The International Housewares Association is urging its members to contact their congressional representatives and ask them to support H.R. 5524, the Packages Overseas Subsidy Termination or POST Act, which is under consideration in the United States House of Representatives.
The National Retail Federation has responded to a list of $200 billion of Chinese imports targeted for new tariffs that was released by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, emphasizing that those taxes will hurt families across the U.S.
Traffic at the nation’s largest ports remains high with new monthly records predicted for the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Walgreens Boots Alliance has completed the previously announced agreement to acquire a 40% minority stake in Sinopharm Holding GuoDa Drugstores Co., Ltd. (GuoDa), a leading retail pharmacy chain in China.
Despite facing the possibility of additional tariffs on goods from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to grow throughout the summer, according to a recent Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
In an effort to establish fairer small package shipping rates, Congressman Kenny Marchant, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced House Resolution 5524, as reported April 17 by HomeWorld Business, a bill intended to end the U.S. Postal Service practice of subsidizing inbound international shipments of parcels weighing less than two kilograms, or 4.4 pounds.
Texas Congressman Kenny Marchant has introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that directs the U.S. Secretary of State and Postal Service to address inequities in delivery charges for small package shipments to consumers in the U.S., particularly deliveries originating internationally such as from China.
Hard as it is to believe, a factory in China can ship a small package containing a housewares item using the United States Postal Service to a U.S. consumer at a significant discount to the rate charged that an American business shipping domestically pays— and that has some people up in arms.
E-commerce analytics firm One Click Retail has identified five key trends driving sales at Amazon.com, pointing out factors that are impacting the home goods sector.
Spectrum Brands is partnering with China e-commerce giant JD.com to bring several of the former’s brands to the Chinese marketplace.
Walmart is making a strategic investment of $50 million in New Dada, China’s largest local on-demand logistics and grocery e-commerce platform.
As part of its 2016 investment community meeting, Wal-Mart Stores said it plans to outline the company’s strategic framework to its omnichannel strategy, which includes continued investment in digital products and integration of Jet.com into more comprehensive Internet operations.