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November 28, 2013

Among Americans who purchased a product that required shipping this year, 80% consider shipping options, including free shipping, to be an important factor in their overall shopping experience, according to a recent survey commissioned by Pitney Bowes Inc.

November 5, 2013

Lands’ End will offer free shipping to all customers on purchases more than $50 as part of its standard customer offerings. U.S. customers will also have the option to upgrade to two-day UPS shipping for $5.

November 1, 2013

Walmart on Friday kicked off its online holiday deals, a month earlier than usual, and announced that it is offering free shipping on about 99% of its online items this year for orders over $50. (Last year, only about 15% of its assortment qualified for free shipping).

October 24, 2012

Free shipping offers will abound this holiday season, according to Shop.org’s eHoliday survey conducted by BIGinsight.

November 7, 2011

Target Corp. is adding a new benefit to its REDcard Rewards loyalty program: free shipping on Target.com purchases when guests use their REDcards.

October 24, 2011

The National Retail Federation is predicting holiday retail sales to rise almost 3% to $465.6 billion, which represents far slower growth than last year’s 5.2% gain. Based on a shaky economy and high unemployment, many retailers are taking a wait-and-see approach to stocking their shelves this year, which has resulted in a later “peak” season than normal. For many businesses, this phenomenon will result in a rush to get goods on shelves if demand picks up at the last minute, driving the need for more air cargo shipments. 


October 24, 2011

Sears Holdings announced it will offer free shipping on Sears.com for orders qualified orders totaling more than $99, and on Kmart.com for orders more than $49.

June 16, 2011

A report released Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to remain at about the same levels as last year through July before starting to resume increases later this summer.

January 17, 2011

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to be up 8% in January over the same month last year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by NRF and Hackett Associates.

August 5, 2010

A report released late Thursday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates said that...

July 7, 2010

Shipping bottlenecks in and outside of the United States are causing delays in deliveries of...

May 26, 2010

Dansk Supermarked has sold its British supermarket chain Netto Foodstores Ltd. to Wal-Mart Stores’ subsidiary...

January 11, 2010

A report released late Monday by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates found that...

November 5, 2007

Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s...

September 30, 2007

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August 30, 2007

For some Supply Chain Summit attendees, the highlight of the conference was the grand finale—a...

August 30, 2007

For some Supply Chain Summit attendees, the highlight of the conference was the grand finale—a...

February 28, 2007

FedEx Kinko’s, an operating company of FedEx Corp., is moving aggressively ahead with the rollout...

January 31, 2007

Bottlenecks at U.S. ports proved to be the story that wasn’t in 2006. Although retailers...

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