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September 3, 2014




Harry & David a Good Fit for 1-800-Flowers

Industry experts said they were in favor of 1-800-Flowers acquiring specialty gift retailer Harry & David.  1-800-Flowers acquired Harry & David for $142.5 million.

The acquisition includes Harry & David’s brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

Warehouse/Distribution Center, distribution center, distribution centers, Shipping/Delivery, shipping, Operations and Fulfillment, Operations Management, Amazon, Gap, The Gap, Trader Joe's, Lindt, Hobby Lobby, Benjamin Moore

September 2, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 2, 2014

Here is a listing of some recently announced expansions and additions in distribution and fulfillment centers:

Trader Joe’s purchased a 76-acre brownfield site in Daytona Beach, FL to build a new $80 million, 800,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center, according to …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

September 2, 2014




1-800-Flowers Acquires Harry & David

Online floral retailer 1-800-Flowers announced it has acquired specialty gift retailer Harry & David Holdings Inc. for $142.5 million, according to a press release.

The acquisition includes Harry & David’s brands and websites as well as its headquarters, manufacturing and distribution …

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In Executive, M&A and Financial

Ebates, Conversant, Rakuten, Alliance Data, affiliate marketing, affiliate platforms, retail, online retail, ecommerce, Target

August 26, 2014




Consumers Demand Omnichannel, So Where Do You Begin?

It all started with the onset of ecommerce. Multichannel was a natural next step, and now we’ve evolved into an omnichannel world. Consumers are continually pushing retailers to improve the shopping experience, whether it’s in store, online or …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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August 19, 2014




How Shipping Affects the Customer Experience

Delivering a consistently stellar customer experience remains the order of the day in 2014 and continues to fuel changes in how merchants get items from point of sale to the doorstep. This includes rising expectations of free or reduced shipping, ultra-fast …

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In executive summary, Operations & Fulfillment

key performance indicators, KPIs, operations and fulfillment, warehouse/distribution Center, distribution center, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-consumer operations, performance metrics, employee productivity, employee coaching, manager training

August 19, 2014




Is a Pop-up Distribution Center Right for You?

While pop-up retail is not new – dating back to California-based Vacant in 1999 – the concept of pop-up distribution centers is a fairly new one. Following the same idea, it involves setting up a temporary distribution center in a specific location for …

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In Fulfillment, Inventory

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 18, 2014




Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center in CA

Continuing its push to expand its footprint and get closer and closer to the customer, Amazon announced it was opening a fifth California fulfillment center in Redlands. The company now has nearly 5 million square feet of fulfillment space in the …

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In Ecommerce, Fulfillment

January 4, 2011




Customize Warehouse Equipment Safety Training for Your DC

Read Part 1 now: The Basics of Forklift Safety
When it comes to warehouse safety, adhering to the Occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) requirements is key: Every company that uses industrial equipment must certify that its employees have been trained …

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In Opsandfulfillment_warehouse-20-03-2013, Warehouse/Distribution Center

December 22, 2010




Orchard Brands to Close MA Warehouse; Move Jobs to Blair Facility

Multititle mailer Orchard Brands plans to move 75 to 100 jobs from its Beverly, MA-based distribution center to its Blair Corp. unit’s fulfillment facility located in Irvine, PA. The Beverly DC is 240,000 sq. ft. and the Irvine, PA DC is 931,000 sq. …

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In Channel Integration

Amazon, Amazon.com, warehouse/distribution center, distribution center, fulfillment center, retail, online retail, online marketplace

August 8, 2014




Multichannel Merchant Presents: This Week in Amazon

It’s been a busy summer at Amazon: The ecommerce juggernaut added same-day delivery in 6 cities, said they’d open 15 new sortation centers, and introduced a smartphone that may or may not be an Amazon sales-driver.

In this video, Multichannel Merchant senior …

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