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Walmart to Offer Free Two-Day Shipping With Subscription Plan  May 12, 2016 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Again taking square aim at Amazon Prime, Walmart plans to offer free two-day shipping as part of its $50 a year ShippingPass program. See what else the retail giant has in the works as it looks to gain ground against its online rival.

Sealed Air Partners with Box On Demand, Panotec  May 11, 2016 4:50 PM By MCM Staff

Sealed Air Corp. has partnered with Box on Demand and Panotec, providers of 3D platforms and fanfold corrugated for on-demand, right-sized box creation.

Judge Denies Staples-Office Depot Merger  May 11, 2016 11:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

A federal court judge has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to block the proposed Staples-Office Depot merger, upholding the FTC’s December lawsuit which claimed the resulting monopolistic company would harm consumers by adversely affecting office supply prices.

Alibaba and JD.com Continue Double Digit Sales Growth  May 11, 2016 10:44 AM By Tim Parry

Rumors of China’s poor economy may be greatly exaggerated, based on double-digit sales growth reported this month by marketplace leaders Alibaba and JD.com. Here’s a look at how well both marketplaces are performing… and why a self-reported surge by Amazon.cn should keep both Alibaba and JD.com on their toes.

Fetch Robotics, SAP Partner on Virtual Warehouse Conveyor Solution  May 11, 2016 10:42 AM By MCM Staff

Fetch Robotics has partnered with SAP, incorporating the SAP Extended Warehouse Management application with the Fetch and Freight robots, as use of warehouse robotics continues to grow.

Abercrombie & Fitch Expands in the Middle East  May 10, 2016 3:12 PM By MCM Staff

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced that it has expanded its existing relationship with Majid Al Futtaim Fashion through a franchise development agreement to establish a retail store presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.

World First Launch Helps Online Sellers Worldwide Sell in Japan  May 10, 2016 1:16 PM By Tim Parry

By removing unnecessary hurdles like the need to open a local bank account, World First is helping international sellers tap into Japan’s thriving ecommerce market and grow their online business by transferring sellers’ sales revenues home quickly, conveniently and economically.

U.S. Postal Service Again Posts Parcel Gains, But Overall Loss  May 10, 2016 10:19 AM By Mike O'Brien

The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $17.7 billion in Q2, up $788 million or 4.7% from 2015. The increase was primarily due to an 11.4% gain in shipping and package volume and pricing changes. While the USPS keeps posting double-digit parcel gains, it continues to drown in pension-driven red ink, with a $2 billion quarterly net loss, up from $1.5 billion a year ago.

J.C. Penney Expanding Appliance Sales to 500 Stores  May 10, 2016 9:40 AM By Mike O'Brien

After a successful pilot in three markets started in January, J.C. Penney plans to expand appliance sales to 500 stores this year, going head to head with Best Buy, Sears, Home Depot and Lowe’s. See what other moves the retail chain is making.

Amazon Called to Dump Trump Merchandise  May 09, 2016 1:54 PM By Daniela Forte

Amazon is being called on to dump merchandise from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump off its marketplace.






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