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Amazon Expanding Las Vegas Workforce

Amazon is expanding the company’s workforce in Las Vegas with plans to create 125 additional corporate jobs in the city.

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Alibaba Sales Surge With Singles Day Event

Alibaba kicked off its 11.11 Global Shopping Festival on November 11 at midnight in China, and, in the first minute and eight seconds, gross merchandise volume (GMV) settled through the Alipay service reached $1 billion. In the festival’s first hour, Alipay GMV reached $12 billion.

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Survey: More Consumers Favor Black Friday Store Shopping

More consumers in the U.S. said they intend to go into physical stores on Black Friday this year than in 2018, at 39%, up two points from the results in the same survey conducted last year from Genesys, which provides omnichannel customer experience and contact center services.

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Qurate Selects CommerceHub As Global Drop-Ship Provider

CommerceHub, an enterprise drop-ship platform, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the third-party, global drop-ship provider for Qurate Retail Group. The new agreement will expand CommerceHub’s existing services for QVC U.S. and HSN to also include QVC’s U.K. and German markets.

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Food Lion Expands Grocery Pick-Up Service

Food Lion is continuing to increase the availability of its “Food Lion To-Go” grocery pick-up service at 50 stores in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia beginning October 14.

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Target Partners With Toys”R”Us

Target and Tru Kids Brands, the parent of the Toys”R”Us brand, have partnered to offer Target’s toy assortment, digital capabilities and fulfillment services to support the new online and in-store Toys”R”Us shopping experiences in the U.S.

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Macy’s Hiring For The Holidays

Macy’s plans to hire approximately 80,000 seasonal colleagues for positions at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers and distribution and fulfillment centers for the 2019 holiday season.

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Overstock To Hold 20th Anniversary Customer Day Sale

On October 6, Overstock will celebrate its 20th anniversary with what it said will be the biggest event in company history, Customer Day. The 36-hour sale will run through October 7 and will give customers access to Overstock’s deepest discounts, free shipping, double rewards and limited time Flash Deals.

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International Shipping Rules Changed In Favor Of U.S.

The Universal Postal Union, in an Extraordinary Congress, has given the United States the go-ahead to raise postal shipping rates on packages under 4.4 pounds, and end a break that gave international firms a big advantage over domestic companies in moving small-item packages.

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