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The days of buying garden gnomes, orthopedic pet beds and assorted tchachkies from SkyMall, the iconic catalog found in airline seat-back pocket. SkyMall and its parent company, Xhibit Corp., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona.
UPS has added nearly 220,000 square feet to its European logistics operations, driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers.
Executives from Macy’s, Lowe’s and The Limited said the impact of mobile on omnichannel engagement has been huge and has progressed faster than expected.
Target announced it was closing all 133 of its Canadian stores by the end of 2015, with plans to liquidate its assets.
RadioShack could file for bankruptcy as early as next month, according to several sources. See what this will mean for the electronics retailer.
A listing of some recently announced distribution center and fulfillment center activity, including Radio Shack, Amazon, Under Armour, FedEx and Kmart.
Actions include a restructuring of merchandising and marketing functions at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s consistent with the company’s omnichannel approach to retailing, as well as a series of adjustments to its field and store operations to increase productivity and efficiency.
With many consumers large and small finding that not everything Santa brought was exactly what they wanted, UPS said it expects to handle 4 million returns packages by the end of the first week in January, up 15% from 3.5 million in 2013. The company estimated this deluge of reverse logistics hit a peak of 800,000 packages on Jan. 6.
Cross-border solutions provider Borderfree announced that high-end jewelry retailer Ylang 23 is the first of its retail partners to expand its global ecommerce capabilities through its new connector on the MarketLive ecommerce platform.
Customer referrals for Avenue, a fashion leader for plus size clothing, are converting its ecommerce site into a word-of-mouth powerhouse. See what plans it has in place going forward.
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