6 Tremendous Benefits of Ecommerce Operations Summit 2018

| Brian Barry

Many conferences offer a few operations sessions to attract a broader audience. However, the Ecommerce Operations Summit (April 3-5, Columbus, OH) is the only one focused exclusively on optimizing direct-to-customer and omnichannel operations and fulfillment. Here are 6 benefits to attending this year.

Kroger Reportedly Looking to Purchase Overstock.com

| Daniela Forte

Cinncinati-based grocery giant Kroger seems to be ecommerce window shopping as it eyes new acquisition target Overstock.com. See how this move – along with its reported interested in Box.com – could elevate Kroger’s game in ecommerce and online grocery against giants like Amazon, Walmart and Target.

FedEx Reorganizes Units to Focus on Cross-Border Ecommerce

| Mike O'Brien

Continuing its push into cross-border ecommerce to take advantage of rapid growth in that area, FedEx is consolidating a few different business units under existing freight forwarding division FedEx Trade Networks (FTN) as of March 1. See what FTN is now comprised of, and how FedEx views the opportunity.

Richemont Makes $3.3 Billion Bid for Yoox Net-a-Porter

| Daniela Forte

Swiss luxury group Richemont has made a $3.3 billion bid to acquire Yoox Net-a-Porter, in an effort to jump into the ecommerce ring. Richemont currently owns luxury brands IWC, Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels. Here is a look at the luxury retail market in ecommerce.

Retail and Ecommerce Distribution Center Roundup

| Mike O'Brien

Amazon, Wayfair, Best Buy, Ulta Beauty and IKEA are among the major retailers announcing new distribution center or fulfillment center activity to meet consumer demand, in Multichannel Merchant’s periodic roundup of facilities news.

NRF’s Big Show Puts Major Retail Disruptions on Display, With a Hopeful Look to the Future

| Daniela Forte

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show was buzzing in New York as tens of thousands of attendees celebrated the encouraging growth of 2017 holiday sales, while gazing at next-gen technology offerings that promised greater personalization, engagement and enhanced customer experiences, further melding the physical and digital realms. Here is a snapshot look at some of the latest trends at NRF’s Big Show.