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Journey toward automation
Footwear and accessories retailer Journeys is poised to accommodate future growth thanks to a distribution center upgrade that includes an efficiency-enhancing warehouse execution system.
Kroger and Ocado to add two high-tech fulfillment centers
Companies further plans to develop robotic warehouses for grocery fulfillment with facilities in Central Florida and the Mid-Atlantic.
FedEx finds larger HQ for specialty logistics division
Move is latest effort to bulk up cross-border e-commerce capabilities.
Marken to double size of Philadelphia drug-handling facility
UPS unit also launches system to return and reuse temperature-controlled packaging.
DHL eCommerce opens $20 million sortation center to handle online shopping volume
New Jersey facility serves as test bed for automation, could inspire similar approach in Los Angeles and Chicago.
Kroger advances plan to partner with Ocado on e-grocery DCs
U.S. grocer to pick sites for first three facilities within weeks, go live with $113 million project within two years.
FedEx Ground opens automated DC near Atlanta
Five-hundred-thousand-square-foot facility is part of effort to handle rising package volumes, firm says.
Baby, it's cold inside
Ocean Spray warehouse can freeze 79 million pounds of cranberries at a shot.
Developers experiment with multistory DCs as tight warehouse market drives high rents, CBRE says
Five multiple-story warehouses being marketed in U.S. as retailers strain to meet hot e-commerce demand in urban settings, firm says.
Dematic to open sequencing and distribution center in North Texas
Facility replaces smaller operation, answers growing demand for automated material handling solutions, Dematic says.

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