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Macy’s Dumps Trump  Jul 01, 2015 2:27 PM By Daniela Forte

Macy’s announced it is pulling the Donald Trump branded merchandise after he made inflammatory and racially charged statements directed towards immigrants from Mexico, calling them “killers and rapists.” See what this will mean for Trump and for Macy’s.

Week in Review: Confederate Flags Pulled After Sales Spikes  Jun 26, 2015 2:27 PM By MCM Staff

The controversy surrounding the Confederate flag spilled to ecommerce sites and shopping carts, as retailers scrambled to stop sales of the Confederate flag. Here’s more about that, and a look at the rest of this week’s news, commentary and events.

Deliv Acquires WeDeliver, Expands into Local Merchant Space  Jun 26, 2015 10:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has acquired Chicago-based WeDeliver, allowing it to expand into the local merchant category nationwide.

Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees  Jun 25, 2015 3:28 PM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart is asking most U.S. suppliers for fees to cover store and warehouse use, in an effort to wring costs out of the supply chain and boost earnings.

China’s New Ecommerce Guidelines a Focus at Growing Global 2015  Jun 25, 2015 6:27 AM By MCM Staff

China’s recent move to boost its cross-border ecommerce capabilities will be one focus in this year’s Growing Global conference, taking place July 21-22 in Hollywood. Here’s why you need to be there.

Rue La La Honors Charleston Shooting Victims  Jun 24, 2015 5:25 PM By Daniela Forte

In an email this week, flash sale apparel retailer Rue La La spoke out about the shooting last week at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC in which nine people were shot dead by a lone gunman.

Alibaba Expands Cross-Border Ecommerce Beyond China  Jun 24, 2015 4:09 PM By Tim Parry

Alibaba has announced an expansion of its cross-border ecommerce initiatives, including the launch of 11 official country pavilions on its Tmall Global platform and cooperative partnerships between Juhuasuan, Alibaba’s group-buying platform, and 26 foreign embassies in China.

Amazon Bans Confederate Flag Sales After 3,000% Spike  Jun 23, 2015 3:37 PM By Daniela Forte

Amazon saw “skyrocketing” sales of Confederate flags after other retailers decided to stop selling them, spiking an amazing 3,000% in 24 hours.

UPS Asking Some Retailers for Peak Concessions on Large Parcels  Jun 23, 2015 11:51 AM By Mike O'Brien

To save costs, UPS has begun negotiating with major retail shippers about eliminating discounts for large parcels during this year’s peak holiday season.

Week in Review: Amazon Wants You to Deliver  Jun 20, 2015 4:29 PM By MCM Staff

Amazon is trying to make delivery even faster by turning the U.S. into a Nation of Couriers… Who needs drones when you can have an Uber-like delivery experience? Here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world this week.






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