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No Paradigms in Outsourcing

Changes of government can often bring a more intense cost-creep to business as the philosophy of the new cabinet comes into play. Such is the situation now as the combination of interest rates, inflation, and reductions in allowances impact society. Not without its ironies, the current regime is punishing everyone as it sets about funding […]

US E-Commerce Jumps 2.4%

Online U.S. grocery sales totalled $9.1 billion in December, up 2.4% from $8.9 billion in the year- earlier period, according to the monthly Brick Meets Click/Mercatus grocery shopping survey. Driving the growth was a combination of more households buying groceries online and slightly higher order values. Pickup, which includes instore, curbside, lockers and drive-up, accounted […]

Walmart Shares Solutions

Walmart has entered into a partnership with software firm Salesforce to provide other retailers with access to leading technologies and solutions that power pickup and delivery services. Retailers and other businesses that use Salesforce’s e-commerce platforms to host and manage their websites will be able to use Walmart’s GoLocal and Store Assist services as a […]

Amazon Profitability Focus Implications

Amazon’s return to a profitability-focused retail operation is no accident. In fact, it was predictable. So let’s take a look at what brought us here and the implications for annual vendor negotiations (AVNs): Amazon’s early days were marked by a core expansion focus. The more products brands brought onto the marketplace, the better. This expansion […]

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