March 16, 2011




New WMS for Candy Warehouse

Things have been pretty sweet for the Candy Warehouse operation in recent years.
For one, the candy merchant moved into a new 33,600-sq.-ft. facility in El Segundo, CA, at the end of 2009.
And now, after 20% sales growth in 2010, Candy …

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May 5, 2014




4 Steps to Tame the Data Management Beast

If you’re like most retailers, you struggle with the effects of multiple data sources. There’s one for POS transactions, one for ecommerce, one for marketing, one for the call center, one for loyalty, etc. And none of them …

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In Data & Analytics, Must Reads

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May 1, 2014




Real-Time Inventory Visibility Puts the Omni in Agile Commerce

Ask a group of retailers how they intend to support omnichannel commerce in the months ahead, and they’re likely to regale you with launch plans for their responsive websites, enabling customers to shop via any connected device. While offering …

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April 28, 2014




Deloitte Digital: Ecommerce’s Impact on In-store Shopping Grows

Digital interactions influence 36 cents of every dollar spent in the retail store, or approximately $1.1 trillion, according to the latest study from Deloitte Digital. By the end of 2014, that number will climb to 50%, or $1.5 trillion of total store sales.

The study, “…

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In Must Reads, Omnichannel

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April 28, 2014




Emmitt Smith on Football, Fans and Fulfilling Dreams

[caption id="attachment_46953" align="alignright" width="180"] Pro football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (r) meets with Multichannel Merchant managing editor Tim Parry at Operations Summit 2014.[/caption]

He owns the NFL’s career rushing record, he has three Super Bowl rings (and …

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In Must Reads, Operations Summit 2014

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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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

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April 8, 2014




How to Move Outdated Inventory

Now that spring has finally arrived, retailers are spring cleaning their warehouses to make room for the latest products and trends. In a hyper-competitive retail environment, offloading inventory requires a calculated approach to maximize profits and space.

Here are a …

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In Ecommerce, Email

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April 7, 2014




7 Trends That Are Disrupting the Retail Industry

Although it’s only April, 2014 is proving to be a transformative year for retail. Every aspect of the industry — from manufacturing to ecommerce — is on the brink of a fundamental shift.

To stay competitive, you must learn how to use …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

December 1, 2010




Improving Peak-period Warehouse Performance

You made it through the last peak period, but it wasn’t pretty. Maybe your warehouse was stretched beyond capacity, disorganized and hard to navigate. Or perhaps you used more overtime than planned, and your operation still wasn’t able to meet …

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