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E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon delivery times to return to pre-coronavirus levels

May 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon delivery times should soon return to pre-coronavirus levels after a huge spike in demand wreaked havoc on its supply chain. One-day and two-day delivery times will once again become the norm for Amazon shoppers as the retailer says it […]


Retail Types, Stores, Suppliers

Target Acquiring Same-Day Delivery Tech; Offers Store Reopening Tips

May 8, 2020

Via: Retail Info Systems News

In the race against Amazon and Walmart, Target is stepping up its same-day delivery tech to explore new ways to quickly deliver packages while lowering shipping costs. The big box retailer, which has remained open during the coronavirus pandemic, has […]


Suppliers

Four Ways Retailers Can Focus on Supply Chain Management to Handle COVID-19

May 5, 2020

Via: Independent Retailer

COVID-19 is having a tremendous effect on the economy at large and the day-to-day operations of companies around the world. With many business owners wondering how to keep their companies afloat during this time, proper supply chain management is more […]


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UPS partners with CVS on residential drone delivery in Florida

April 30, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

UPS completed its first drone delivery with CVS in November 2019 in North Carolina. Since then, as part of the carrier’s coronavirus response effort, it has been testing the viability of drones to complete smaller-scale deliveries to medical sites or […]


Suppliers

Retailers Deploy Pre-Order And Backorder Models To Circumvent Supply Chain Delays

April 28, 2020

Via: Forbes

As retailers across the US work to solve supply chain issues related to the delays and ripple effects of COVID-19, some are turning to pre-orders and backorder models as stop-gap solutions. These models allow retailers to continue to sell and […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon pledges to deliver 6m free meals to vulnerable and elderly as it partners with food banks

April 24, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is partnering with food banks across the US to deliver free meals to the vulnerable and elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amazon Flex drivers, who use their own vehicles and are paid an hourly rate by Amazon in a […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Is America’s food supply chain nearing its breaking point?

April 20, 2020

Via: RetailWire

The massive strain placed on the nation’s grocery supply chain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic may be revealing some shortcomings in the system. The challenges include: Escalating demand at food retail: The shortages at retail of staples such […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Will old-time retailing skills fix the supply chain mess created by COVID-19?

April 8, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Once retailers restart their businesses following the COVID-19 outbreak, they will be faced with challenges for which old skills may provide faster answers than highly automated and mathematically intense solutions. The outbreak has created a series of anomalies within the […]


Suppliers

Top 3 Investments to Optimize Mobile Technology in the Supply Chain

April 1, 2020

Via: Retail Info Systems News

You can essentially boil down the modern consumer’s mindset to these three words. The continued dominance of Amazon and other e-commerce giants has kicked off an arms race of sorts, wherein every supply chain must be as efficient and optimized […]


Suppliers

UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop next generation of delivery drones

March 25, 2020

Via: Charged

UPS is developing the next generation of delivery drones as it enters its first commercial partnership with a drone manufacturer. The delivery giant’s dedicated drone delivery arm Flight Forward has partnered with German tech startup Wingcopter to develop a new […]