Today in the city Commerce 19.01.2019
How crowdsourcing shipping through technology will make last mile delivery cheaper (AMZN)

The proliferation of e-commerce has transformed free shipping and same-day delivery from perks to table stakes — and retailers are paying the price. With daily parcel volumes surging and customers inc...


Crowdsourced delivery explained: making same day shipping cheaper through local couriers

Retailers and their logistics partners have been pushed to meet growing customer demands for increasingly speedy shipping. And the steady rise of e-commerce has caused the daily volume of parcel shipm...


Getting a Better Grip on Reality, Robots Poised for Wider Role on Assembly Lines

While robotic grasping remains far from human-like, recent developments have experts convinced that radical changes are coming to light assembly lines and e-commerce fulfillment centers.



Henri Bendel Is Officially Closed (For Good)

Update: It's a sad day at 714 5th Avenue — and at HenriBendel.com. Effective 12pm EST, Henri Bendel has officially shuttered its website, in addition to permanently closing its New York doors yesterda...


Furious people are destroying their razors after watching Gillette's ad — but it gave the company a crucial advantage over some of its biggest competitors (PG)

On Monday, Gillette released a new commercial called "We Believe," showing men and boys bullying each other and engaging in sexual harassment. The #MeToo-inspired commercial encourages men to "say the...


Here's how Main Street retailers can use technology to save their businesses

When it comes to brick-and-mortar retailers using technology to improve their businesses, the US lags far behind the rest of the world. Outlined below are several examples of how those retailers can i...


Theresa May's undead government

Poor Theresa May. There is probably no head of government in the world who works harder than the British prime minister does, all in the hope of advancing the parliamentary fortunes of a series of bil...


Brexit worries Spanish business

Feelings are running high in the business sector in Spain. The UK is the number one European investor in the country. Around 700 British investors generate more than 200,000 jobs. The defeat of There...


Group Nine Media's last attempt at e-commerce ended in mass layoffs, but it's trying again with a fresh approach

Group Nine Media is seeking a senior executive to build an e-commerce business as it tries to diversify its revenue. Group Nine's lifestyle site Thrillist's past e-commerce operation, JackThreads, end...


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