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8/20/2018

Changes made at two former Sam's Club locations to become distribution centers could point to the future for more shuttered or struggling retail sites, Warren Shoulberg writes. With e-commerce growing, warehouse-style shopping locations could be more useful to merchants as true warehouses, he writes.

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8/20/2018

Manufacturers with complicated supply chains or field service operations -- including outsourced work -- should examine their reverse logistics process to save money and improve efficiency, writes Tom DeVroy, senior product evangelist at IFS. "Reverse logistics software needs to account for multiple subcontractor types, and reimbursement policies in order to manage the complex situations caused by sub-contracting," he writes.

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8/20/2018

Nearly 10% of shoppers in the UK admitted to buying clothing only to return it after posting a photo of it online, according to a survey from Barclaycard. Brands' "try before you buy" offerings might be contributing to this trend.

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8/20/2018

Phil Sadow has helped rebuild nearly 400 Tesla vehicles since 2015 despite what he says is a lack of cooperation by the company when it comes to repairs.

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Fast Company online
8/20/2018

Amazon agreed to pay a settlement of $1.5 million in a lawsuit with California over its use of the words "biodegradable" and "compostable" in its marketing for plastic-based products.

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Resource Recycling
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8/20/2018

Thailand has announced a ban on 432 types of electronic-waste imports, including circuit boards and television parts, that will take effect within six months.

8/20/2018

Using a fine mesh strainer to dry grains results in grain bowl meals that taste better, are fluffier and contain less sediment, Aliza Abarbanel writes.

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Bon Appetit
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Aliza Abarbanel
8/20/2018

The DeLonghi BC0430 All-In-One Cappuccino, Espresso and Coffee Maker is the ideal appliance for people who love a variety of java-based drinks. Reviewer Joni Blecher writes that the combo unit is sturdy, produces tasty coffee and performs well.

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Digital Trends
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8/20/2018

On Thursday, Chicago shoppers can enter an old city firehouse that's been transformed into a storefront stocked with Glossier products and works by local artists. The online beauty brand has also hosted popups in cities including Dallas, San Francisco and Toronto to give consumers a chance to interact with its products.

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8/20/2018

Private-equity firm Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. has acquired Indigo Wild, a natural bath and cleaning product manufacturer. Indigo Wild sells its products, including its Zum brand line of soaps and soy candles, online at its own site and through organic retailers including Whole Foods Market.

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