April 21, 2016

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that also applies to Amazon.com’s distribution network.

April 8, 2016

In what has been described as an historic rate reduction, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will roll back postage rates on April 10.

April 7, 2016

Retailers using the BigCommerce e-commerce platform will soon have access to a vastly expanded consumer base.

April 1, 2016

Ace is the place with the helpful hardware store, and the retailer is extending its classic motto to the digital realm.

March 31, 2016

A few months after Whole Foods Market and The Fresh Market initiated price-cutting strategies to lure more shoppers, Trader Joe's has apparently followed suit, according to a new report.

March 30, 2016

A few days after announcing a new fulfillment center in Edgerton, Kansas, Amazon.com is unveiling plans for another new center that will serve customers a little further west.

March 28, 2016

A major experiment is set to begin soon on the campus of the University of Arkansas that could determine how retailers use robots, also known as autonomous terrestrial drones, to make deliveries.

March 25, 2016

Amazon.com is opening a state-of-the-art distribution center in Edgerton, Kansas, to fulfill orders for large items such as refrigerators or kayaks.

March 23, 2016

Teen retailer Zumiez has enhanced its omnichannel strategy by using its stores as local fulfillment centers for online purchases.

March 22, 2016

Starbucks Corp. announced a major initiative to help the nation’s neediest citizens.

March 22, 2016

Urban Outfitters Inc. offers what can appear to be a random and eclectic variety of products on its shelves, but careful planning goes into the specialty chain’s store assortment.

March 21, 2016

There are simply too many things about in-store shopping that the online experience can’t offer.

March 18, 2016

Meeting Walmart’s product information requirements is not always easy for its suppliers, but the retailer is providing a new option that may make things a little simpler.

March 15, 2016

eBay is providing a shipping optimization option to an increased range of sellers.

March 15, 2016

Soon Canadian technology enthusiasts will have a new, faster option for fulfilling online purchases.

March 10, 2016

Retailers looking to place blame for problems with inventory or fulfillment may want to find a target besides their IT systems.

March 9, 2016

Supply chain issues are a potential threat for any retailer, but grocery chains need to be particularly vigilant in tracking products from source to shelf.

March 8, 2016

Sport Authority’s decision to file bankruptcy is contributing to one of its suppliers making a major downward revision to a 2016 profit forecast.

March 8, 2016

Specialty grocery delivery service Wholeshare takes what might be called a “democratic” approach to offering customers online access healthy food products.

March 7, 2016

Specialty storage retailer The Container Store not only helps customers organize their lives on the front end, but is also getting more organized on the back end.

March 4, 2016

Amazon.com is continuing to expand its network of physical pickup points at colleges and universities across the U.S.

March 4, 2016

Kroger puts produce front and center at its new grocery store concept, Main & Vine, which also boasts a large bulk-bin area and an event center where cooking demonstrations take place. The store, in Gig Harbor, Washington, capitalizes on Kroger’s centralized buying and distribution power to keep prices affordable on produce and staples, according to the Columbus Dispatch. [Columbus Dispatch]

March 4, 2016

Direct store delivery (DSD), which involves shipping products directly to stores from suppliers and bypassing the retailer’s warehouse or fulfillment center, is not a new idea.

March 2, 2016

Schenectady, New York-based The Golub Corp. may be a smaller grocery retailer, but it’s taking a big approach to vendor collaboration.