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The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

The Giant Is Coming: The True Cost of Amazon to Australia's Retailers and Workers

Down Dandenong way, on the outskirts of Melbourne, Amazon is staking out a beachhead for the invasion. »


Toymakers Say There Is 'Widespread Panic' Following Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

Toymakers Say There Is 'Widespread Panic' Following Toys "R" Us Bankruptcy

Within hours of Toys "R" Us's bankruptcy filing last month, the maker of Max Tow Truck and Animal Babies Nursery sounded a financial alarm of its own: Jakks Pacific, the company said, expected to swing to a loss this year as a result of the mega-retailer's bankruptcy. »


Ikea Enters 'Gig Economy' by Acquiring TaskRabbit

Ikea, the Swedish home goods retailer, says it has agreed to acquire TaskRabbit, a company known for, among other things, sending tool-wielding workers to rescue customers befuddled by build-it-yourself furniture kits. »


Malls, a Struggling Symbol of Suburban America, Could Help Ease the Housing Crisis

In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 homes, boutique retail space and a concert venue. »


Wal-Mart Tries to Take Jet.com Upscale

One year after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. bought Jet.com for $3.3bn, shoppers will get a glimpse of how it hopes to use the startup to battle Amazon.com Inc. »


Q&A: Developing Smart Partnerships to Reduce Waste

Q&A: Developing Smart Partnerships to Reduce Waste

Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified industrial manufacturer and 2017 Environmental Leader Award winner, is moving steadily toward zero waste-to-landfill for its sites. Already, in Galway on the western side of Ireland, the company's Thermo King plant no longer sends anything to the dump. »


Freight Startup Flexport Raises $110M, Turns Down $1Bn Valuation

Flexport, the shipping logistics company that launched in San Francisco just four years ago, is set to close a $110m Series C funding round. The investment values the company at $910m post money, says Wesley Chan, managing director at Menlo Park VC firm Felicis Ventures, an early investor in... »


Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico

Mountains of Aid Are Languishing on the Docks in Puerto Rico

Thousands of cargo containers bearing millions of emergency meals and other relief supplies have been piling up on San Juan’s docks since last week. »


Auto Investment in U.S. by Global Manufacturers Underwhelms Despite Trump's Push

Auto Investment in U.S. by Global Manufacturers Underwhelms Despite Trump's Push

When it comes to investments by global automakers in the U.S., 2017 is shaping up to be nothing special - even after President Donald Trump's threats to heavily tax cars shipped from abroad. »


Logistics Sector Cheers May's Support for Brexit Transition Period

The U.K.'s Freight Transport Association (FTA) welcomed Prime Minister Teresa May's call last week for a transition period as a key priority for Brexit negotiations. But, as May's Tories grip on power continues to erode against an ascendant Labor party, the prime minister's pragmatic turn might be... »


Apple Is Counting on This Star Exec to Reboot Its Sales in China

Apple Is Counting on This Star Exec to Reboot Its Sales in China

She was promised dinner. In early 2008, Apple CEO Steve Jobs asked Isabel Ge Mahe over to his house to talk and share a meal. »


Former Atlanta CPO Admits Taking Bribes From Supplier

A former chief procurement officer for the City of Atlanta has admitted accepting payments in exchange for helping a vendor win city contracts. »


Terminal Operators Seek Changes to Los Angeles Clean Air Plan

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), a non-profit group that represents West Coast terminal operators and shipowners, has called for changes to the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) put forward by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. »


Deliv Expands Across U.S., Takes Macy's, Best Buy, Others Along

In a move that it says puts it on equal footing with Prime Now's domestic coverage, crowdsourced same-day delivery provider Deliv has expanded to 1,400 U.S. cities in 33 markets, up from 19 markets previously - allowing retail customers like Macy's and Best Buy to greatly increase the range of... »


3rd China Air Logistics Development Conference and Exhibition 2018 will be held in Beijing in March next year

The Silk Road Economic Belt will link China with Europe through Central and Western Asia, while the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road will connect China with Southeast Asian countries, Africa and Europe. Known collectively as “One Belt, One Road” initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, it... »


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