Large retailers as well as specialty niche chains, like apparel makers Gap and American Eagle Outfitters, have been expanding their e-commerce and logistics platforms to offer an alternative to Amazon, which is charging third-party sellers half of their sales to use its platform

Giants like Walmart and Target continue to add muscle to their logistics networks, with Target recently announcing a $100M expansion of its package-sorting network.

The discount retail chain will add more than six new facilities—Target calls them sortation centers—by the end of 2026, bring the total number of last-mile delivery logistics centers to 15, according to a report in Chain Store Age.

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