Content about Supply Chain

April 14, 2014

The National Retail Federation is urging maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.

April 8, 2014

Import volume at major U.S. retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1% in April 2014, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

April 7, 2014

Casey’s General Stores has selected Softeon’s warehouse managements ystem (WMS), as well as its load planning, yard management, and labor management applications, to improve efficiency and accuracy of its DC operations and drive additional throughput from existing DCs to enable them to support addition of new retail stores in the same physical footprint.

April 7, 2014

Sears Holdings announced that William Hutchinson will join the company as senior VP and president, supply chain.

April 4, 2014

Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight is introducing a line of end-to-end e-commerce solutions.

April 2, 2014

Discount supermarket operator Aldi has acquired a 55-acre site in Moreno Valley, Calif., on which it will build its Southern California regional headquarters.

April 1, 2014

Casey’s General Stores plans to break ground on the company’s second distribution center in November 2014.

April 1, 2014

The Society for Research of Synergies (SRS) and its company members will place their supply network onto the GT Nexus platform to optimize global transportation costs representing $247.7 million per year.

March 28, 2014

PetSmart on Friday celebrated the opening of a new distribution center in Berks County, Pa.

March 27, 2014

EBay Enterprise, an EBay company, will open a new fulfillment center in Ontario, Canada, in second quarter 2014.

March 27, 2014

Manhattan Associates announced that Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer in the hard surface flooring market, has selected Manhattan Associates' transportation management system (TMS) and warehouse management System (WMS) solutions to unify its distribution systems under a robust platform that will support the company's growth.

March 27, 2014

Wal-Mart showcased its futuristic truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky.

March 26, 2014

Crowd-sourced delivery company Kanga has launched a new iPhone and Android app that will place on-demand delivery options in the hands of local customers.

March 24, 2014

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has named Brian D. Hancock to the position of senior VP supply chain. Hancock will report to Howard R. Levine, chairman and CEO.

March 21, 2014

E-commerce solution provider Canada Post and and e-commerce integrator Thinkwrap Commerce have launched new collaboration designed to simplify and accelerate incorporation of Canada Post's shipping data into Oracle Commerce.

March 14, 2014

Amazon said it will open a 1-milllion-sq-.ft. distribution center in Kent, Wash., which will be its fourth in Washington state.

March 10, 2014

Michael West has joined Neiman Marcus Group Inc as senior VP, distribution, logistics and fulfillment.

March 10, 2014

Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 12.4% in March 2014 as retailers begin to stock up for the spring and the summer season, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

March 7, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch is reportedly planning to rebrand its Hollister banner as a fast-fashion retailer.

March 6, 2014

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. has signed a lease with Duke Realty Corp for a 743,000-sq.-ft., automated, direct-to-consumer fulfillment center in West Jefferson, Ohio, to support its growing e-commerce operations.

March 3, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by former Amazon warehouse workers that could determine whether companies have to compensate employees for time spent undergoing end-of the-shift security searches.

February 28, 2014

The Home Depot has named Craig Menear president, U.S. retail, effective immediately.

February 19, 2014

Kirkland's announced that Todd Weier, senior VP of logistics, plans to leave the company.

February 18, 2014

Beall’s has selected replenishment and profiling solutions from JustEnough Software Corporation, a provider of demand management solutions for retail, wholesale and direct-to-consumer businesses worldwide.

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