Logistics


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    Amazon looks to improve inbound fulfillment processes in 2024

    The company wants products entering its facilities to move as efficiently as items being delivered to customers.

    By Max Garland • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Weathering the storm: Effective waste collection strategies for the winter months

     As winter weather continues, stores are challenged to ensure proper waste and recycling processes.

    By Rubicon • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Inside retail supply chains

    While supply chains seems to be balancing out, the threat of more disruptions remain. 

    By Retail Dive staff
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    Amazon’s $1B investment fund eyes last-mile tech, AV startups

    The Industrial Innovation Fund is expanding its scope to include transportation-related investments, according to its director.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 30, 2024
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    ‘It’s a tough industry out there’: A look at the furniture supply chain’s challenging year

    Operational headaches have contributed to financial failures among some suppliers. That has created problems for retailers — and opportunities.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    The Weekly Closeout: Layoffs at Amazon and LeBron James partners with Fanatics

    The e-commerce giant cut jobs in Prime Video and MGM Studios, while the NBA superstar joined Fanatics Collectibles.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 12, 2024
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    After Beyond Yoga suppliers stiffed workers, DOL recovers $1.1M in wages, damages

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s settlement for 165 Los Angeles-based workers is the largest one to date for garment workers in the Golden State.

    By Zoya Mirza • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Walmart to expand drone delivery to 1.8M more Texas homes

    The retailer is working with Wing and Zipline to reach up to 75% of the Dallas-Fort Worth area's population.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Indoor maps and location: A leap forward for retail digital transformation

    Elevate the customer experience and boost profits at physical stores.

    Jan. 8, 2024
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    The shift to digital and sustainable practices will redefine retail

    Discover how traditional retailers are adapting to the digital era and embracing sustainability, leveraging technologies like Hanshow's ESL solutions, AIoT and SaaS to enhance efficiency, reduce environmental impact and meet evolving consumer demands.

    Jan. 2, 2024
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    Consumers could return $82.1B worth of holiday merchandise, survey finds

    To address the rising cost of returns, 44% of retailers have increased return or restocking fees, according to CBRE and Optoro.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 29, 2023
  • An Amazon driver loads packages into a delivery van at an Amazon delivery station on November 28, 2022 in Alpharetta, Georgia.
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    Free shipping is more important to shoppers than same-day delivery: Forrester

    The costs of implementing same-day and next-day delivery might not be worth it given the level of consumer interest in the service.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 28, 2023
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    Retrieved from Wolverine Worldwide on December 21, 2023
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    Wolverine Worldwide appoints chief supply chain officer

    In the newly created role, Bishu Jayaram will be responsible for the footwear company’s sourcing, distribution and logistics.

    By Laurel Deppen • Dec. 22, 2023
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    Ikea warns of possible out-of-stocks amid Suez Canal crisis

    The retailer said that it's prioritizing safety as it considers alternatives to the embattled route.

    By Dec. 22, 2023
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    Holiday shelves unaffected by Suez Canal attacks, but retailers anticipate disruptions in the new year

    Retail industry groups are monitoring the situation, which is adding time and costs to the supply chain as shippers seek alternative routes.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Amazon pilots grocery subscription service in 3 cities

    The program offers Prime customers unlimited free delivery from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market on orders over $35 and unlimited 30-minute pickup regardless of order size.

    By Sam Silverstein • Dec. 12, 2023
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    Can robots help workers meet growing fulfillment demands?

    How have 3PLs and retailers used autonomous mobile robots to handle peak season e-commerce growth?

    Dec. 11, 2023
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    Amazon cuts referral fees for some apparel sellers

    The retailer said the changes are meant to improve the speed of delivery and reduce total costs to serve.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Best Buy increases reliance on distribution centers for customer delivery

    By reducing the share of online orders shipped from stores, the retailer's employees can focus more on customer-facing services, its CEO said.

    By Max Garland • Dec. 6, 2023
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    Walmart adding parcel stations for faster delivery, greater density

    The retailer plans to have more than 40 stations, described as mini post offices, in its stores by the end of 2023.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 27, 2023
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    Walgreens to close some stores for Thanksgiving, joining retail trend

    The company’s decision was based in part on employee feedback, an executive said.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 21, 2023
  • A Timberland boot is shown on a store display, focused on the logo on its heel.
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    Timberland global brand president to step down

    Susie Mulder is leaving the VF Corp.-owned brand after two and a half years.

    By Laurel Deppen • Nov. 10, 2023
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    Walmart, Amazon see gains in fulfillment pivots as holidays near

    The rival retailers are zeroing in on improved speed and efficiencies with changes to their e-commerce fulfillment strategies. 

    By Catherine Douglas Moran , Kelly Stroh • Nov. 9, 2023
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    Sur La Table partners with Walmart GoLocal for same-day delivery

    The specialty cookware company will roll out the delivery service across the U.S. by mid-November — just in time for the holidays. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 1, 2023
  • A group of women's shoes, Vans, are displayed in a store.
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    VF Corp. launches transformation program as some of its key brands falter

    Vans remains a pain point for the apparel conglomerate and the company will appoint a new president for the brand as part of its refresh efforts.

    By Laurel Deppen • Nov. 1, 2023
  • A general view of atmosphere at the New York Magazine + Bloomingdale's celebration of the new Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Shop-in-Shop at Bloomingdale's on March 8, 2018 in New York City.
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    Bankrupt Mitchell Gold and Ryder reach deal on undelivered products

    Customers would have to pay the logistics provider to release and deliver goods that in many cases were purchased, with shipping fees, months ago.

    By Oct. 30, 2023