ModernRetail - As Five Below expands, it is straying from the traditional playbook of a discount chain. Last year, the chain — which, as the name suggests, carries items that sell for under $5 — opened a 10,800 square-foot flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Next year, it will experiment with adding video game lounges to some of...

Forbes - Following a test, Five Below has made the decision to start selling some products for more than $5. The higher prices address rising costs and offer the opportunity to stock costlier items at “extreme value” in the home and tech categories.

Glossy - Dia&Co made a name for itself in the plus-size fashion market through its five-product subscription box, similar to services provided by FabFitFun, Stitch Fix and others. But starting Friday, the company is introducing both a direct e-commerce model and a hybrid that splits the difference between control and curation.

PARCEL - UPS announced its 2020 general rate increase (GRI) on November 18, 2019. The announced rate increase is 4.9% on Ground and Air services, and it will go into effect on December 29, 2019. Along with the increases on the transportation charges, most accessorials will go up, some new accessorials will be added, and the DAS and EAS...

Inside Indiana Business - Indianapolis-based enVista is expanding its presence in the Asian-Pacific market to take advantage of the expanding demand. The software developer and consulting firm says it specializes in both physical and digital commerce solutions by improving efficiencies.

PARCEL Magazine - Navigating the transportation software market is often difficult because there are thousands of companies marketing themselves as Transportation Management System (TMS) providers. In addition to the number of providers out there, it can be hard to nail down the very definition of a TMS and what functional and technical capabilities are required to support the business case.

Freight Business Journal - Time was when time was money. But with e-commerce and the tightening supply chain compressing time into a final mile, the big money nowadays is in big data - or, as Garry Oswald puts it, "The top trend today in freight audit and payment is data, data, data."

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