Logistics


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    Walmart GoLocal expands delivery to 1,600 locations

    Expanding its service to more locations should help GoLocal operate more efficiently as it competes with other same-day delivery providers.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Expedited drayage, airfreight helps Sovos tackle ocean congestion

    The owner of brands such as Rao's pasta sauce is also adding to its domestic manufacturing footprint to wield greater control over its supply chain.

    By May 20, 2022
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    The Supply Chain Dive Outlook on 2022

    While supply chain woes aren't expected to disappear in 2022, this year could mark a turning point.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
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    SpartanNash inks delivery and distribution deal with DoorDash

    DoorDash will become a delivery option for the grocery company's stores and independent retail clients, while SpartanNash will begin supplying DashMart online convenience stores.

    By Jeff Wells • May 19, 2022
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    Boxed says FedEx agreement will lower delivery costs, expand weekend service

    The deal will help FedEx grow its e-commerce customer base and boost weekend package volumes.

    By May 16, 2022
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    2 big keys to meeting today's warehouse demands

    Modern fulfillment demands are complicated but adapting your warehouse is easier than ever. Here’s how.

    May 16, 2022
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    Robomart, Unilever link up to reinvent the ice cream truck

    Robomart says its model cuts out typical e-commerce steps that can be a hassle for customers, like building baskets, checking out, choosing a delivery window and communicating with drivers.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • May 13, 2022
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    Albertsons expands Uber delivery to more than 2K stores

    The expansion with Albertsons marks the third-party delivery platform’s latest move beyond restaurants and ride-sharing.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • May 11, 2022
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    'Trade is holding steady': Los Angeles port has yet to see impact of Shanghai lockdowns

    The Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan has helped prioritize Southern California-bound cargo and mitigate disruptions, according to the Port of Los Angeles.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Delivery partners key for Papa Johns amid staffing hurdles

    While driver shortages weigh on Pizza Hut and Domino's, Papa Johns has leveraged delivery aggregators to fulfill peak demand.

    By Julie Littman • May 10, 2022
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    Shopify buys Deliverr for $2.1B to accelerate fulfillment network expansion

    The planned acquisition is a new step in Shopify's bid to build an end-to-end logistics platform. 

    By May 6, 2022
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    Sherwin-Williams deploys private fleet to ease supplier transportation snarls

    The paint maker is also prioritizing certain products and formulations "to make the most of the raw materials that are available to us," said CEO John Morikis.

    By May 3, 2022
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    UPS to deploy RFIDs through 100 facilities this year

    The initiative using RFID tags will eliminate 20 million manual scans daily for UPS employees loading its package cars.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Disruption has fundamentally altered the shipper-3PL relationship

    Adaptation and bold sourcing strategies are key for logistics leaders to ensure they're getting the best value. 

    By Matthew Beckett • April 27, 2022
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    UPS encounters unexpected drop in parcel volumes as e-commerce growth slows

    Despite the drop, UPS' per-package revenue increased as it follows its strategy of prioritizing more profitable deliveries over pure volume growth.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Truckload rates expected to plateau in Q2 as demand cools

    Spot rates are falling, but contractual pricing power remains with the carriers.

    By April 25, 2022
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    Amazon to expand fulfillment reach with 'Buy with Prime'

    The new initiative will allow non-affiliated sellers to use the e-commerce giant's distribution services.

    By Daphne Howland • April 22, 2022
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    Joann paid $35.3M more for ocean freight to free up stranded containers

    "Significantly higher" container rates, transloading fees and demurrage tripled the retailer's freight costs from the previous quarter.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Seattle-area grocer launches all-electric delivery fleet

    The systems that cool the vans' batteries keep their cargo areas cold, taking away the need for conventional refrigeration technology, according to van owner and operator PacWesty.

    By Sam Silverstein • April 21, 2022
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    Expedited shipping lanes gain momentum as congestion persists

    One freight forwarder said the services are oversubscribed as shippers look for speed and reliability in ocean shipping.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Amazon to levy 5% fuel and inflation surcharge for fulfillment services

    The surcharge, a first for Fulfillment by Amazon, comes after the e-commerce giant already hiked fees in January to help offset higher operating costs.

    By April 14, 2022
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    China backlog, rising dwell times pose threat to Port of Los Angeles rebound

    The issues loom as cargo volumes are rising at the port, with more imports on the way.

    By April 13, 2022
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    How Lowe's retooled its logistics network to meet pandemic demand

    Leveraging coastal holding facilities and shifting to a market delivery model are two pillars in the company's strategy, said Don Frieson, EVP of supply chain.

    By April 13, 2022
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    With Shanghai at a standstill, supply chain problems are compounding

    Concerns are rising that Shanghai's lockdown is only the beginning of months-long challenges. 

    By April 12, 2022
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    Chewy pursues lower transport costs with new freight service

    The online retailer is also taking steps to place inventory near fulfillment centers to improve product availability.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Kroger to supply restaurants with next-day delivery service

    The grocer, which has been rapidly expanding its fulfillment capabilities, is positioning its new business unit as a supplier for small and independent restaurant operators.

    By Jeff Wells • April 12, 2022