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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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Insights from Sam’s Club’s Vice-President of Merchandising

Charles Redfield, Sam’s Club executive vice-president of merchandising, described some of the major business and career lessons that he has learned at a recent meeting of the Economic Club of Phoenix. As reported by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona … Continue reading

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eBay: Back and Stronger Than Ever

Not long ago, eBay was experiencing some tough times, especially with the lessening of interest in its traditional auction system. Today, eBay is on another roll, even making the cover of a February 2013 issue of Fortune. Why is eBay doing so … Continue reading

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An Infographic Look at Amazon.com

We know Amazon.com is enormous. But, just how big an online retailing presence is the company? As Stephanie Mlot reports for PCmag.com: “The beauty of Amazon.com is the ability to browse hundreds of thousands of products on one Web site. … Continue reading

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The Founder of Zara: The Third-Richest Man in the World

Who is Amancio Ortega Gaona? He is one of the most reclusive billionaires in the world and the founder of the wildly popular Zara apparel chain (part of his Inditex Group). Let’s learn more about him. As reported by Vivienne Walt … Continue reading

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How FreshDirect Delivers Phone and Online Grocery Orders

Ever consider how an online order is actually delivered, especially one involving a lot of perishables? Consider the case of FreshDirect (“Groceries Delivered Direct to Your Door.” According to a recent story in the New York Times: “Every day, thousands of … Continue reading

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Merchandise (Inventory) Management During Peak Seasons

Merchandise planning and supply chain management are tough enough during typical selling seasons. But this is especially complicated during peak selling seasons — when the proper in-store mix of merchandise contributes heavily to whether a retailer is profitable or stuck … Continue reading

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