In the aftermath of the 2018 holiday shopping season, it is clear that the move toward omni-channel experiences is fueling change in the supply chain.
Omni-channel shopping most immediately can disrupt retailers, but consumers’ changing service demands also have a … Read more
Shoppers increasingly want their orders delivered promptly to their homes, but many don’t want to pay for shipping, and an increasing number are seeking similar treatment on product returns. Retailers, wanting to meet customer expectations, dip into bottom-line profits to … Read more
The grocery industry shares a long history with the logistics and distribution industry – and for good reason. Keeping stores properly stocked with fresh food, packaged products and household goods – many of which travel long distances and are subject … Read more
Where did all these parcel delivery vehicles come from? From UPS and FedEx trucks to specialty vans, from UberRUSH to USPS Sunday delivery, in cars or on scooters or bikes, all kinds of packages and parcels are being delivered to … Read more
According to a recent projection released by brokerage firm Credit Suisse, more than 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores are going to close in 2017. “A quarter into 2017,” the report states, “year-to-date retail store closings have already surpassed those of 2008 [the … Read more