Retail Roundup—Target testing same-day delivery; Bon-Ton to focus on digital sales

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Bon-Ton is revamping its store strategy to include more digital sales. (Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0)

Stern promoted to president of Dressbarn

Ascena Retail Group has promoted Erin Stern to president of Dressbarn. Stern spent a majority of her career at Gap, where she held senior leadership roles across multiple product categories. (Business Wire)

Target to test same-day delivery

Target will begin testing same-day delivery in February in Boston, Miami and Minneapolis. Shoppers will be able to get delivery of items on orders placed before 1:30 p.m. (AJC.com)

Bon-Ton aims to increase online sales by 50% in two years

Struggling Bon-Ton Stores has laid out a turnaround plan focused on closing underperforming stores, producing more appealing merchandise and improving its marketing. In addition, the company will focus on digital sales, hoping to increase online sales by 50% in the next two years. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Amazon making warehouse deliveries

As Amazon anticipates more and more deliveries beyond the capacities of UPS and FedEx, the marketplace is enticing the sellers who use the company's service with lower delivery costs, logistics software, warehouse inspections and recommendations. After an initial trial, Amazon will now oversee the pickup of packages from warehouses from merchants and deliver directly to customers' homes. (Bloomberg)

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