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FedEx Beats Quarterly Expectations  Sep 17, 2014 5:12 PM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx reported Q1 revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, and announced plans for 50,000+ seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes.

FedEx to Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers  Sep 17, 2014 3:07 PM By Tim Parry

FedEx expects to hire more than 50,000 seasonal workers for the peak holiday season, Mike Glenn, President and CEO of FedEx Services, said during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

FedEx Announces 4.9% Rate Increase for 2015  Sep 17, 2014 11:02 AM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx announced a 4.9% increase in FedEx Ground, FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, effective January 5, doing so for the first time ahead of rival UPS.

UPS Plans to Hire 90,000-95,000 Seasonal Workers  Sep 16, 2014 11:10 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS is calling for 90,000 to to 95,000 temporary workers to handle the holiday season’s shipping crunch, a significant increase over 2013.

Same-day Delivery Rollouts Speed Up  Sep 16, 2014 8:43 AM By Tim Parry

The same-day delivery sweepstakes certainly seems to be heating up as the summer nears the end. Just this past week, Foot Locker, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s all announced plans this week to test or roll out same-day delivery.

Whole Foods Market Partners with Instacart for In-store Pickup  Sep 15, 2014 10:03 PM By Tim Parry

Whole Foods Market to be first national Instacart partner to offer both delivery and convenient in-store pickup.

Apple Pay, Same-day Delivery Highlight Macy’s Inc.’s Omnichannel Rollouts  Sep 15, 2014 8:54 PM By Tim Parry

Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s to help launch Apple Pay; same-day delivery to be piloted in fall 2014; new POS technology and customer service enhancements in testing; new apps, web functionality and mobile wallet launched; RFID being expanded to fashion categories.

How Retailers Can Adapt to Dimensional Weight Pricing Changes  Sep 15, 2014 11:37 AM By Maria Haggerty

Steps that retailers should take to prepare for dimensional weight pricing that is taking effect at the end of the year.

O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 15, 2014  Sep 15, 2014 11:17 AM By Mike O'Brien

A listing of some recently announced expansions and additions of distribution and fulfillment centers.

Foot Locker Testing Same-Day Delivery in California  Sep 11, 2014 9:24 PM By Mike O'Brien

In a first in the athletic footwear and apparel space, Foot Locker has started a trial of same-day/next-day delivery at five stores in California, with plans to roll it out at its 1,300 locations across the U.S. and Canada






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