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Amazon and FedEx Push to Put Delivery Robots on Your Sidewalk

Amazon hopes its Scout robots will carry packages autonomously the “last mile,” from delivery hubs to homes. PHOTOGRAPH: ROGER KISBY/GETTY IMAGES   The companies are backing bills in more than a dozen states that would legalize the devices. Some bills would block cities from regulating them at all.   IN FEBRUARY, A lobbyist friend urged Erik

FedEx Drops Ground Delivery for Amazon, Can UPS Be Far Behind?

The first shoe FedEx dropped over Amazon.com's ambition to become a full-fledged transportation and logistics carrier was not renewing its Express contract with the e-commerce giant for package delivery. Now the next shoe has fallen: FedEx said it will not renew its contract for ground delivery for Amazon. FedEx maintains the changing relationship "is consistent with our

Walmart relaunches service to deliver groceries to shoppers’ refrigerators

Walmart's groceries delivery to shoppers' refrigerators     Walmart Inc. will restart a service that offers the delivery of groceries directly to shoppers’ refrigerators - part of its attempts to find unconventional ways to offer cheap and rapid delivery of online orders. Walmart had started testing the service in 2017 with smart security company August Home

Panalpina’s largest shareholder rejects DSV takeover bid

On Monday, Panalpina’s largest shareholder, the Ernst Göhner Foundation, said it does not support the non-binding proposal from Denmark-based rival DSV to purchase the Swiss forwarding giant. About two weeks ago, Panalpina’s board said that “according to its fiduciary duties,” it would review the proposal with its professional advisers. The offer,

Amazon makes moves to capture more deliveries

Image provided by Amazon   One industry insider called Amazon's shipping promises a "publicity stunt." Amazon built its massive business by offering door-to-door delivery of millions of items, and the company is apparently trying to figure out ways to bring more of that process in-house by cutting out third-party delivery companies. The Wall Street

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