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Macy's Plans to Put Billion Dollars Into Omnichannel, Online Retailing

Macy's Plans to Put Billion Dollars Into Omnichannel, Online Retailing

Macy's is putting its money where its mouth is, promising to invest up to $1bn in technology and infrastructure to support online and omnichannel efforts. »


Would Scottish Independence From UK Sink Its Maritime Fortunes?

A vote for independence from the UK would have a negative effect on the Scottish shipping and offshore maritime sector, according to a survey by international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens. »


Foreign-Trade Zone Imports and Exports Record New Highs in 2013

The value of exports from America's foreign-trade zones increased by 13.7 percent in 2013, to a record high $79.5bn in merchandise exported, according to figures released by the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Board in its Annual Report to Congress. At $835.8bn, the 2013 value of received merchandise into... »


Why Aren't More Women Working at Top Levels in Supply Chain Management?

Why Aren't More Women Working at Top Levels in Supply Chain Management?

Women account for 37 percent of students enrolled in university supply chain courses, but only 5 percent of top-level supply chain positions at Fortune 500 companies are filled by women, according to SCM World. In comparison, women hold 15 percent of all executive officer positions at Fortune 500... »


Voluntary Sustainability Standard Developed for Small-Appliance Industry

The first voluntary U.S. sustainability standard for small appliances and floor care appliances has been released, intended to help portable and floor care appliance manufacturers evaluate the environmental sustainability of their products. »


Van, Refrigerated Freight Rates Remain Strong, Unchanged

Firm capacity and demand on the spot truckload freight market made for stable rates during the week ending August 23, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. The total number of posted van, refrigerated, and flatbed loads decreased 1.4 percent while the available... »


Airfreight Shows Slight Decline in August, Ocean Freight Picture Improves in Same Period

Uncertainty in the global market continues as the latest Stifel Logistics Confidence Index indicates a dip of 0.4 points in the overall measurement to 55.7. While the present situation remained positive, gaining 1.2 points from July to 53.5, the expected situation for the next six months stumbled... »


American Airlines Cargo Breaks Ground on Pharmaceutical Hub in Philadelphia

American Airlines Cargo Breaks Ground on Pharmaceutical Hub in Philadelphia

American Airlines Cargo has started construction of a dedicated pharmaceutical handling facility in Philadelphia. »


Canada Seeks to Lure U.S. Businesses with Lower Corporate Taxes

With Burger King planning to relocate there after completing its buy of coffee-and-donut chain Tim Hortons for about $11.4bn, Canada is emerging as the latest tax haven for U.S. firms fleeing a high tax code at home. »


Best Buy's Disappointing Sales Emblematic of Difficulties Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Face

Big-box electronics giant Best Buy reported sagging second-quarter sales Tuesday amid increasingly intense competition from rival retailers. The company's comparable sales dipped 2 percent in the U.S., though it still managed to post $146m in profit, largely thanks to a long-term cost-cutting... »


Chew on This: RFID Helps Mondelez Market Gum in Brazil

Multinational company Mondelez is employing an innovative solution to market its Trident brand of chewing gum in Brazil. »


Farmers and Their Crops Wait for Transport as Crude Oil Monopolizes N.D. Rail

Farmers and Their Crops Wait for Transport as Crude Oil Monopolizes N.D. Rail

The furious pace of energy exploration in North Dakota is creating a crisis for farmers whose grain shipments have been held up by a vast new movement of oil by rail, leading to millions of dollars in agricultural losses and slower production for breakfast cereal giants like General Mills. »


Globe Tracker Teams With Refrigerated Transport for Reefer Management

Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE), a developer of products for the intermodal refrigerated container industry, is partnering with Globe Tracker International (GTI), a provider of tools for global trade data sharing, autonomous asset tracking and data analytics. »


YRC Freight Upgrades Three Terminals to Distribution Centers

YRC Freight has upgraded three of its terminals to full distribution-center status. »


CEVA Logistics Expands Operation in Los Angeles

CEVA Logistics Expands Operation in Los Angeles

CEVA Logistics has expanded its freight-management operation in the Los Angeles area. »


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