Walgreens integrates with LifePics photo network
Deerfield, Ill. – Walgreens is integrating its QuickPrints one-hour photo printing technology with the LifePics photo printing network. This means that LifePics users can now order photos through the LifePic mobile app, website or LifePic partner, and have them printed in an hour at any Walgreens store.
"With our more than 8,000 locations, we look forward to expanding printing options and services for this category," said Jasbir Patel, senior director of photo, daily living and omni-channel for Walgreens.
Sona automates warehouse management
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. — Sona Enterprises, a direct wholesaler/distributor of more than 3,000 SKUs to gift shops, travel agencies, camping and hiking outfitters, auto dealerships/parts stores/repair shops, jewelry and convenience stores, has improved upon manual warehouse management procedures using the AcellosOne warehouse management system (WMS). Where previously Sona had relied upon individual warehouse associates stocking its directly sourced private-label goods wherever they fit with minimal tracking or oversight, now the company automates management of receiving, breakdown, putaway, picking and shipping.
Using automated paper-free processes and radio frequency (RF) communications technologies, AcellosOne tracks stock into, out of, and within warehouses, streamlining and verifying processes with each movement. Specific benefits have included picking merchandise within an hour of arrival; minimal training of new associates as compared to the previous multi-month learning curve; no guesswork about product location; and faster and more efficient picking and putaway. In addition, the warehouse handles more orders per day with fewer fulfillment or shipping errors and there is a better view of fast and slow product turns, orders and returns, and stock levels are kept current which enables better purchase decisions.
“The warehouse is well organized and our pickers work fast and error-free by following instructions on their handheld screens,” said Sudeep Patel, IT expert for Sona. “The software is definitely having a major effect on Sona’s business.”
Lumber Liquidators launches philanthropy blog
Toano, Va. – Lumber Liquidators is launching a blog designed to promote the retailer’s “Lay It Forward” philanthropic program. The blog will share inspirational stories of the various charitable organizations Lumber Liquidators supports through Lay It Forward and also allow visitors to make donations.
“Since our founding, giving back to the communities we serve has been a core principle of Lumber Liquidators,” said Robert M. Lynch, president and CEO of Lumber Liquidators. “The inspiration for Lay It Forward comes from our customers. They choose our hardwood flooring as a long-term investment in their homes. In turn, we give back by investing in charities dedicated to supporting communities for years to come."