Dan Berthiaume

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  • Aug 25 2016

    Get ready for a very competitive holiday season.

  • Jul 22 2016
    Amazon.com is continuing its rapid pace of distribution infrastructure expansion with a planned new center in Houston.
     
    The 855,000-sq.-ft. fulfillment center will employ more than 1,000 full-time workers. Employees will pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
     
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  • Jul 22 2016
    Forrester Research has identified the retailers with the most and least satisfactory experience, and a very prominent name scored poorly.
     
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  • Jul 22 2016
    The first fully autonomous drone delivery to a customer home has occurred, and the retailer behind it is not who you would expect.
     
    Leading convenience chain 7-Eleven partnered with independent drone delivery service Flirtey and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) to complete two deliveries from a store in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, July 10. 7-Eleven merchandise, including hot and cold food items, were loaded into a Flirtey drone delivery container and flown autonomously using precision GPS to a local customer’s house.
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  • Jul 21 2016

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  • Jul 20 2016
    At least one retail industry participant is expecting the 2016 holiday season to be prosperous.
     
    Omnichannel commerce technology and services provider Radial plans to hire an additional 550 workers in Reno, Nevada to support an expected 10-fold increase in demand during the upcoming holiday season. Radial operates fulfillment centers in Reno, which are in need of workers to help support its retail clients.
     
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  • Jul 20 2016
    The Kroger Co. is expanding its position in the pharmacy market.
     
    Axium Pharmacy Holdings Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroger, will acquire Orlando, Florida-based specialty pharmacy retailer ModernHealth. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
     
    The deal will create a combined specialty pharmacy that will operate as a wholly-owned Kroger subsidiary.
     
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  • Jul 20 2016
    Mall of America is using leading-edge technology to enhance the on- and offsite customer experience.
     
    The Bloomington, Minnesota-based center is the latest retail participant to adopt virtual reality (VR) technology. A new, VR-based immersive experience allows customers to “see” retail, entertainment and live events within the mall.
     
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  • Jul 20 2016
    A familiar chain has been named the most powerful retail brand of 2016.
     
    According to the 2016 Top 100 Most Powerful Brands report from brand marketing firm Tenet Partners, Barnes & Nobile is the most powerful retail brand, and 32nd most powerful brand overall, of the year. This is the second straight year Barnes & Noble ranked highest among retailers.
     
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  • Jul 20 2016
    Even geeks appreciate the convenience and hands-on experience of visiting a physical store.
     
    Recognizing the continuing popularity of brick-and-mortar, specialty video game retailer GameStop Corp. has been extending its pure-play ThinkGeek banner into physical stores. GameStop purchased ThinkGeek parent company GeekNet Inc. in 2015. ThinkGeek specializes in selling “loot,” or collectible items and memorabilia, rather than video games.
     
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