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Has a British retailer solved the omnichannel puzzle?
Instead of shipping cases or pallets to stores, John Lewis moved to a replenishment model of "buy one, replace one."
Vitamin Shoppe gets in shape for omnichannel
The fast-growing retailer revamped fulfillment and got firm control of its inventory to develop near seamless service for its health-conscious customers.
Cautious retailers building in more cushion for holiday deliveries, survey finds
This year's cutoffs for guaranteed Christmas deliveries earlier than usual.
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Virginia is for (logistics) lovers
Companies seeking a new distribution center site will find a lot to love about Virginia, including a deepwater port and its location in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard.
Coming soon to a Wal-Mart near you: More "Made in the USA" labels
Megaretailer now working with suppliers to bring some production back to the U.S.
Omnichannel navigator: interview with Kerry W. Coin
For many retailers, omnichannel commerce is new and uncharted territory. But consultant Kerry W. Coin has been there and now offers some guidance on how retailers can master a strategy that's fraught with supply chain challenges.
Ohio State professors to take the helm of the Journal of Business Logistics
Zinn, Goldsby are first from OSU to edit journal since its founding at the university in 1978.
With its "free shipping" guarantee, Target sets its sights on Amazon
Retailer must also contend with increasingly e-tooled Wal-Mart.
Forget leaning in, try looking up
Worried about missing something really important? Then you'll need to glance up from that phone or tablet once in a while.
Logistics, material handling companies give back
Here are some recent examples of charitable works by companies in the logistics, transportation, and material handling markets.

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