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Essential Hardware Launches New Mobile-Friendly Website  Sep 21, 2015 12:17 PM By MCM Staff

With the amount of shopping done over mobile phones these days, Essential Hardware feels it’s pivotal to be at the forefront of usability and technology to make shopping an enjoyable experience no matter where you are. Here’s how Essential Hardware relaunched its ecommerce site with mobile in mind.

Week in Review: Ho Ho Ho, the Holiday Season is Here!  Sep 18, 2015 11:31 AM By MCM Staff

Put down your pumpkin spice lattes, etailers… the 2015 Holiday Season is here! Well, at least it’s here for those in the retail industry. We all know this is the time to make any final tweaks and adjustments, and you can find some helpful hints, and more, in the latest Week in Review…

Home Depot Opens Massive Ohio Distribution Center  Sep 18, 2015 10:39 AM By MCM Staff

Home Depot has opened a 1.6 million square foot fulfillment center in Ohio to support its growing ecommerce business, which represents about 5% of sales.

FedEx Grows Profit but Misses Analyst Forecast, Lowers Outlook  Sep 18, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx grew Q1 revenue and earnings but missed analyst forecasts, and lowered its fiscal 2016 outlook. Weak global conditions and currency issues were cited.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 17, 2015  Sep 17, 2015 10:40 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced openings, expansions, closures and layoffs at retail distribution centers and fulfillment centers.

UPS To Hire up to 95,000 for Holiday Season  Sep 15, 2015 12:14 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS said it expects to hire 90,000-95,000 seasonal employees this year to support the anticipated increase in package volume, the same as in 2014.

NRF Survey Finds Organized Retail Crime Still Prevalent Across the Industry  Sep 15, 2015 10:36 AM By MCM Staff

According to the National Retail Federation’s 11th annual Organized Retail Crime Survey, nearly all (97%) retailers surveyed report that they have been a victim of ORC in the past year, up from 88.2% who said so last year. Here’s what retailers say they are doing to fight organized crime.

There’s Free Shipping, Then There’s Stupidity  Sep 14, 2015 2:55 PM By Mike O'Brien

Actress Melissa Joan Hart should’ve known better than to exploit the Sept. 11 tragedy to promote her clothing line via a free shipping offer using “911.”

Week In Review: eBay’s Wish List Doesn’t Include a New Perception  Sep 11, 2015 3:08 PM By MCM Staff

Happy 20th anniversary, eBay! We noticed you didn’t have “New Perception” on your wish list. But boy, would we like to give you one.

Google Express Expands in Midwest, Adds Grocery Delivery  Sep 11, 2015 12:30 PM By Mike O'Brien

Google Express has expanded into 7 Midwestern states with overnight delivery, and plans to test out grocery delivery in San Francisco and another market.






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