywell plans to acquire warehouse automation provider Intelligrated for $1.5 billion. See more details about this major transaction.






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