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FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Stop & Shop to Bring Driverless Grocery Store Vehicles to Boston

January 21, 2019

Via: Retail Info Systems News

Stop & Shop will launch driverless grocery vehicles in the Greater Boston area beginning in Spring 2019. As part of an engagement with San Francisco-based startup Robomart, the vehicles will bring a selection of Stop & Shop produce, as well […]


FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Walmart ramps up grocery delivery with 4 new service providers

January 18, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

In a rush to keep up with Amazon and the booming business of e-commerce, Walmart has turned to an assortment of last-mile providers to cover various regions of the country. These companies handle the most expensive piece of e-commerce fulfillment […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience, Suppliers

Amazon adds keyless garage entry for parcel deliveries

January 8, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Ensuring safe delivery and preventing theft are important steps in increasing orders per customer for Amazon. In a 2017 survey, 31% of respondents reported having a package stolen in their lifetime, according to the Shorr Package Theft Report. 53% reported […]


Suppliers

Understanding 2019 Supply Chain Risks in Eastern Europe

December 26, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

GDP growth is expected to dip across the board in 2019, and Eastern Europe is not immune from this cloudy outlook. For businesses trading within the region, this isn’t so much cause for distress as it is a call to […]


Suppliers

IoT and supply chain visibility take on new scale

December 19, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

If you haven’t been watching closely, the Internet of Things (IoT) just got much bigger and supply chain visibility is the beneficiary. Now, we aren’t talking about the addition of another billion sensors in the past year. Instead, this is […]


Suppliers

GO! You Have Less Than 90 Days

December 12, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

GO! You now have less than 90 days to do something before China import tariffs are raised again. Get going now. As many of you know by now, the United States and China temporarily paused the trade dispute after the […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Imports reach record 2M containers as retailers rush to beat tariffs

December 10, 2018

Via: Retail Dive

The remainder of this year will be strong, as November was estimated at 2.01 million TEUs, a 14% YoY increase. December, generally slow because most holiday merchandise already is on the shelves, is forecast at 1.83 million TEUs, a 6.1% […]


Suppliers

U.S. Christmas Trade Truce With China Buys Supply Chain Managers a Little More Time

December 4, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

While President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping a have agreed a truce in the US-China trade war for a period of 90 days, many Pacific Rim supply chain managers may still feel they are living on borrowed time. […]


Suppliers

UT Study Seeks to Redefine Supply Chain Integration

November 30, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

Integrating a supply chain under one executive can drive value but may come with its own challenges, posits a new white paper by the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. According to […]


Suppliers

Last Mile Delivery: What Shoppers Want and How to #SaveRetail

November 14, 2018

Via: SCMR Editorial

With seemingly never-ending news of major retail bankruptcies, the word “apocalypse” seemed to echo across every media outlet this year. In the past, blame has largely been placed on the rise of Amazon both in terms of increased competition and […]