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Online Retail Provider Shopify Adds Fulfillment Service - WSJ
E-commerce specialist’s move into physical services is aimed at helping sellers compete with Amazon’s expanding logistics and distribution capabilities
this-week-456  Around-the-web  Matt  fulfillment-center  distribution-facility  e-commmerce  ecommerce  distribution  retail 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Retail Apocalypse: These big retailers closing stores, filing for bankruptcy - Fox Business
The rise of ecommerce outlets like Amazon has made it harder for traditional retailers to attract customers to their stores and forced companies to change their sales strategies. Many companies have turned to sales promotions and increased digital efforts to lure shoppers while shutting down brick-and-mortar locations.
this-week-455  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  real-estate 
25 days ago by areadevelopment
Logistics in the Smart City - Supply Chain Brain
Cities differ in that some are dense in population and others are more spread out geographically. Innovative approaches are necessary for last-mile delivery, says Matt Powers, EVP, Head of Retail, E-Commerce Distribution, JLL.
this-week-454  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  smart-cities 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Why Amazon Is Gobbling Up Failed Malls - WSJ
As the decline of brick and mortar retail rolls on, commercial real estate developers are left with massive abandoned properties. Who will fill that underutilized space? A series of recent acquisitions by associates of Amazon in Northeastern Ohio provides some clues.
this-week-453-top  Around-the-web  Matt  real-estate  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  amazon 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Amazon exec says robots won't replace warehouse workers anytime soon - Business Insider
Scott Anderson, director of Amazon robotics fulfillment, told a group of reporters during a visit to Amazon's Baltimore warehouse on Tuesday that the company is 10 years away from replacing certain human jobs.
this-week-453  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  warehouse-facility  warehousing  robotics  automation  e-commmerce  ecommerce  fulfillment-center  workforce  labor 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Retailers, Logistics Firms Expand Final-Mile Delivery to Meet Rising E-Commerce Expectations - Transport Topics
etailers and transportation providers are embracing a blend of final-mile delivery strategies to keep pace with rapidly shifting online shopping habits.
e-commmerce  last-mile-delivery  supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-453 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Why Urban Fulfillment Centers? Adapting Retail Supply Chains - Deloitte US
Some call it the “Amazon Effect.” Others attribute it to the e-commerce mind-set of “See now. Buy now. How fast can I get it?” Still others see it as an extension of the connected consumer’s need for 24/7 engagement.
this-week-452  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  fulfillment-center  distribution-centers  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  site-selection  supply-chain  logistics 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How Amazon Goes Small to Make It in New York - WSJ
Vertical operations and more robots signal the future of e-commerce fulfillment as companies look to get closer to more customers.
this-week-451-top  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  fulfillment-center  robotics  retail  retail-industry 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
4 Critical Considerations for Your Next Big Box - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
Opening a massive regional distribution center or fulfillment center is a huge decision that requires input from various stakeholders. While rent on a 1-million-plus square foot (sf) building is not likely to be a small number, several other key factors may have an even bigger financial and operational impact—especially if you do not take a strategic approach to site selection.
area-development-features  Matt  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  fulfillment-center  logistics  supply-chain  site-selection  economic-development  warehousing  warehouse-facility  e-commmerce  economic-analysis  retail-industry  retail 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Hudson Yards may be a moment of truth for online brands opening stores - CNBC
At Hudson Yards, an 18-million-square-foot real estate development on the New York's West Side, 1 million square feet will be devoted to retailers like Lululemon, Sephora, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. It will also include a space dedicated to brands that started online and are now starting to open storefronts, like shoemaker M.Gemi and sock retailer Stance.
Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
Amazon, Long Seen as a Threat to Malls, Is Now a Hot Tenant - WSJ
Brokers and landlords believe that Amazon—more so than other retailers—has the expertise to draw the right crowd of shoppers.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  retail  retail-industry  real-estate  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
Walmart CEO reveals strategies against Amazon, Aldi, and Lidl - Business Insider
Walmart US CEO Greg Foran on Wednesday offered a rare look inside the company's strategy against its biggest rivals, including Amazon, Aldi, and Lidl.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  walmart  amazon  aldi  lidl  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  food-industry 
march 2019 by areadevelopment
Amazon.com 'Insourcing' Roils Freight Industry, Analysts Say - Transport Topics
Amazon.com Inc.’s role in the shuttering of New England Motor Freight and the “body blow” dealt to XPO Logistics Inc. is raising alarms for trucking and logistics firms that do business with, or compete against, the popular online retailer.
logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  amazon  amazon-freight  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-449-top 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
E-Commerce, Distribution Users Spar for Labor – REBusinessOnline
Industrial users in Texas, particularly e-commerce firms operating out of large-format distribution centers, are finding it harder and harder to staff their facilities with experienced, talented workers.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  ecommerce  e-commmerce  labor  workforce  economic-development  site-selection  distribution-centers  distribution  distribution-facility  fulfillment-center  supply-chain  logistics 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Walmart is quietly taking control of its rail operations - Business Insider
Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program in which the $500 billion retailer uses name-brand freight containers designed in-house. The pilot is only in Southern California.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  supply-chain  logistics  rail  freight  freight-logistics  intermodal 
february 2019 by areadevelopment

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