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.
Walmart is reportedly making organizational changes as it continues to integrate its store, digital and omnichannel operations, according to a memo obtained by CNBC that was sent by CEO Doug McMillon to the retailer’s employees.
Dollar General welcomed employees, their families and local and state officials to celebrate the official grand opening of the company’s 16th distribution center in Longview, Texas. At full capacity, the state-of-the-art Longview facility is expected to employ more than 400 people and support approximately 1,000 Dollar General stores.
Wayfair’s James Savarese, chief operating officer, and John Mulliken, chief technology officer, are retiring from the company. In addition, Thomas Netzer and Allan Lyall, both currently executives in its European business, have received promotions.
Walmart plans to increase its investment in its supply chain logistics in China by about $1.2 billion, building or upgrading more than 10 logistics distribution centers over the next 10 to 20 years.
In spite of higher tariffs on Chinese-made products coming in mid-June, traffic at the nation’s major retail ports is expected to stay strong as retailers look to stock up for the back-to-school and holiday shopping seasons.
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.
Imports at the major retail container ports are forecast to rise as the summer and back-to-school shopping season approaches, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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.
Amazon is planning its first Mississippi fulfillment center, which will be located in Marshall County. The facility will create 850 full-time jobs. Employees at the fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship household consumer goods.
The Oneida Group has added to its leadership team with the appointment of three new executives, all of whom have extensive prior experience with the company. Bert Filice has been named president and chief sales officer. Mike Hanson and Mark Cymanski have been appointed svp/supply chain and vp/procurement, respectively.
Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels in October despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.