December 7, 2016

The National Retail Federation and a coalition representing retailers, manufacturers, truckers, transportation intermediaries and other business groups have asked the Federal Maritime Commission to set new policy preventing terminal operators and ocean carriers from charging unfair fees when uncontrollable incidents such as storms and strikes keep cargo from being picked up from ports on time.

November 28, 2016

A lawsuit dating back to 2008 has ended in a federal jury handing down a $55 million verdict against Walmart, and opening up the retailer to penalties.

November 22, 2016
Amazon continues to expand its already considerable fulfillment capabilities. 
 
November 22, 2016
The contractor that flies packages for Amazon and DHL Worldwide Express, ABX Air, has asked a federal judge to force its striking pilots back to work as it looks to put an early end to what could be a major disruption to holiday deliveries, Bloomberg reported.
 
November 16, 2016
As more shoppers become victims of “porch piracy,” they are changing they way they shop — and receive — online orders.
 
November 15, 2016
As new standards emerge, retailers in all categories are rapidly investing in their omnichannel supply chain capabilities to serve customers who want seamless shopping across channels as well as fast — and, increasingly, free — delivery. 
 
November 11, 2016

Retailers are increasingly testing use cases for robots in a variety of roles from internal operations to customer-facing service.

November 10, 2016
To compete with Amazon’s pickup points and lockers, Newegg now offers order pickup service across more than 2,500 locations.
 
November 9, 2016
Dollar General is in the due diligence phase of developing a $91 million distribution center in Orange County, New York.

 

November 8, 2016
The bankruptcy of South Korean shipping giant Hanjin Shipping is forcing retail chains to spend lots of extra cash to get their goods through ports to warehouses in time for the holiday shopping season, the Los Angeles Times reported.
 
November 4, 2016
Just in time to streamline the upcoming holiday e-commerce sales rush, Hudson’s Bay Co. is touting a new robotic fulfillment system.
 
October 25, 2016
Optimizing shipments between warehouses and customers' homes is not an easy task. 
 
October 25, 2016
Relatively slow supply chains are hindering department stores’ ability to compete effectively in today’s retail market.
 
October 24, 2016
A spat with a toy vendor could make for a difficult holiday shopping season for Sears Holdings.
 
October 24, 2016
Target’s voluntary recall is helping keep Halloween safe for young children.
 
October 13, 2016
As online merchants firm up their holiday operations, they may have to rule out using Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA).
 
October 13, 2016
It has been a long haul, but radio frequency identification (RFID) is finally making its bones in retail.
 
October 12, 2016
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores’ is making more executive changes.
 
October 7, 2016
Walmart has gone into high gear in its fight to challenge Amazon.
 
October 5, 2016
Simplicity is the name of the game for Giant Eagle’s new transportation endeavors. 
 
September 30, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized The Home Depot for its eco-friendly freight transportation efforts. 
 
September 30, 2016
Eyeing a strong holiday season, Pier 1 is working on a new fulfillment strategy to meet omnichannel shopper demand.
 
September 28, 2016
Aldi’s sustainability efforts are gaining recognition.
 
September 28, 2016
European online shoppers continue to be intolerant of poor service.