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O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 26, 2015  Jan 26, 2015 5:49 PM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced distribution center expansions and additions in retail and direct-to-consumer operations.

Retailers Focus on Returns Excellence as Processing Time Shrinks  Jan 26, 2015 5:08 PM By Mike O'Brien

StellaService finds returns processing times are shrinking, especially during the holidays, as more retailers make it a focus of the customer experience.

SkyMall Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection  Jan 23, 2015 4:02 PM By Tim Parry

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 Adds New Logistics Facilities in Germany, Netherlands  Jan 19, 2015 3:21 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS has added nearly 220,000 square feet to its European logistics operations, driven by growing demand from retail and high-tech customers.

Mobile Huge in Omnichannel Engagement, Retailers Report at NRF  Jan 15, 2015 3:00 PM By Mike O'Brien

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 to Close All 133 Stores in Canada  Jan 15, 2015 12:19 PM By Mike O'Brien

Target announced it was closing all 133 of its Canadian stores by the end of 2015, with plans to liquidate its assets.

RadioShack Prepares to File for Bankruptcy  Jan 15, 2015 11:04 AM By Daniela Forte

RadioShack could file for bankruptcy as early as next month, according to several sources. See what this will mean for the electronics retailer.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Jan. 13, 2015  Jan 13, 2015 11:55 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced distribution center and fulfillment center activity, including Radio Shack, Amazon, Under Armour, FedEx and Kmart.

Macy’s Inc. Restructuring with Omnichannel in Mind  Jan 08, 2015 4:54 PM By Tim Parry

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.

UPS Said to Handle 4 Million Returns By First Week of January, Up 15% from 2013  Jan 08, 2015 9:27 AM By Mike O'Brien

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.






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