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Target tests a new delivery concept

Target tests a new delivery concept

MINNEAPOLIS – Target is testing a new delivery concept to get merchandise to online shoppers in a more efficient manner. The plan enlists a team of delivery drivers and involves the “sortation center” the company opened last year to serve stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, the company said April 15 in announcing the pilot,

Costco buys logistics firm for $1 billion

Costco buys logistics firm for $1 billion

ISSAQUAH, Wash. — Costco Wholesale Corp. has acquired Innovel Solutions, a logistics firm specializing in last-mile delivery and installation services, for $1 billion. The move is seen as helping Costco support online sales of such products as furniture, large appliances, fitness equipment and big-screen televisions. Innovel has for decades provided Sears and, more recently, third