Amazon To Hire 120K Seasonal Workers

Amazon is hiring more than 120,000 workers for the holiday season across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service sites.

Walmart Building On Jet.com Purchase

The game plan for recently acquired Jet.com is to target Millennials, provide a unique brand proposition and build on distribution advantages inherent and newly available to the e-commerce division, executives proposed at the Walmart annual analyst meeting.

NRF: Imports Rise Ahead Of Holiday Season

October is expected to be the second-busiest month of the year for the nation’s major retail container ports as merchants stock up for the holiday shopping season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Bon-Ton Boosts Holiday Hiring

Bon-Ton is seeking to hire 13,000 associates for all its store locations to service customers during the busy holiday season. The company is also hiring 500 additional associates for all of its distribution centers and its e-commerce fulfillment center.

NRF Raises Hanjin Shipping Concerns With Feds

The National Retail Federation was among a coalition of 120 organizations representing retailers, manufacturers, agribusinesses and other sectors to send a joint letter to Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker that outline concerns regarding the ongoing issues with Hanjin Shipping’s recent bankruptcy filing.

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NRF: U.S. Import Volume Remains Steady

The bankruptcy filing in late August by Hanjin Shipping has done little to negatively impact the amount of cargo entering the United States, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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