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MCM OUTLOOK 2015: O+F

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Curbside Expands to New York, Tries Out New Light-Up Stations  Sep 02, 2015 1:52 PM By Mike O'Brien

Pickup app Curbside has expanded to New York and Los Angeles, and is testing an updated pickup location with color-coded lights to signal shoppers.

O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 1, 2015  Sep 01, 2015 9:52 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution centers and fulfillment center.

Heightened Holiday Shopping Expectations Driving Retailer Preparations  Aug 31, 2015 1:29 PM By Daniela Forte

Holiday shopping 2015 is going to look a lot like last year, only more so in terms of customer expectations for faster delivery, flexibility and options, as well as a mobile-friendly experience. See what retailers and industry experts had to say about holiday 2015.

Changing With the Seasons: Managing Inventory Based On Seasonal Demand  Aug 31, 2015 10:59 AM By Michele Salerno

When it comes to selling seasonal merchandise such as shorts, snow boots, or costumes, proper planning is always key. Here are some tips to consider when managing your inventory for seasonal demand.

Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper  Aug 28, 2015 10:40 AM By Tim Parry

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago. Here’s a look at this weeks’ news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world… and more.

Why Jet.com is an Ecommerce Game-Changer  Aug 27, 2015 3:44 PM By MCM Staff

International airfreight comparison site ParcelHero, an ecommerce fulfilment specialist, says Jet.com will be a game-changer in the industry, thanks to its unique cost saving approach to logistics.

Product Availability, On-Time Delivery Matter Most in Holiday Peak Shopping Season  Aug 27, 2015 2:51 PM By MCM Staff

Uncovering the latest insights into the online shopper’s expectations during the holiday shopping season, a new survey by eBay Enterprise and CFI Group reveals that consumers desire multiple ordering and more shipping options; while proving that product availability and late deliveries have the biggest impact on retailers’ bottom line.

Achieving Omnichannel Visibility in the Supply Chain  Aug 26, 2015 11:54 AM By MCM Staff

Bala Ganesh, Director of Retail Marketing at UPS, talks candidly about how collaborative synchronization among all the players in the supply chain can be achieved. Watch this video and learn best practices for retailers, benefits for consumers, and more.

DHL Continues Investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport  Aug 26, 2015 11:44 AM By Tim Parry

DHL is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of future growth generated by international shipping and global trade. Strong growth in international shipments in the U.S. and continued expansion of global trade are drivers for DHL’s positive business development.

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. Opens State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center  Aug 26, 2015 11:32 AM By MCM Staff

The fulfillment center, which began transitioning fulfillment operations in June, was designed with the customer in mind and supports The Bon-Ton Stores’ expanding ecommerce business and aggressive omnichannel growth.






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