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E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

E-commerce warehouse productivity could improve up to 20% with greater automation: Prologis

February 11, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Prologis’ research suggests that supply chains could increase capacity by improving productivity at existing facilities without moving into a larger location. That ability becomes critical with the industrial real estate market expected to remain tight. Over the next five years, […]


Suppliers

2021: The year to rethink the retail logistics

February 9, 2021

Via: Charged

The pandemic has laid bare the need for logistics systems that are fast, flexible and resilient. As all but the most essential of bricks and mortar retail has largely been shut since March, e-commerce sales have soared. Brands like Nike, […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Family Dollar Adds Same-Day Delivery Option at 6,000 Stores

February 5, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Family Dollar will offer nationwide same-day delivery from more than 6,000 stores through a partnership with Instacart. The expansion builds on the companies’ 275-store pilot that initially launched in late 2020. Family Dollar shoppers will be able to choose from […]


Customer Experience, Point of Purchase, Suppliers

Costco is testing curbside pickup

January 20, 2021

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers across grocery and other industries have scaled up click-and-collect in recent years, and many turbo-charged their efforts in 2020 as shoppers gravitated to the service, which allowed them to skip in-store shopping during the pandemic and save money compared […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Brexit Bites For Small Businesses: Reality Hits As Retailers Grapple With New Rules

January 11, 2021

Via: Forbes

The Brexit transition period has officially ended and many small businesses, particularly e-commerce businesses and other retailers, are facing the reality of new regulations. Many are having to navigate through complex new requirements around tax and customs charges that have […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Is it time for retailers to reconsider Instacart?

December 30, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Instacart’s ability to enable grocers to quickly implement or scale up delivery operations has been critical to meeting unprecedented demand throughout the pandemic, but some grocers are finding a weakness in the relationship — they’re not making any money. While […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Which 2020 returns options will stick?

December 29, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Never before have consumers had so many options for returning unwanted holiday gifts. Some may help retailers handle what’s expected to be a record haul of returns this year. Among the expanded options being offered: Extended holiday return windows: A […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Target Extends Pickup and Same-Day Delivery Deadlines to Christmas Eve

December 21, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Procrastinators rejoice: Target has extended its same-day delivery and order pickup deadline to 5 pm on Dec. 24. The retailer also has added nearly 8,000 new Drive Up pickup spaces at its stores and assigned more associates to same-day services, […]


Suppliers

Will FedEx’s ShopRunner deal give retailers a better shot against Amazon?

December 10, 2020

Via: RetailWire

FedEx last week announced that it had agreed to acquire ShopRunner, the Prime-like subscription service that offers two-day delivery from more than 100 retailers. The service is seen as an alternative that may be able to combat Amazon’s growing market […]


Retail Types, Stores, Suppliers

Supplier, stuck with $85M hand sanitizer order, sues Kroger

December 8, 2020

Via: RetailWire

K7 Design Group, a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of consumer products marketing under the “Ultra Defense” brand label, has filed an $85 million lawsuit against Kroger alleging that the grocer placed a huge order for hand sanitizer in the early […]