Supply Chain

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50% of disappointed shoppers won't return

Home delivery is shaping up to be the sticky widget in retailers' toolboxes this holiday season—and one that could affect customer loyalty for a long time to come—as half of all consumer won't give merchants a second chance following a disappointing online experience.

Target could outsource grocery

Target has been revamping its grocery business and is seriously considering enlisting a third party to help solve supply chain issues.

Poshmark expands wholesale operations

Poshmark, the community-driven marketplace for fashion, has unveiled a new wholesale portal to connect fashion brands to its network of sellers.

IBM acquires The Weather Co.

IBM is acquiring The Weather Company's B2B, mobile and cloud-based businesses in an effort to marry predictive analytics and a highly unpredictable, yet impactful element: the weather.

Walmart testing drones

Walmart has been privately testing drones inside facilities and is now seeking permission from federal regulators to test them outdoors for various uses, including home delivery.

48% of online retailers confident holiday will outperform

Nearly half of online retailers are "very" or "extremely" confident that holiday sales this season will outperform last year, according to a new survey by Bigcommerce.

JCPenney CEO talks turnaround, looks to data to boost revenue

JCPenney has focused its turnaround efforts on new merchandising initiatives, store brands and marketing programs. Now, attention turns to technology as the retailer seeks to modernize an operation with big data.

Kohl's expands same-day delivery to 9 markets

Kohl's is expanding its partnership with Deliv, a crowdsourced delivery company, to offer same-day delivery in nine markets.

US cargo volume to increase 3% this month

Cargo volume in major retail ports in the United States are expected to increase 3.3 percent this month over the same time last year. The increase is part of retailers' preparation for the holiday season, according to a monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

81% of shoppers have experienced out-of-stock

As many as 81 percent of shoppers report suffering from an unavailable product at a brick-and-mortar store in the past 12 months. This results in 55 percent of disappointed shoppers becoming lost sales, according to a GT Nexus study.