Over the last year, the retail market has witnessed disruption of seismic proportions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. While a black swan event, the impact of the pandemic has been long lasting. Tremors from the economic slump that followed were ubiquitously felt across the retail supply chain, as logistics stakeholders struggled to stay on top of consumption trends.
Shippers today must contend with several headwinds that can sabotage operations, especially as delivery requirements set by big-box retailers tend to be strict. Shippers, be it in the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) or the perishables segment, face monumental challenges with finding capacity for their loads. Guidelines have gotten stricter over the years. Major big-box retailers like Walmart, Whole Foods, and Target Corporation set high delivery standards that mandate shippers to stay in line with the regulations to continue doing business with them.
Read more about actionable steps shippers need to take to work with major big-box retailers who set high delivery standards.
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