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Amazon To Open First Idaho Fulfillment Center

Amazon plans to open its first fulfillment center in Idaho, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs. The facility will be located in Nampa, Idaho, and will open in 2020.

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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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eBay’s CEO Wenig Steps Down

eBay’s board of directors has appointed Scott Schenkel, most recently eBay’s svp/chief financial officer, as interim CEO. The appointment follows Devin Wenig stepping down as president and CEO, and a director of the company.

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NRF: Retail Sales Up In August

Retail sales were up 0.4% in August seasonally adjusted from July and up 4.6% unadjusted year-over-year, reported the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants.

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Amazon To Boost Hiring Initiatives With Career Day Event

Amazon is kicking off its Amazon Career Day on Tuesday, September 17, a series of events across the U.S. where anyone can learn more about the 30,000 full and part-time jobs available at Amazon in locations across the country, from the company’s headquarters and tech hubs to data centers and fulfillment centers.

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