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September 16, 2014




UPS Plans to Hire 90,000-95,000 Seasonal Workers

UPS announced today it plans to hire between 90,000-95,000 temporary workers to handle the rush of deliveries around the holiday shopping season. This is a significant increase over the projected figure from 2013 and is part of the company’s all-out …

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Order Management System, OMS, warehouse management system, WMS, warehouse, distribution center, fulfillment center, operations and fulfillment

September 15, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 15, 2014

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

The Czech government continues to talk to Amazon about a potential second distribution center in the Czech Republic, as it begins construction on a 1 …

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September 11, 2014




3 Things Wholesale Companies Should Know Before Going Retail

Online shopping puts people closer to the products, brands, and stores they love. With only a few clicks, it’s easier than ever for shoppers to find exactly what they’re looking for, and forward-thinking brands know that it’s …

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September 9, 2014




O+F Distribution Center Roundup, Sept. 9, 2014

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

Bedding supply company American Textile Company has doubled the size and expected employment of its manufacturing and distribution center in Tifton, GA, according to …

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June 20, 2011




Illuminating Facts On Warehouse Lighting

Energy efficient lighting in the form of T5 and T8 fluorescents has been around for a number of years now. These are better by far than even the T12 fluorescents that most of us have been accustomed to all of …

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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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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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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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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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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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