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    Deep Dive

    What drone companies need to do to reach lofty delivery goals

    Zipline and Alphabet's Wing aim to scale up and reach more customers, but it will take more than their internal capabilities to secure long-term success and adoption.

    By March 29, 2023
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    FedEx slumps, Amazon slows and more takeaways from a top shipping index

    New U.S. parcel delivery data from Pitney Bowes outlines the extent of top carriers' volume declines, and what lies ahead for the sector.

    By March 28, 2023
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    Parcel logistics

    Parcel carriers are transforming and shippers are adapting in the face of both internal and external risks.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    DHL, FedEx and USPS among top brands impersonated in phishing scams

    Cybersecurity company Cloudflare's rankings underscore how the daily presence of logistics businesses in consumers' lives makes them a prime target for phishing scams.

    By March 27, 2023
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    5 keys for picking the perfect logistics partner

    Ensure that your perfect logistics partner has the experience, capabilities and quality service you need.

    March 27, 2023
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    Amazon aims to reduce grouped delivery issues

    The Risk Aware Delivery initiative uses data to prevent packages at higher risk for delivery errors from being part of a grouped stop.

    By March 24, 2023
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    Manna to commence US last-mile drone delivery trial

    The company aims to serve more than 10,000 residents in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by teaming up with real estate developer Hillwood.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Walmart’s Spark Driver platform ramps up delivery coverage

    The crowdsourced delivery provider now serves 15,000 pickup points and can reach 84% of U.S. households.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Amazon launches 2-hour delivery from select Rite Aid stores

    The service is available for Prime members living within the greater Newark, New Jersey and Burbank, California areas.

    By March 22, 2023
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    Kroger sees e-commerce as future profit engine

    The retailer is looking to its automation partnership with Ocado as a long-term play to transform the company in the next decade.

    By Sam Silverstein • March 21, 2023
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    JD.com plans a self-operating warehouse in California

    The e-commerce giant is looking to expand its presence in the U.S. and bring automation with it.

    By March 20, 2023
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    UNFI adds robots, scanning tech to its ‘transformation agenda’

    The wholesaler and retailer introduced SAE’s technology solutions at 18 distribution centers and plans to install the systems in more facilities throughout 2023 and 2024.

    By Peyton Bigora • March 20, 2023
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    BJ’s ‘last mile delivery model’ improves in-store order fulfillment process

    The service involves employees picking items for an order before handing them off to a same-day delivery provider.

    By March 20, 2023
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    5 trends for the future of devices in logistics and transportation

    Devices are the future of logistics and transportation. Here are five trends to get ahead of the curve.

    March 20, 2023
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    FedEx uses dynamic pricing to draw more from peak season surcharges

    The capability, which the company first launched in August, helped cushion the blow from declining volumes.

    By March 17, 2023
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    Can tech startups make food delivery less chaotic?

    Delivery services were a boon during the pandemic. Recently, tech startup leaders spoke about the parking and labor concerns that have followed.

    By Maylin Tu • March 16, 2023
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    Zipline to launch home delivery service using drone-droid combo

    Sweetgreen and Michigan Medicine are among the customers signed onto the service.

    By March 16, 2023
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    US Postal Service spends more on ground transport as it shifts away from air cargo

    Relying more on trucks than airplanes is one component in Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's wide-ranging plan to improve the agency's financial health.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Shopify execs say Deliverr is key in building fulfillment network distinct from Amazon

    An asset-light network of warehouse partners will help the company build its capabilities for merchants in a more cost-effective manner, its CFO said.

    By March 14, 2023
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    APM Mobile to invest $60M in rail infrastructure to serve inland markets

    The terminal operator will double its container capacity as more shippers opt for Gulf and East Coast ports.

    By March 13, 2023
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    How will DTC change the landscape of ecommerce growth over the next 3-5 years?

    To effectively compete in DTC channels, retailers must have real-time visibility across all inventory pools via an order management software mechanism.

    By Will Lovatt, VP and General Manager of Deposco Europe • March 13, 2023
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    Alphabet’s Wing expects drone network to deliver millions of packages by mid-2024

    The subsidiary of Google’s parent company aims to handle deliveries at a lower cost than ground transportation.

    By March 10, 2023
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    Amazon Air’s network shifts to FedEx, UPS’ hub-centric model: report

    The company has ramped up flights at its largest hubs while maintaining or shrinking activity at secondary locations.

    By March 9, 2023
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    Smaller parcel carriers leverage platform, software partnerships for growth

    Competing in digital spaces will be just as critical for FedEx and UPS competitors as expanding their presence in the physical world.

    By March 8, 2023
  • A cargo ship moves towards the Bayonne Bridge as it heads into port on October 13, 2021 in Bayonne, New Jersey.
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    DB Schenker inks deal with MSC to offer net-zero emission ocean shipments

    As part of the agreement, shippers can pay a surcharge to use sustainable fuels.

    By March 7, 2023
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    Target to roll out drive-up returns nationwide

    The retailer expects the offering will reduce expenses for mail-in returns and provide more resale opportunities.

    By March 6, 2023