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Omnichannel Efforts Increasing, but Not Profitable  Apr 15, 2015 8:16 AM By Tim Parry

While the amount of money, energy and time retailers and consumer goods manufacturers are spending to improve their omnichannel sales capabilities, but only 16 percent of companies say they can fulfill omnichannel demand profitably today. Here’s more from this report a new report prepared for JDA Software Group by PwC.

UNIQLO to Leverage JD.com’s Warehouses and Same-Day Delivery Network  Apr 12, 2015 10:07 AM By Tim Parry

UNIQLO is the first international clothing brand on JD.com’s marketplace platform to warehouse its merchandise in the company’s facilities, which will enable customers in eligible areas to take advantage of JD.com’s same- and next-day delivery service.

FAA Gives Amazon Green Light on Drone Testing – Again  Apr 11, 2015 6:39 PM By Mike O'Brien

The FAA again gave Amazon permission for drone testing, a month after complaints that a previous approval was moot because the vehicle had become obsolete.

Walgreens to Close 200 U.S. Stores by 2017  Apr 09, 2015 2:34 PM By Daniela Forte

Walgreens announces the closure of 200 U.S. stores by 2017 as part of a cost-cutting initiative. See what this will mean for the company.

Partnership Offers Merchants Tools to Simplify Cross-Border Trading  Apr 08, 2015 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

Jointly developed by Alibaba.com and Bigcommerce, the custom-built cross-border trading application allows Bigcommerce clients to source unique products from the largest manufacturing hub in the world.

FedEx Will Buy TNT Express for $4.8 Billion  Apr 07, 2015 6:49 AM By Tim Parry

FedEx Corporation and TNT Express N.V. have reached conditional agreement on recommended all-cash public offer of €8.00 per ordinary TNT Express share. The transaction represents an implied equity value for TNT Express of €4.4 billion, or $4.8 billion U.S.

USPS Delays Parcel Price Increase  Apr 02, 2015 2:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

The USPS has put on hold planned pricing increases in parcel services until all pricing requests across products were approved by the PRC.

Ace Hardware Expands In-Store Pickup Nationwide  Mar 31, 2015 12:31 PM By Mike O'Brien

In yet another reflection of growing omnichannel demand, Ace Hardware announced the national expansion of its in-store pickup program, launched as a pilot in 2014.

O+F Advisor Distribution and Fulfillment Center Roundup, March 31, 2015  Mar 31, 2015 10:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions, additions and closures in direct-to-consumer distribution and fulfillment centers.

Best Buy to Shutter 66 Future Shop Stores in Canada  Mar 30, 2015 3:38 PM By Daniela Forte

Best Buy Canada announced it is consolidating both Best Buy and Future Shop stores and websites, with plans to build a multichannel customer experience. See what plans they have in place.






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