Logistics


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    LSO mulls expansion into Chicago and Atlanta as parcel volumes rise

    President and COO Sean O'Connor is preparing for another year of expansion, but getting more precise shipper forecasts for peak season is also a focus area.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    FedEx, Microsoft extend partnership to offer 'logistics as a service'

    The collaboration will leverage FedEx data to help companies optimize fulfillment.

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    Peak season management

    Navigating and managing peak season each year comes with unique challenges, particular against a backdrop of heavy consumer spending in online retail.

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    Nike says a 'sole train' helped mitigate supply chain disruptions

    In addition to fast-tracking product to Memphis by rail, the brand also added several distribution centers and deployed 1,000 robots.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Inventory restocking efforts push logistics real estate demand even higher: Prologis

    Tenants need to restock not only for inventory shortfalls, but to also build additional safety stock as well, CFO Tom Olinger said.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Neiman Marcus names supply chain chief to oversee $90M investment

    The department store retailer is working to overhaul operations and upgrade its systems and distribution centers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris and Sarah Zimmerman • Jan. 25, 2022
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    Passing on freight costs helps Lamb Weston's results amid logistics, labor pressures

    The company is placing a strong focus on transportation costs to fight input cost inflation. That means increasing product delivery rates and adjusting them more often to reflect the market.

    By Jan. 24, 2022
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    How Walmart GoLocal plans to stand out among delivery businesses

    GoLocal acts as a back-end delivery arm rather than a marketplace intermediary, which General Manager Harsit Patel said is a big differentiator.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    FedEx taps 3 charter vessels to start congestion bypass service

    The ships are loaded with 53-foot containers carrying goods from shippers looking to avoid bottlenecks at San Pedro Bay ports.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    Grocers are experimenting with delivery fees. Here are 8 key factors to consider.

    Experts said they expect — and encourage — grocers to continue testing strategies for dealing with delivery costs.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 18, 2022
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    Kroger levels up grocery delivery with Nuro's new autonomous vehicles

    The grocer will make deliveries in Houston using the tech company's third-generation model, which has twice as much cargo room, plus modular storage and new safety features.

    By Jeff Wells • Jan. 14, 2022
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    UPS to handle record 60M returns during peak shipping season

    As returns activity increases, reverse logistics have become a vital part of the retail playbook to build customer loyalty. But costs are climbing.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    Flytrex drones can fly over people, vehicles with new FAA approval

    The approval will allow Flytrex's delivery drones to travel up to one nautical mile and carry small goods to up to 10,000 households in North Carolina.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Walmart to expand in-home delivery to 30M households

    The retailer will build a fleet of fully electric vans to rapidly scale the premium service from the 6 million households it currently serves.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Kroger soft launches delivery service from Atlanta fulfillment center

    The grocer also opened a "spoke" site in Indianapolis as it continues to build out its Kroger Delivery service through a partnership with Ocado.

    By Jeff Wells • Jan. 4, 2022
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    White House delves into supply chain problems

    By the numbers: Biden reviews supply chain progress with task force

    The Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force touted progress in relieving port congestion, stocking store shelves and boosting the workforce.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Jan. 4, 2022
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    Chartered ships emerged in 2021 as a way to get around congestion

    Home Depot, Costco and Walmart were among the businesses which leased ships to take control of their supply chains.

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Amazon's logistics empire grows, matches up to FedEx and UPS

    The e-commerce giant rapidly expanded its fulfillment network this year to keep up with a pandemic-induced spike in demand.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Chico's to offer same-day delivery through Walmart GoLocal

    The service for GoLocal's first fashion client launched in select locations on Dec. 16, including Chicago and Fort Myers, Florida.

    By Maria Monteros • Dec. 22, 2021
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    Maersk to acquire Li & Fung's logistics unit for $3.6B

    The deal will grow Maersk's global warehouse footprint to more than 100 million square feet.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Big Lots plans 2 more distribution centers for bulky products

    The new facilities free up capacity at the company's five regional distribution centers, which were designed for carton flow rather than larger items such as furniture.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Coco, Segway create delivery bot for grocery orders

    The new units will launch at specialty grocer Erewhon's seven stores in California.

    By Sam Silverstein • Dec. 21, 2021
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    FedEx's hiring efforts get network back on track during peak season

    The company has onboarded 10,000 to 12,000 employees per week since Q2 after raising pay and adding benefits.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    Air cargo gave congestion-challenged shippers a lifeline in 2021

    Companies paid soaring rates to avoid port delays and mitigate production snags by taking to the skies.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    In 2021, shippers faced a year-long battle with squeezed trucking capacity, high freight rates

    Astronomical prices and challenges finding space pushed companies to change strategies – or double down.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Uber Eats to offer autonomous food delivery early this year

    Uber's partnership with Motional — which will launch in Santa Monica, California — aims to increase delivery reach while lowering labor costs.

    By Julie Littman • Dec. 16, 2021