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Amazon adds Whole Foods delivery to 10 new markets

September 13, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This rapid expansion could show the company is either experiencing demand for these services, or it is responding to market leader Walmart in this channel. Though Walmart’s delivery service is currently available in nearly 50 markets, the company has plans […]


Suppliers

Amazon is Building its Delivery Fleet With an Order for 20,000 Vans

September 7, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company said Wednesday that it increased its van order from 4,500 after it […]


Suppliers

NextGen technologies: Building the supply chains of the future

September 5, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

For several decades now, new technologies have been grafted onto the supply chain with varying degrees of success. Sure, some have had enormous impact. Just try to run any aspect of a supply chain without a computer today or to […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Burned by Toys R Us, will suppliers ever trust a bankrupt retailer again?

August 28, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

In mid-March, attorneys for Toys R Us described a “perfect storm” of circumstances that they say forced the company to request court approval to wind down its U.S. business in bankruptcy. Toy makers and other suppliers, many of which had […]


Suppliers

The Industrial Internet of Things to Transform Supply Chains by 2023, Says Inmarsat

August 17, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is set to make a sizeable contribution to the global economy by 2023. This is according to a new study released by Inmarsat, the world mobile satellite communications company based in London. According to […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Kroger Tests Self-Driving Vehicles for Grocery Delivery at Fry’s Food Stores

August 17, 2018

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Kroger has named Scottsdale, AZ the first test city for its self-driving grocery delivery pilot. The first grocer to undergo the test is a single Fry’s Food Stores (7770 East McDowell Road). Kroger and Nuro, maker of driverless delivery vehicles, […]


Suppliers

Amazon, NRF forge new group to lobby around USPS

August 3, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This new group is a diverse one, with retail and retail-adjacent companies that are natural rivals coming together in support of a postal system that is often criticized as a drain on taxpayers. With e-commerce growing, USPS service is even […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Skip the store: Kroger unveils direct-to-consumer grocery marketplace

August 2, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

Kroger continues to show it has no intention of watching from the sidelines as Amazon and Walmart dominate online grocery shopping. With the launch of a direct-to-consumer service, the nation’s largest grocer has established another way to reach shoppers in […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Postmates raises last-mile stakes by adding 100 more cities

July 12, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

This huge expansion makes Postmates delivery services available to almost half of the U.S. population — a big step in its efforts to scale. The company says it makes millions of deliveries a month and generates over $1 billion in […]


Suppliers

Preparing the Supply Chain for Digital Transformation

June 28, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

Supply chain management has improved leaps and bounds in the past two decades thanks to advancements in logistics, infrastructure, communications and IT. Key industries have proven adaptable and resilient through times of economic uncertainty, but they are now faced with […]