Archive for Retail

This Week in Logistics News (May 14-18, 2018)

I’ve been on the road the past three weeks attending various supply chain chain and logistics conferences, and while the discussions inside the hotel ballrooms have focused on industry trends like blockchain and the state of the transportation market, the discussions outside — which I was completely oblivious to until this morning when I drove […]

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Cross-Border E-Commerce: Growing Fast, But Still a Messy Reality

“More than a quarter of all revenue for sellers on Amazon globally was from cross-border transactions in 2017, up more than 50 percent from the year prior, Amazon Vice President Eric Broussard said in an interview,” as reported by Jeffrey Dastin in a recent article in Reuters. “That amounts to between $50 billion and $75 billion for […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 12-16, 2018)

We were hit with our third nor’easter in 10 days this week, dumping close to two feet of snow in our city. Schools were closed, so my kids and their friends went to work: they built a 12 ft. 9 in. snowman on our front lawn. Even the mayor came by to take a photo […]

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This Week in Logistics News (January 1-5, 2018)

Can a Cuban ski in -21.6F and survive? I wasn’t willing to find out. But I did ski the day before when it was a balmy -10F and I survived (barely) eight runs down the mountain. The cold still has a tight grip on the East coast, with more than a foot of snow falling […]

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Product Returns: The Hangover Headache of E-Commerce

All of the headlines leading up to Christmas were about how retailers and parcel carriers were struggling to keep up with the record amount of online orders and deliveries for the holidays (see WSJ article UPS, Overwhelmed by Online Orders, Warns of Delivery Delays and Reuters article Surging online orders slow Wal-Mart delivery network). But […]

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This Week in Logistics News (December 4-8, 2017)

We’re supposed to get our first plowable snow of the season tomorrow, which means I need to head outside and rake and bag the remaining leaves on my lawn. Rake today, shovel tomorrow. My exercise plans for the weekend are set. So, without further delay, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my […]

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