Sam’s Club Tests Retail Space at eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Sam’s Club last week reintroduced retail space to a former store in Tampa, Florida that the company had converted to an eCommerce fulfillment site, according to local reports. The store shuttered last January as part of the company’s sweeping closures and began filling online orders several months later. The retail space, located in what was[…]

Walmart Blows Amazon Out of The Water with Its Own Free, Next-Day Delivery

Walmart is undercutting Amazon’s newest Prime-member perk and launching free, next-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of products. Walmart’s next-day service, which applies to orders costing at least $35, is rolling out Tuesday in Phoenix and Las Vegas, Walmart said. It will be available to 75% of US shoppers by the end of the year[…]

Amazon Is Looking for Larger Whole Foods Stores to Support Delivery Plans

From Bloomberg News: Less than a year after closing its acquisition of Whole Foods, Inc. is looking for fresh ways to expand its brick-and-mortar retail network while bolstering the online shopping business. The world’s largest online retailer is searching for bigger Whole Foods locations in cities that can serve as both grocery stores and urban distribution[…]

Kohl’s is using Stores as Fulfillment Centers

Over the past couple years, retailers have begun to close brick-and-mortar stores to focus on growing eCommerce distribution. Kohl’s is taking a different approach. In the current consumer climate, eCommerce and operations strategy requires smart inventory management, distribution and demand planning. For retailers, the key challenge is getting the right product, in the right place,[…]