United States retail sales showed gains in October, according to data issued this week by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF). Commerce reported that October retail sales, at $526.5 billion, were up 0.3% compared to September and up 3.1% annually. And it added that total retail sales for the
A report issued today by project44, a Chicago-based technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, takes a deep dive into how the ongoing emergence of on-demand delivery apps, in tandem with an increasing number of same-day delivery options,
The ideal materials handling is no handling at all. After all, every time you touch an item, it costs money. What’s more, in the home appliance space—think washers, dryers, refrigerators and the like—the more you touch an item, the greater the likelihood of damage to products that consumers expect in pristine condition. Take an inside
While global e-commerce giant Amazon, for good reason, receives more than its fair share of headlines for its ongoing initiatives to expand its logistics presence into a key service offering and competitive differentiator, it is not entirely alone as a large global ubiquitous player making noticeable strides in the logistics sector, at least not yet.