Archive for Retail Trends

Online Grocery Delivery: How Big is the Market Really?

Walmart announced that it has added four delivery companies — Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie — to help power its online grocery delivery operations in metro areas across four states. The service is currently available in more than 800 stores with another 800 being adding this year. Yet, according to a Gallup poll conducted […]

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Delivery: A New Moment of Truth

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt of what I presented recently in a webinar organized by Descartes Systems Group (a Talking Logistics sponsor) focused on “Delivery – The Moment of Truth.” I encourage you to watch the archive of the webinar for the full presentation, including the content presented by Brian Hodgson from Descartes. […]

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Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: The Importance of Real-Time Inventory Visibility

Note: The following is an excerpt from “Omni-Channel Logistics Leaders: Top 5 Inventory Insights,” based on research conducted by Adelante SCM and LEGACY Supply Chain Services with input from nearly 100 supply chain professionals from retail, manufacturing, and logistics service providers companies in the United States and Canada. The research focused on the inventory visibility […]

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Final Mile Delivery: The Role of TMS and Predictive Analytics

Even though shipments may be transported over hundreds of miles, or just a few miles, the main focus today is on the final mile — that is, making sure the delivery experience for the end-customer (which in many cases is a home delivery) is a positive one. What factors are driving this growing attention to […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 18-22, 2018)

Earlier this month, I retired my old headshot photo and starting using a new one. Today, I’m temporarily replacing it with this drawing of me that my daughter — the one heading to college this fall — drew way back when she was 2 years old. Remarkably, although 16 years have gone by, I look […]

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This Week in Logistics News (June 11-15, 2018)

If you were stranded on a desert island with a boom box and one music cassette, which band and album would you be listening to? It’s an easy question for me to answer: Depeche Mode and Violator. As my college roomates could attest to, I drained many D batteries blasting Depeche Mode music on my […]

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