supply chain

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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.

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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.

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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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Pandemic Accelerates Retail Trends In Supermarket Channel

COVID-19 has brought the supermarket channel to a crossroads, as a tried-and-true format that has been challenged to fundamentally adapt to a disrupted marketplace that could provide the sector some advantage but could severely penalize those that refuse to adjust to an altered reality.

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Amazon Expanding In Phoenix Metro Area

Amazon is planning to open 11 new sites across the Phoenix metro area by the end of 2020 to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations. The new sites are expected to create more than 3,000 new full- and part-time jobs.

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Lowe’s Expands Supply Chain Network

As part of its supply chain network expansion, Lowe’s will open a West Coast e-commerce fulfillment center in Mira Loma, California, in October 2020, which will offer faster shipping options direct to consumer.

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NRF: Retailers Cautious As Imports Decline

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.

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NRF: Retail Industry Working To Check Forced Labor

The U.S. government is sanctioning Chinese companies it accuses of complicity in human rights violations arising from Beijing’s actions toward Muslim minorities, including forced labor, and the National Retail Federation has joined other trade associations in publishing a statement about their policies and activities in response.

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NRF: Retail Imports Below Last Year’s Levels

Imports at major U.S. retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year’s levels into this fall as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: Pandemic’s Impact On Imports Easing 

The impact of COVID-19 at major U.S. retail container ports appears to be easing slightly, with projected imports remaining below last year’s levels but not as much as previously forecast, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Amazon Leasing More Cargo Planes

Air Transport Services Group, a provider of medium wide-body aircraft leasing, air transportation and related services, has agreed to lease 12 additional Boeing 767-300 converted freighter aircraft to Amazon.com Services.

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