Category: Suppliers


Retailers face operational, logistical hurdles in pandemic-driven switch to ship from store

October 21, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers scrambled to change their fulfillment operations as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country. Stores shut down, and those left open had to figure out a way to get their inventory to online shoppers. In April, Levi’s began increasing its […]


United States-bound shipments post strong September numbers, reports Panjiva

October 14, 2020

Via: SCMR Editorial

United States-bound September imports saw significant gains, according to data issued this week by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva. Coming in at 2,711,435 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), September was up 11.1% annually. But on a year-to-date basis, through September 30, […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Will curbside pickup be Costco’s Achilles heel?

September 25, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Costco’s membership business model certainly isn’t broken and so there doesn’t appear to be a need to fix it. That said, some believe that the biggest warehouse club in the land is in danger of losing sales to other retail […]

FMCG products, Retail Types, Suppliers

Grocers are primed to compete with Amazon’s free grocery delivery

September 22, 2020

Via: RetailWire

In October 2019, months before the coronavirus crisis hit, made a strategic decision to offer free grocery delivery to those in the U.S. with a Prime subscription. This step was another sign that Amazon was actively working to establish […]


How Retailers can Manage Supply Chains Through Unpredictability

September 21, 2020

Via: Lightspeed POS

Did you know the US had 23.8 square feet of store space for every single person in 2018? That’s more than any other country in the world and this stunning stat comes from the International Council of Shopping Centers. Yes, […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon and Walmart’s emerging delivery drone battle escalates with Zipline deal

September 14, 2020


Walmart announced Monday that it’s partnering with Zipline — a company best known for its medical drone operations in African countries like Ghana and Rwanda — to launch a delivery service of select health and wellness products in the U.S. […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Why Amazon’s Domination Of Home Food Shopping Will Not Last

August 31, 2020

Via: Forbes

Amazon Growth. Grocery home deliveries are accelerating. Amazon has three grocery formats that are rushing food to homes – they are Amazon Prime AMZN +0.1%, Amazon Fresh AMZN +0.1%, and on-line Amazon’s Whole Foods WFM 0.0%. A most recent survey […]


Politics At The Post Office Is Hiding A Problem For Retailers: Holiday Shipping Costs Are Going Way Up

August 26, 2020

Via: Forbes

Political turmoil at the US Postal Service about mailed-in ballots for the upcoming presidential election is getting a lot of attention. But the real issues that affect consumers and shipping aren’t being focused on. Both Fedex and UPS have told […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Nike slashes ties with 9 major wholesalers as it pushes to “create the marketplace of the future”

August 26, 2020

Via: Charged

Nike has cut ties with nine major wholesalers in a bold move which will see its products no longer stocked in over 1000 stores. As part of its relentless shift towards a digital direct-to-consumer model, Nike will reportedly stop selling […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Covid-19 May Propel E-Commerce Drone Deliveries

August 21, 2020

Via: Retail Info Systems News

It is estimated that around 70 countries have introduced mandatory quarantines and lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic as world governments continue in their efforts to reduce the spread of infection. The fear of becoming infected with the virus […]