January 13, 2018

Lyft partners with Amtrak for first- and last-mile trip tie-ins

Lyft and Amtrak are teaming up on a partnership that will allow Amtrak app users to book a trip directly in the train operator’s mobile software. […]
January 13, 2018

How customer demands are reshaping last-mile delivery

The last mile is seeing disruption from new business models that address customer demand for ever-faster delivery, as well as new technologies such as drones and […]
January 13, 2018

Amazon’s Last Mile

Who delivers Amazon orders? Increasingly, it’s plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars, competing for shifts on the company’s own Uber-like platform. Though […]
January 13, 2018

August launches an in-home delivery service

  Last year, August began testing in-home deliveries with Walmart. Now the smart lock maker has made the practice official with the launch of its in-home […]
September 25, 2017

Wal-Mart unveils pilot program to allow shoppers on food stamps to order groceries online

Wal-Mart  said Tuesday it is removing a hurdle that had long prevented food stamp recipients from using its online grocery shopping platform. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, […]
August 29, 2017

Commentary: Why your neighborhood grocery store is changing

Clearly, grocery stores play an important role in our daily lives, but grocers are facing unseen outside challenges today that will change the way we view […]
August 18, 2017

Target takes a page out of Wal-Mart’s acquisition playbook, with plans to grow same-day delivery

Target announces plans to acquire San-Francisco based Grand Junction. The transportation company is already working with Target on a same-day delivery pilot at the big-box retailer’s […]
August 16, 2017

Austin City Council Approves Delivery Robot Pilot Program

A resolution adopted unanimously this morning at a meeting of the Austin City Council will allow the deployment of personal delivery robotic devices, or PDDs, on city […]
August 1, 2017

How Close Is Too Close? E-Commerce Pushing Last-Mile Hubs Closer To Population Centers

  As e-commerce continues to fuel consumers’ need for immediency and convenience, demand for distribution centers in proximity to shoppers is growing as well. Retailers and […]
July 19, 2017

Here’s What Jeff Bezos Says to Do When People Criticize You

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has his share of people in love with Prime Day. Amazon just recorded the biggest sales day ever. He also has his […]
June 27, 2017

Explained: Delivery robots get the green light in Wisconsin

Robotic coolers that zip along sidewalks to deliver food and other goods are now officially recognized under Wisconsin law. Senate Bill 148, signed by Wisconsin Gov. […]
June 22, 2017

Drones vs. Robots: The Battle For Our Delivery Future Is On

Amazon is banking on flying drones to be the delivery system of the future, but the founders of Skype have a more earthbound idea. BY DANIEL […]