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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales

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The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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Amazon Bars Sellers From Using FedEx Ground

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Amazon is telling third-party sellers they can no longer use FedEx Ground for Prime shipments, The Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon cites declining performance from FedEx as the reason for the temporary ban, according to the article. A spokesperson for …

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Do Brands Need Amazon?

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In November, Nike said it would no longer sell its merchandise on Amazon. Instead, the company would focus on its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales. The decision is creating uncertainty as to how strongly established brands should rely on the e-commerce …

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2019 Home Improvement Headlines

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2019 was a year full of home improvement headlines, including new leadership, new services and new possibilities for the channel. Review 2019 home improvement headlines to get a fuller picture of the year using the links below. *** December 2018 …

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Retailers at Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market Seek New Products, Educational Opportunities

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Blish-Mize held its Fall 2019 Buying Market at in Overland Park, Kansas, Sept. 19-21, and retailers came to the event in search of good deals and solutions to enhance their operations going into the fall and winter seasons. With strong …

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Amazon Expands Cash Payment Possibilities

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Online retailer Amazon has launched Amazon PayCode, a new way to let shoppers pay with cash at any of 15,000 Western Union locations, CNBC reports. The service was previously available in 19 countries, but is making its debut in the …

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Amazon, Home Depot to Share Multistory Seattle Warehouse

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Amazon and Home Depot will share a multistory warehouse in Seattle in an effort for both companies to enhance delivery times, The Wall Street Journal reports. The online retailer signed a lease for a three-story facility, reportedly the first of …

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FedEx Delivers Big News to Amazon

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Shipping giant FedEx has told Amazon it does not plan to renew its ground delivery contract with the e-retailer when it expires later this month, reports the Los Angeles Times. The news comes after Amazon has begun developing its own …

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