Zalando trials new ZFS multi-channel service as it fulfils Adidas ecommerce orders in Paris


Zalando is delivering parcels for Adidas’s ecommerce site in Paris as it trials the new multi-channel offering of its Zalando Fulfilment Services (ZFS) arm. Orders from in the city are fulfilled from Zalando’s logistics centre in Moissy-Cramavel. The service will provide a two-hour delivery window on the same or (more…)

Nike buys predictive analytics firm for omnichannel inventory management


Nike has acquired a company specialising in predictive analytics to improve its inventory management across different channels. The sports brand retailer paid an undisclosed sum for Boston-based Celect, which has a range of technologies across the data science and software engineering spaces. Celect has a cloud analytics platform which offers (more…)

Opinion: SaaS, AI and machine learning – the key to effective returns management

JoAnn Martin, VP Retail Strategy at JDA Software, looks at how new technologies can solve the problems of returns management. Consumer behaviour is reshaping retail, ultimately challenging retailers to create enhanced solutions to address their increasing customer demands. Managing returns without compromising the customer experience is certainly one of these (more…)