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Restaurant Food Delivery Competition Heats Up

Uber has grown rapidly as an alternative to the taxi. Nonetheless, Uber wants to be more than just a passenger app. And one of its more recent pursuits is Uber Eats, a restaurant food delivery service that already operates in … Continue reading

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Amazon and Its “Minions”

The ever-aggressive Amazon recently entered into its first promotional movie tie-in with Minions, an animated film opening in mid-July 2015. As reported by Sarah Perez for Tech Crunch:  “Forget billboards or magazine ads. If an advertiser wants to put its brand … Continue reading

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Ace Hardware: Another Same-Day Delivery Strategy

In recent years, companies such as Google and Amazon have stepped up their same-day delivery efforts — believing that this can be a key competitive advantage for firms with an adequate distribution structure to handle same-day deliveries. Ace Hardware is one … Continue reading

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How Small Retailers Can Think Big

Third-party channel partners can enable local retailers to think bigger — and dramatically increase their geographic coverage. Consider the case of Sandy Poehnelt, owner of The Right Slice in Kauai, Hawaii — as reported by Inc.: “When customers began asking Sandy if … Continue reading

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eBay Now: Is It Happening?

eBay Now is a new delivery service from eBay. It will be interesting to see how (whether?) this catches on with retailers and consumers. Here is a description of eBay Now from its Web site: Q: What is eBay Now? … Continue reading

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Google Testing Same-Day Delivery Service

Just yesterday, we blogged about Google’s plans for opening stores. There are also reports that Google has begun testing its entry into the emerging same-day delivery competitive marketplace. This involves Google assisting other firms rather than delivery from Google-owned stores. According to … Continue reading

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Holiday Retail After Sandy

Superstorm Sandy is already having an impact on the supply chain for the Christmas 2012 holiday season. According to Stephanie Clifford and Nelson D. Schwartz, writing for the New York Times: “The economic effects of Hurricane Sandy are reverberating beyond … Continue reading

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