Amazon to Add yet Another Center to Sprawling Distribution Network

A few days after announcing a new fulfillment center in Edgerton, Kansas, is unveiling plans for another new center that will serve customers a little further west. Amazon plans to open a seventh California fulfillment center in San Bernardino, where the company launched its first Golden State fulfillment center in the state in 2012. The retailer currently employs more than 12,000 full-time hourly associates at its six existing California locations and says it will hire more than 1,000 full-time employees in the new San Bernardino facility. Employees at the 1.1 million-square-foot San Bernardino fulfillment center will pick, pack, and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and toys.
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Macy’s Brass Sees Incentive Bonuses Cut to Zero After Weak Year

Macy’s Inc., the largest U.S. department-store company, cut its executives’ incentive bonuses to zero after missing revenue and expense targets in 2015. The board decided to award no bonuses after falling short of its sales, cash flow and earnings goals, Macy’s said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. Excluding changes in the value of his pension, Chief Executive Officer Terry Lundgren was paid $11.6 million in 2015, an 8.6 percent decrease from the $12.7 million he received in 2014.
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PRC Tells the Postal Service to Account for Decline in Flats Service

Directives issued to the Postal Service last year to improve service for flat mail instead resulted in a further declines in handling performance for flat mail, a classification that includes catalogs. That was one of the key findings of the PRC's Annual Compliance Determination (ACD), released yesterday. The mandated report analyzes USPS's ability meet financial and service targets specific operations in 2015. Covering the costs of delivering Standard Mail Flats has been a nagging problem for the Postal Service since 2009, when its coverage level slid to about 82% from 94% the previous year. Cost coverage held at about 83% in 2014, but slipped precipitously to 80% last year.
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Three in One Sweep: “Red Dot Design Award” for Heidelberg Innovations in Digital and Offset Printing

Customers' needs have always been the main concern of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The company will therefore be presenting the digital future of the print media industry – the networking of all processes for the benefit of the customer – at drupa 2016 under the motto "Simply Smart". The focus is also reflected in the new, fresh product design with its clear geometric shapes and ease of operation in support of the operator.
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HP Unveils Indigo 8000 Label Press, Upgrades for Cartons, Flexible Packaging

HP Inc. has announced the HP Indigo 8000 digital press, the industry’s most productive digital narrow web press,(1) offering end-to-end label production at double the speed previously available.(2) HP also announced upgrades for the HP Indigo 20000 and 30000 digital presses as well as new ink and substrate options, offering converters and brands unmatched application possibilities at faster speeds. “Leading brands are increasingly leveraging HP Indigo labels and packaging solutions to engage with consumers in targeted, meaningful and measurable ways,” relays Alon Bar Shany, general manager, Indigo division, HP. “With today’s announcement, converters are uniquely positioned to redefine labels and packaging standards with greater productivity, versatility and turnaround times for a wide range of applications.”
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