FedEx pulls back on some Sunday delivery

Jul 22, 2022
Under pressure from the contractors who actually do a lot of the deliveries, the company will stop delivering on Sunday primarily in rural areas.
Dogs might appreciate the reduction in FedEx's Sunday deliveries, along with many drivers on rural routes.
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Re-branding ... and re-discovering a love of gelato 

May 24, 2022
“Sometimes my husband jokes that I’m running a gelato non-profit, and it certainly does feel that way,” said Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli’s Gelato.
Jean Marie Biele

For this entrepreneur, burnout inspired a new business

Jan 28, 2022
For Los Angeles e-retailer Patty Delgado, the stress of running her first business inspired her to take a different approach with the launch a second.
Patty Delgado used her burnout as inspiration for a new e-retail brand.
Courtesy of Patty Delgado

Lowe's to test mini Petcos in stores

Jan 27, 2022
E-commerce is driving the stores-within-stores trend.
Lowe's will try incorporating miniature Petcos into some locations, following a trend of similar retail partnerships.
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How will traditional holiday sales days fare this year?

Nov 29, 2021
Consumers appear to be spreading their holiday spending across more days, heeding advice to get their orders in early.
New data shows that in-store sales on this year's Black Friday were down compared with pre-pandemic levels. Above, the festive Galleria mall in Houston on Black Friday.
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What happens to a local job market when Amazon comes to town?

Nov 8, 2021
In Cathedral City, California, a new Amazon facility may attract workers from traditional tourism-economy jobs.
The site of a future Amazon facility in Cathedral City, California. The giant retailer has nearly doubled the size of its fulfillment network since the start of the pandemic.
Amanda Peacher

Netflix, Walmart team up to sell merch from "Squid Game" and other shows

Oct 11, 2021
A dedicated e-commerce hub will sell merchandise for Netflix's most popular shows, including a "Stranger Things" cassette player.
Walmart will be pairing with Netflix to launch a merchandise e-commerce hub.
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Pioneering direct-to-consumer brand Warby Parker goes public

Sep 29, 2021
The company's business model was prepared it for the online sales boom of the pandemic. Now half its revenue comes from in-person sales.
People walk by the New York Stock Exchange as Warby Parker makes its debut on the stock market on Sept. 29.
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How on-demand warehousing creates space for entrepreneurs

Aug 25, 2021
“Our goal is to democratize logistics,” said Ben Euchus, co-founder and CEO of on-demand warehouse company, Flowspace.
Karlton Frazier, co-founder and CEO of The Manifest Company in his fulfillment center in Los Angeles. On-demand warehousing enabled Frazier to outsource storage and order fulfillment of his company’s yoga mats.
Maria Hollenhorst

The economy might be recovering, but burnout can linger

Jul 6, 2021
An online retailer shares her experience with pandemic burnout and how it's changed the way she thinks about her business.
"I'm not my business," says Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre in Los Angeles. "I'm still a good person even if I have a bad sales day."
Courtesy Patty Delgado