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UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop next generation of delivery drones

March 25, 2020

Via: Charged

UPS is developing the next generation of delivery drones as it enters its first commercial partnership with a drone manufacturer. The delivery giant’s dedicated drone delivery arm Flight Forward has partnered with German tech startup Wingcopter to develop a new […]


Suppliers

Why And How Coronavirus Will Sharply Change The Supply Chain

March 20, 2020

Via: Forbes

Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2 which causes COVID-19) is causing drastic changes to the supply chain, a key retail operation already in flux. For the last three years, geopolitical turmoil and shifting priorities have been setting the stage for gradual changes. Studies show […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon warehouse workers strike as staff COVID-19 cases rise

March 19, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has confirmed the first COVID-19 infection in its US delivery network as its warehouse staff in France strike amid fears of contagion. The retailer’s delivery station in Queens, New York, has been temporarily closed for a deep clean while […]


Suppliers

Costco brings big and bulky delivery in-house with $1B acquisition

March 18, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

While Costco displays big and bulky items such as furniture and appliances in-store, the majority of the sales take place online, Galanti said. Costco does some of the delivery itself, he continued, but a lot of it is managed by […]


E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Amazon opens 100K warehouse, delivery roles as COVID-19 surges demand

March 17, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

E-commerce has boomed as consumers worldwide practice social distancing and self-quarantining (by choice or by government mandate), leading e-tailers and marketplaces like Amazon to amp up their supply chains to cope with increased demand. Amazon faced stock-outs on some household […]


Suppliers

Costco: It could take weeks to reach routine supply chain operations

March 9, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Costco’s situation highlights how a retailer’s supply chain can experience a multitude of challenges when faced with a force majeure event like COVID-19, an illness in the coronavirus family. Shoppers are turning to Costco to stock their pantries, but Costco […]


Suppliers

View On Emerging Technologies: Is 5G revolutionary for supply chains?

March 5, 2020

Via: SCMR Editorial

Advances in technology and the demand for global connectivity has fueled the proliferation of cellular and IoT devices around the world. As video, IoT connections and mobile data traffic continue to grow, existing networks have become congested, creating significant demand […]


Suppliers

Coronavirus-Related Price-Gouging Is Risky Business For Retailers

March 4, 2020

Via: Forbes

Shortages of hand sanitizer and face masks mean state laws designed to protect consumers in the aftermath of hurricanes and other natural disasters may be used to fight a new threat – Purell price-gouging. More than two-thirds of the states […]


Retail Trends, Suppliers

Coronavirus Update: Tourism, Supply Chain Impacts Will Soon Make Their Mark On Retail

February 26, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The impact of factory closings in China is hitting the U.S. and world markets as the coronavirus outbreak continues. The Dow Jones industrial average sank by more than 1,000 points, or 3.6%, on Feb. 24, while the Nasdaq index dropped […]


Retail Types, Stores, Suppliers

Adidas’ China Sales Slump 85% Due To Coronavirus

February 19, 2020

Via: Forbes

Topline: Germany’s sportswear giants Adidas and Puma have warned that China’s coronavirus outbreak will severely impact sales while one of Europe’s largest carmakers has resorted to flying parts in suitcases to keep its supply chain running. Adidas announced that its […]