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Solving the final 50 feet: interview with Barbara Ivanov
For businesses that make city deliveries, the challenge isn't so much the last mile as the last 50 feet, starting with the battle for parking space. Barbara Ivanov and her team at the Urban Freight Lab are looking for ways to ease the pain.
Online grocery sector cooks up fast growth as Amazon and Walmart fight for top rank
Grocers investing in rapid digital transformation while trying to curb costs of delivery services, Edge by Ascential says.
Postal Service delivers $2.3 billion loss for third quarter
Mail office's "fixed and mandated costs" are rising faster than its revenues, postmaster general says.
Report: rise of car-sharing will roil automotive industry
Conventional car ownership to be replaced by app-based ride-hailing and vehicle-sharing, Lux Research says.
FedEx to sever another Amazon link when ground-delivery contract expires
Carrier had also stepped away from air shipping contract with its e-commerce "frenemy" in June.
UPS to launch seven-day delivery in 2020 for online shopping demand
Company targets e-commerce, small business, healthcare sectors with menu of expanded services, UPS says.
Marken expands clinical trials logistics network in central and eastern Europe
UPS unit acquires medical logistics firms in Italy, Austria, and Hungary.
Purolator to open $330 million automated hub in Toronto in 2021
Facility is part of $1 billion strategy to handle rising volumes and e-commerce growth.
Pitney Bowes partners with British returns specialist for cross-border e-commerce
Teaming with ReBound Returns will enable international parcel return service, firms say.
FedEx to offer package service at 8,000 Dollar General retail sites
Deal with discount retailer is latest e-commerce adjustment after declining to renew Amazon contract for air cargo service.

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