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Ingka Group’s Ikea Stores to Adopt Fulfillment and Store Operations Solution

Inkga Group, owner and operator of 482 Ikea stores and ecommerce in 31 countries, will adopt a solution from Made4net to power fulfillment centers and store operations worldwide. The deployment follows the purchase of Made4net by Ingka Investments, the group’s investment arm. The Made4net SCExpert platform is designed to help more than 100,000 users deliver…

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Legal Roundup: Gap Beats Shareholder Lawsuit; Patagonia Files Complaint Against Nordstrom

Gap has reportedly beaten a shareholder lawsuit regarding its commitment to racial diversity among its leadership, and has settled a trademark lawsuit with Patagonia regarding an “iconic” pocket design, according to Reuters. Patagonia also has filed a complaint against Nordstrom alleging that the company sold “thousands” of counterfeit Patagonia sweatshirts and T-shirts at Nordstrom Rack…

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How the Packaging Industry Can Help Tackle Confectionery’s Big Waste Problem

The confectionery industry continues to boom in the U.S. A recent study found that 2023 Easter candy sales exceeded projections, with Americans spending $3.3 billion on Easter candy alone. And Easter isn’t the only holiday to boost confectionery sales. Valentine’s Day saw consumers projected to spend an average of $16 on chocolates and candy —…

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How Hot Topic and Lamps Plus Mastered Inventory Management and More

Smart retailers are realizing that their increasingly complex omnichannel offerings have made strong supply chain management more important than ever. Retailers need to handle inventory in stores and distribution centers, keep an eye on both digital and physical shelves and keep costs down with efficient logistics and routing. Industry experts gathered at Manhattan Momentum 2023…

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CNBC: Dollar General Shareholders Vote in Favor of Worker Safety Audit

Dollar General shareholders reportedly voted to pass a resolution that calls for the creation of an independent audit into worker safety, according to CNBC. The proposal, which was filed by Domini Impact Investments, asked the Dollar General board to commission an audit looking into the retailer’s worker safety policies and practices. The proposal recommended that…

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Walmart Switches to Recyclable Paper Bag Mailers and Right-Sized Packaging

Walmart’s latest sustainability initiatives combine changes to its fulfillment processes as well as customer-facing options for reducing waste, including allowing online shoppers to opt out of plastic bags for store pickup orders and to request consolidation of multiple items into fewer boxes. One of the biggest impacts is expected from Walmart’s retreat from plastic mailer…

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