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U.S. to Launch Competition for Projects to End Modern Slavery

The United States will launch a competition in the coming weeks to find projects that will reduce modern slavery, which by one estimate affects nearly 46 million people around the world, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley announced last week. »


China's Taxes on Imported Cars Feed Trade Tensions With U.S.

A Jeep Wrangler can cost $30,000 more in China than in the United States - and the reasons illustrate a growing point of tension between the two countries. »


Inside Amazon's Battle to Break Into the $800Bn Grocery Market

"Very wasteful" isn't a phrase usually associated with Amazon.com Inc., which is so cost-conscious it once removed the light bulbs from its cafeteria's vending machines. But after spending several months analyzing the online retailer's grocery-shipping hubs back in 2014, that's exactly how a... »


Retail Store 'Bubble' Has Burst and CEOs Search for Answers

Once considered a competitive advantage, store footprints have now become a burden for many chains as more shopping moves online. This week, executives from several large retailers and online sellers, including Amazon.com Inc., were under the same roof at Shoptalk to discuss the future of retail -... »


FedEx Express Expands Overnight to 4,400 New Zip Codes

FedEx Corp. announced it has expanded its FedEx First Overnight service to more than 4,400 zip codes across the U.S. »


Shippers Look to Sails to Cut Fuel Costs

The world's biggest shipping company is harnessing the power of the wind to cut fuel usage by introducing sails to its fleet. »


Sigfox Spot'It Tags Provide Alternative to RFID Tracking

Global communications service provider Sigfox has released a tool for tracking the locations of goods at a low cost, that serves as an alternative to radio frequency identification or GPS. »


Transpod Targets 2020 for Deployment of Freight-Based Hyperloop

Imagine you could travel from Montreal to Toronto in 30 minutes after buying a ticket to ride inside an aluminum pod that travelled at high speed inside a low-pressure tube. »


U.S. Ports Apprehensive About Trump's Budget

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has voiced its concern over the potential of significant declines for most federally funded, port-related programs in President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget. »


Adidas Banks on Sports as Lifestyle to Drive U.S. Sales

Adidas set a target last week for sales in North America to rise by almost half by 2020, predicting strong demand will continue for fashion sneakers after its retro Superstar was the top selling shoe in the U.S. market in 2016. »


Prince Charles Turns to Chocolate to Tackle Deforestation

Prince Charles's new environmental push has a sweeter taste. The heir to the British throne, known for disclosing his carbon footprint, is turning to chocolate to help protect the world's forests. »


Competition among the major EPC firms is at an all-time high.

Today's landscape for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies working in the oil and gas sphere is mired with project complexity, rising costs, exposed risk and low oil & natural gas prices. »


U.S. Bound Ocean Imports Fell in February Amid China Slowdown

China's exporting slowdown weighed heavily on U.S. seaborne trade last month, dragging down inbound volumes at major gateways from Southern California to Virginia. »


How a New Dock-to-Dish System Hopes to Track Your Seafood in Real Time

Thanks to the farm-to-table movement and the work of a generation of chefs, cooks, farmers and other producers, we've opened the window to the source of much of our food. We often know the farm where the turnips and lettuces on our plate come from, the fields where the cows or sheep grazed, even... »


U.N. Bolsters Supply Chains to Prepare for Next Pandemic

The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) wants to improve its response to disease outbreaks by increasing visibility in supply chains. »


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