supply chain

Retail
Amazon, IPR Center Launch Operation To Stop Counterfeits

The U.S. government’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and Amazon have launched a joint operation to prevent counterfeit goods from entering the U.S. and help protect American consumers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and DHL are also supporting the operation.

Retail
Amazon To Open Mississippi Fulfillment Center

Amazon plans to launch a new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Mississippi’s Madison County, creating more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs. The fulfillment center will be the first facility located in the state to feature Amazon’s innovative robotics technology.

Retail
NRF: Imports Peak As Retailers Prepare For Holidays

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.

Retail
Logistic Challenges Loom Over Holiday Shopping Season

This holiday season, getting products from vendors to customers could be a tough proposition, with major shippers already announcing surcharges and closing out service slots while international replenishment faces backups as retailers try to build inventory after having to deal with COVID-19 pandemic issues.

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NRF: Retailers Stocking Up Early For Holidays

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.

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Kroger Appoints Arreaga SVP/Supply Chain

Kroger’s Robert Clark, svp/supply chain, manufacturing and enterprise sourcing, is retiring after more than 35 years of service, effective February 1, 2021. Clark will be succeeded by Gabriel Arreaga, who is joining the company as svp/supply chain, starting October 1, 2020.

Cookware & Bakeware
Heightened Demand Pressures Cookware Supply Chain

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have spurred the growth of cookware and bakeware in a variety of ways, the category is now up against an increasing battle of supply and demand. Retailers of differing sizes have been looking to add to their assortments or bolster holiday offerings, but suppliers have been backing down, citing too much demand and not enough product.

Retail
NRF: Imports Rise As Retailers Prepare For Holidays

Imports rose to unexpected high levels this summer and may have hit a new record as the U.S. economy continues to reopen and retailers stock up for the holiday season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

Retail
Amazon Hiring For Fulfillment And Logistics Network

Amazon continues to provide opportunities for regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfillment and logistics network, and is hiring an additional 100,000 people throughout the U.S. and Canada on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Guerrero Chief Supply Chain Officer

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Juan Guerrero as svp/chief supply chain officer, effective immediately. Guerrero will report directly to COO and president of buybuy Baby, John Hartmann, and be responsible for leading the transformation and optimization of the company’s global supply chain network.

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