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Predictive Analytics, Omnichannel Fulfillment Help ALDO Group Be More Profitable
July 16, 2018 at 11:08 am

With 3,000 points of sale in over 100 countries around the world, ALDO Group, a designer, manufacturer and retailer of footwear and accessories, sought a solution to help it better optimize its inventory across its online and offline sales channels. After a thorough vetting process, ALDO announced that it was partnering with Celect, a predictive…

Target Testing New Product Distribution Strategy
May 14, 2018 at 12:26 pm

Target is testing a new product distribution strategy aimed at cutting down its replenishment cycle from days to hours while reducing overall inventory at stores, especially at small-format ones. Preston Mosier, Target's senior vice president of global supply chain and logistics field operations, made the announcement last week during a keynote presentation at the Retail Supply…

FedEx to Open Small-Format Shops in 500 Walmart Stores
March 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

FedEx Office, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Walmart said yesterday that FedEx Office will bring its small-format stores for printing, packing and shipping into 500 of Walmart's stores nationwide in the next 24 months. The announcement comes after completion of a successful pilot program spanning 47 locations within Walmart stores across six states. Besides…

Wal-Mart to Fine Suppliers for Late Deliveries
January 31, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Wal-Mart will require suppliers to deliver more goods to warehouses exactly on time or face fines, another step in the retailer’s efforts to keep inventory low and shelves stocked as it battles with Amazon.com. More specifically, Wal-Mart executives plan to announce at an annual conference this week that large suppliers fulfill orders within a specified one- or two-day…

Target is Launching Same-Day Delivery Next Week
January 26, 2018 at 11:48 am

Target is launching a same-day delivery service sooner than expected. CNBC reports in the wake of its $550 million acquisition of Shipt, Target will be launching same-day shipping technologies in 57 stores across Alabama and South Florida, starting Feb. 1. Later in February, Target’s website announced Shipt's service will expand to areas of Georgia, North…

5 Benefits of Parcel Lockers Every Retailer Should Know
December 11, 2017 at 1:11 pm

There are many reasons why customers opt to use parcel lockers, but the greatest appeal is that they're convenient and cheaper than home delivery. Customers not only want to use these click-and-collect solutions as a final-mile delivery option, but also as a way to handle returns. To gain a competitive advantage and offer customers the…

How to Improve Shipping Speed Without Breaking the Bank
November 8, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Today’s shoppers expect lightning-fast shipping speed. That's not news to anyone within the retail industry. Amazon.com knows it, brands know it, and retailers know it. But how fast exactly do consumers expect online orders to arrive? Less than two days, according to a recent Deloitte study. The study found that 83 percent of consumers define…

The Point of Sale is Evolving and Retailers Need to Keep Up
October 23, 2017 at 9:17 am

It’s no secret that to stay in business, retailers need to continuously evolve to meet the changing demands of shoppers in an increasingly digital world. Millennials, in particular, are avid users of touchscreens and the use of interactive touch solutions comes naturally to them. As a result, retailers are installing different forms of technology at…

How Lucky Brand is Successfully Using Ship From Store
May 19, 2017 at 10:57 am

Lucky Brand, a retailer of jeans, casual wear and accessories, is adapting its operations to account for the omnichannel behaviors of its customers. This is a challenge not unique to Lucky Brand. Retailers are looking to make the purchase experience, and particularly order fulfillment, as easy for its customers as possible. That means the introduction…