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Walmart adds 1-day shipping as delivery battle heats up

May 14, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

As it has for much of its existence, Amazon upped the ante for competitors around customer convenience. Amazon Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky said at the time that the change to its Prime delivery time was “all about the core […]


Suppliers

Amazon: 1-day delivery doesn’t require changes at fulfillment centers

May 3, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Amazon has been able to execute one-day shipping in many locations for some time now. The company feels confident expanding the offering because of the infrastructure it has built up over the years, Ashley Robinson, a spokesperson for Amazon, told […]


Suppliers

The supply chain planner of the future

May 1, 2019

Via: SCMR Editorial

Advances in supply chain 4.0 technologies have triggered visions of managers across the globe driving automation to the next level. Take Richard Liu, the founder of the Chinese retail giant JD.com, who described for Forbes his vision for full automation […]


Suppliers

Lowe’s will put FedEx’s delivery bot to the test

April 30, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

If you’re short a drill bit in the middle of a project, you don’t want to have to wait for it to be delivered tomorrow. So it’s no surprise the two major players in home improvement retail have made last-mile […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Suddenly, free 1-day shipping is the new normal

April 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

At first, Target and Walmart seemed blindsided by Amazon’s announcement last Thursday that its free two-day Prime shipping offer is already on its way to becoming free delivery in just one day for many items. Those retailers’ shares took a […]


Retail Types, Stores, Suppliers

Walgreens hires its 1st global chief supply chain officer

April 29, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

“We are building a single global supply chain leadership team at WBA and partnering closely with innovation,” the company spokesperson said. Walgreens is working to digitize its supply chain and provide more delivery options to its customers. It’s also working […]


Suppliers

Walmart rewards supplier emission cuts

April 23, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

“Embedding sustainability in global supply chains is not only beneficial for the environment and society, but also for companies’ bottom lines,” Blyth​ said. Climate change creates a risk for many large corporations as a changing environment can disrupt operations; 48% […]


Suppliers

As supply chains get tech savvy, is cybersecurity keeping pace?

April 17, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Supply chain technology is advancing quickly, but are cybersecurity systems keeping pace? The answer is a resounding no. Given the interconnected nature of the supply chain, a hacker can knock out one or two nodes and a hack becomes hugely […]


Suppliers

Target includes supplier emissions in new climate goals

March 28, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The SBTi requires companies to set emissions goals “in line with the level of decarbonization required to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial temperatures,” as described by the initiative. Other major retailers with SBTi targets […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Amazon Prime Members Can Now Pick a Weekly Delivery Day

March 1, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Amazon has launched Amazon Day for all Prime members in the U.S. This new delivery innovation enables Prime members to choose a day of the week to be their delivery day, which makes it easier to get purchases grouped and […]