Even though Americans spent $6.7 billion less at gas stations in January than they had two months earlier, the extra cash didn't get spent anywhere else: Retail sales, excluding gas, fell slightly from November to January.
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Managing extended sales channels — the distributors and resellers who deliver products to end customers — has been a largely intuitive process, relying on ‘hip pocket’ estimates, lacking in visibility and accountability, and too often isolated from central enterprise supply chain planning.
A months-long contract dispute at ports along the West Coast could spill thousands of miles inland, where two rail companies are raising concerns about shipping complications.
During his visit to India, President Obama unveiled plans to create jobs and boost the economic partnership between the U.S. and India.
The Ford Mustang is on its way to China.
The Obama administration's new guidelines regarding relations with Cuba take effect today, potentially opening the Caribbean nation to a wide range of American products.
Frictionless D2C ecommerce represents the best way forward for manufacturers to take advantage of the ever-increasing growth of online sales while still maintaining that sales through their existing retail partners aren’t negatively impacted.
As surface transportation markets have grown in importance to a range of businesses, they have begun to change in dramatic ways that are making carriers’ capacity, availability and adherence to shipping schedules more uncertain.
One of the largest beer brewers in the country is suing Kentucky to force the approval of a distributor's license.
If you're a driver, a shipper, or an airline, low oil prices sure feel nice. But there are downsides to the recent plunge in oil prices — for the oil industry and for the economy.
Manufacturers who’ve encouraged the use of mobile field service management applications have helped their dealers generate more revenue, increase profitability — and sell more equipment.
Recent declines suffered by Pepsi and Coke in Mexico underscore why the beverage industry is fighting tax proposals on sugary drinks in in San Francisco and nearby Berkeley.
Pepsi is launching a new line of naturally sweetened soda, exclusively through Amazon — a big move in an industry that has lagged in e-commerce.
The latest partnership for electronics component giant Digi-Key reinforces the trend of distributors working to enhance their value and distinguish themselves from the competition with unique, service-oriented offerings… including software.
A Wall Street Journal report is raising concerns that some products sold by the company are knock-offs. Vinita Nair reports on how counterfeits slip into the system, and why companies feel it hurts their brand.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is testing a delivery service that will, in effect, circumvent the need for third party carriers like UPS and FedEx.
The truth is there's no magic that gets a small business a deal with big companies. It takes good old-fashioned pavement pounding.
Amazon recently announced a new branch called AmazonSupply that aims to take on the role that industrial distributors have been doing for decades — supplying much-needed parts or MRO products to manufacturers in a timely, regular fashion. For manufacturers, it’s an intriguing new possibility.
In 2013, the FDA introduced new standards to ensure the public health of perishable food products that are being shipped, tracked and delivered. While the end result improves public safety and health, these standards present challenges for food distributors to ensure they have FDA-compliant processes, plans and technologies in place to avoid product recalls and fines.
Big Lots is now the official thrift outlet for Twinkies and other Hostess snack cakes.
As markets evolve, distribution companies need to innovate around customers, analytics and supply networks. To survive and thrive in the brave new world, many wholesale distribution companies need a wholesale evolution.
Ecovative Design, a company in Green Island, NY, turns agricultural waste and mushroom fibers into a styrofoam packaging replacement.
Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places.
Amazon.com said it's working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs. But the company says it will take years to advance the technology and for the Federal Aviation Administration to create the necessary rules and regulations.
The 20th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Provider CEOs, sponsored by Penske Logistics, revealed that despite a slow economy, North American CEOs have their sights set on growth, expecting their companies to increase revenues by an average of 14.6 percent over the next three years.
Some of the biggest gains in U.S. exports due to a widening U.S. production-cost advantage over leading Western European nations and Japan are likely to be seen in chemicals, machinery, and transportation equipment, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
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