Imports likely saw their busiest “peak season” on record this summer and fall as retailers replenished inventories and stocked up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
To boost its capacities in the Midwest, Dollar General plans to build a combination dry and DG Fresh distribution center in Blair, NE.
Imports reached an all-time high this summer as retail sales bounced back from the pandemic and merchants replenished inventories and stocked up early for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
An early proponent of buy online pick up in store, Best Buy is again looking to expand the role of its stores in the distribution and fulfillment process, the company revealed in its second quarter conference call.
Imports at major U.S. retail container ports during 2020 are expected to see their lowest total in four years as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the U.S. economy continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
In the aftermath of consumer panic buying of items such as toilet paper and sanitizing supplies, a massive need for trucks to help restock stores has shrunk the capacity available for other products leading to an historically tight trucking market that has dropped 20% in volume in the past two weeks although high-demand goods are still soaking up specific transportation capacity, according to ABI Research.
Amazon has been dealing with coronavirus complications in its distribution system including, for example, the closure of a New York City fulfillment center in the borough of Queens that had not reopened by press time as the company works to sanitize the facility after a worker tested positive for COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, Amazon has alerted its marketplace and vendor partners that it will prioritize critical household goods, particularly staples and medicines, in response to developments.
Widgeteer has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Sagaform, a Scandinavian manufacturer of tabletop and housewares, as of April 1. Widgeteer is a Crystal Lake, IL-based housewares manufacturer and marketing supplier.
Ace Hardware has appointed Kirk Armstrong to the position of vp/distribution and supply chain innovation. Armstrong will report directly to Lori Bossmann, evp/chief supply chain officer.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to hit their highest level of the year in November just before additional tariffs take effect in December, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports remained strong in August as retailers and product suppliers looked to beat a new wave of tariffs that took effect September 1.
With President Trump saying he plans to both increase and broaden tariffs on goods from China, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to see unusually high levels the remainder of this spring and through the summer, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Corelle Brands, whose houseware brands include Pyrex, Snapware and Corelle, said it is moving a portion of its manufacturing and distribution operations to the Chickasaw Trails Industrial Park in Marshall County, Mississippi, according to a recent news report.
Walmart continues to expand its portfolio of high-tech distribution centers. This July, a Walmart supply chain first is coming to Colton, CA. A newly built, 340,000-square-foot high-tech consolidation center will be the first in Walmart’s supply chain to receive, sort and ship freight.
Following months of record growth, the level of imports at the nation’s ports have slowed, according to a report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
As retail sales remain strong, traffic at the nation’s container ports continues to grow as well, according to the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.