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  • October retail sales see gains

    Commerce reported that October retail sales, at $511.5 billion, were up 0.8% compared to September, with a 4.6% increase compared to October 2017. Retail trade sales were up 0.9% compared to September and up 4.3% annually, and non-store retailers, which include e-commerce sales, rose 12.1%. NRF reported that October retail sales increased 0.4% compared to September, with a 5.6% annual increase on an unadjusted basis.
  • Can IoT Enhance Logistics Tracking?

    The IoT has also quickly become an integral part of supply chains. It provides us with the advantage of using systems already in place, such as our smartphones or supply chain execution platforms, to expand our capabilities for more responsive and manageable supply networks.
  • Truckload and intermodal rates see strong gains in October, according to Cass and Broughton report

    Pricing for both truckload and intermodal freight movements were again strong in October, according to data in the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.
  • Emerge receives $20 million in seed money from Greycroft Partners

    Earlier today, Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain stakeholders, announced it has raised $20 million in a seed round, which was led Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and New York, in addition to participation from other investors as well.
  • Diesel average declines for fourth consecutive week, EIA reports

    With a 2.1-cent decline, the current national diesel average is $3.317. This follows declines of 1.7-cents, 2.5-cents, and 1.4-cents, respectively, over the prior three weeks.
  • UPS announces expansion plans for its UPS Worldwide Express service

    UPS announced this week that it has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express service to 14 new countries in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Africa (ISMEA), the Americas and Europe.
  • New White Paper focuses on the ABC’s of Anti-Dumping/Countervailing Duties

    While the U.S. government has always prioritized protection of U.S. companies against imports that are sold at below market prices, or unfairly subsidized, the Trump administration clearly intends to raise the bar with regard to trade policy enforcement.
  • Getting to S&OP Success

    Download Getting to S&OP Success today and identify the attitudes, practices and specialized resources best-in-class companies have found so rewarding.
  • 11th Annual Material Handling Professional Salary Survey

    Materials handling professionals are as committed as ever to advancing the industry— although there is still plenty of room for young faces in this lucrative and fulfilling career.
  • Convey survey addresses heightened consumer expectations for deliveries

    Data for the Convey survey, entitled “Last Mile Delivery: What Shoppers Want and How to #SaveRetail,” was based on feedback from 1,508 consumers, with questions focusing on delivery expectations and preferences with the goal of understanding what aspects of delivery consumers found most important, according to Convey. This is the third year Convey has conducted this survey.

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