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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.

UPS Expanding Pickup Lockers to 300 U.S. Locations By Year’s End  Jul 01, 2016 4:58 PM By Mike O'Brien

Following a pilot program at eight locations in Chicago begun last year, UPS is expanding its self-serve pickup lockers to 300 locations in five states by the end of the year, with lockers in eight additional states planned in 2017. UPS sees this as a way to increase consumer choice, provide value to retail customers and drive network optimization through increasing delivery density.

Drones, Robotics, 3D Printing Part of Major Technology Focus at UPS  Jun 30, 2016 7:50 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS executives said they will continue to place a $1 billion bet on new technology each year, including major investments in facility automation, robotics and even drones to conduct tasks such as aircraft inspections and inventory counts. See what else the company disclosed about its strategy and operations during media day at its Atlanta headquarters.

Belk Announces the Appointment of a New CEO  Jun 30, 2016 4:27 PM By MCM Staff

The Board of Directors of Belk, Inc. announced that Tim Belk will retire as chief executive officer of the company in July 2016. Former Hot Topic CEO, Lisa Harper will take over, see what this will mean for the company.

Amazon Announces Second Annual Prime Day  Jun 30, 2016 10:04 AM By Daniela Forte

Amazon announced its second annual Prime Day, set to take place on Tuesday, July 12. This year, the marketplace giant will offer more than 100,000 deals worldwide to Prime members. See what plans Amazon has in place.

Canada Post Strike Would Hit SMB Ecommerce Shippers  Jun 29, 2016 12:15 PM By Mike O'Brien

Smaller merchants doing business in Canada are getting product out the door and setting up contingencies in anticipation of a possible Canada Post strike. See what options are available, and what impact the work stoppage could have.

Forever 21 Shipping Firm Abandons Retailer  Jun 29, 2016 11:23 AM By Daniela Forte

Forever 21 may need to start looking for a new shipping company, as its current shipping company EZ Worldwide Express has abandoned them. Read what caused the company to abandon Forever 21 and what plans the brand has in place.






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