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News and analysis about retail supply chain management and logistics issues.

FedEx acquiring e-commerce platform

FedEx continues bolstering its e-commerce capabilities as it competes with Amazon’s growing proprietary delivery capacity.

Amazon bets big on Nevada fulfillment infrastructure

Amazon is opening eight new customer fulfillment and delivery operations facilities across Nevada.

As much as we all wish society was rounding the corner toward a return to normalcy, the truth of the matter is that COVID-19’s effect on the retail industry is far from over.

Greendale Mall in Worcester could serve as the poster child for COVID-19’s acceleration of online shopping and demand for merchandise fulfillment services.

Black Friday weekend will be different this year, but retailers dismiss it at their peril.

Ahold Delhaize is putting money behind its promise to boost its omnichannel presence in the U.S.

The Kroger Co. is expanding its collaboration with online grocery retailer Ocado to deploy leading-edge automated supply chain technology to a new warehouse and across its physical stores.

Walmart is leveraging its vast brick-and-mortar network to bolster its capability to quickly deliver online holiday purchases.

Most supply chain organizations are struggling with the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

Retailers including Best Buy support proprietary same-day delivery programs with the Shipt Driven service.

Walmart is getting very “hands-on” for the 2020 holiday season in the services and products it provides.

Shipt shopper

A Target-owned online delivery platform is hiring another large batch of temporary employees in time for the holiday rush. Shipt is adding 50,000 more shoppers to its national network this holiday season after seeing increased, early demand across its business.

Walmart’s holiday preparation includes creating “pop-up e-commerce distribution centers” to fulfill home delivery orders.

A fast-growing specialty jewelry retailer is enhancing its brick-and-mortar stores, e-commerce, customer loyalty program and supply chain in time for the holidays. 

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