Author Matthew Kramer

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NRF: Imports Rise As Retailers Prepare For Holidays

Imports rose to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Bed Bath & Beyond Expands Google Cloud Partnership

Bed Bath & Beyond has expanded its relationship with Google Cloud through a multi-year collaboration that will accelerate its omni-always transformation, enabling the company to better serve customers in a digital-first environment. To perform this work, Deloitte will also serve as strategic transformation services partner.

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Keurig Takes New Design Approach With Jonathan Adler Partnership

Taking a new design approach, Keurig has launched its new platform, Brew the Love Collaborations, which celebrates some of the brand’s biggest fans through partnerships to design their own Keurig collection. For its first-ever collaboration, Keurig partnered with designer Jonathan Adler, on a limited edition, boldly designed K-Mini Brewer with matching mug and K-Cup pod canister.

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Overstock Expands Delivery Capabilities With New Fulfillment Center

Overstock has opened a new fulfillment center in Fontana, California, in partnership with UPS Supply Chain Services. The new fulfillment center further aligns Overstock’s logistical footprint with key customers, significantly improving shipping speed, providing more accurate delivery estimates as well as a quicker port to warehouse process.

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Amazon Hiring For Fulfillment And Logistics Network

Amazon continues to provide opportunities for regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfillment and logistics network, and is hiring an additional 100,000 people throughout the U.S. and Canada on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.

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Five Below Opens 1,000th Store

Five Below is celebrating the opening of its 1,000th store in Houston, Texas. This marks the 15th Five Below store in the Houston metro area and the 111th store in Texas, Five Below’s largest state.

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Sur La Table To Close 17 More Stores

Store closing sales recently started at an additional 17 Sur La Table retail locations across the U.S. The retail chain previously earmarked 56 stores for closure in bankruptcy as part of its plan of restructuring to optimize its retail footprint. 

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Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Guerrero Chief Supply Chain Officer

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Juan Guerrero as svp/chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. Guerrero will report directly to COO and president of buybuy Baby, John Hartmann, and be responsible for leading the transformation and optimization of the company’s global supply chain network.

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