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Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

Amazon’s ambition has been in plain sight for years. The company has built its own network of merchandise warehouses and package sorting centers. It enlisted its own airplanes and truck trailers to transport cargo. It registered to move freight across oceans, and in dozens of cities it tapped couriers to deliver packages directly to shoppers’ doors.

 

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In the war for the online grocery cart, it is robots against humans. A flurry of deals among supermarket chains reveal radically different approaches to selling food online. The basic question: Should companies automate the task of picking groceries off the shelf, or rely on human pickers?   Read more

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