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April retail sales show gains amid a cautious 2023 outlook
Commerce reported that April retail sales—at $686.1 billion—were up 0.4% compared to March and were up 1.6% annually. NRF reported that April retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6% over March and were up 2% on an unadjusted basis annually. And on a three-month moving average through April, NRF said that retail sales were up 3.7% annually on an unadjusted basis.

Improve fleet efficiency, optimize mileage to reduce Co2 emissions
Join experts from HERE and Metro AG as they discuss how to reduce supply chain risk and cost by introducing the right incremental changes.

Expanding Your Retail Horizons and How to Find the Right Fulfillment Services
Fulfillment services have largely been the domain of 3PLs, and needless to say, not all 3PLs are created equal when it comes to eCommerce expertise and omnichannel efficiency, and given the central role a fulfillment partner plays in the customer's journey and overall satisfaction, retailers cannot afford to choose a 3PL that lacks the means to meet their clients' expectations.

Top 7 Retail Distribution Models, Explained
There are many distribution models out there. And you shouldn’t stick to just one. You likely will need to employ a mix of these strategies to maximize both profits and consumer satisfaction. Remember, what works in one region, brand or channel may not work in another, and your current strategy is likely to shift in the future. You need to be agile. But all of these distribution models have one thing in common: you need the right tech stack...

Warehousing Answered: From Transaction to Value Added
How supply chain and delivery has become a core part of the consumer value proposition beyond function.

NRF’s 2023 retail sales forecast calls for growth mixed with challenges
In its forecast, NRF is calling for 2023 retail sales to see an annual increase between 4%-to-6%, coming in between $5.13 trillion-to-$5.23 trillion. This annual forecast, trails the 7% rate of annual retail sales growth seen in 2022, for a total of $4.9 trillion. And NRF said that the 2023 forecast tops the pre-pandemic, average annual retail sales growth rate of 3.6%.

The Retail Reset: 2023 Market Research Report
The retail industry has undergone a profound change in just a matter of only a few years.

Warehousing Answered: From Transaction to Value Added
How supply chain and delivery has become a core part of the consumer value proposition beyond function.

Procurement Power: How to Close your ESG Gap…Fast
A conversation with Antwaun Griffin, General Manager for Socially Responsible Purchasing, Amazon Business.

The Blue Dot Consumer: A Discussion with Ken Hughes
How the shifting values of today's modern consumer will impact the warehouse solutions of tomorrow.

Supply Chain, Retail and Forever Chemicals
Listen in as Rosemary Coates and Cally Edgren Director of Product Sustainability at Assent, discuss polyflurocarbons (PFAS) in our everyday personal use as well as the thousands of industrial uses.

January retail sales data is solid to kick off 2023
Commerce reported that January retail sales—at $697.0 billion—were up 3% compared to January and up 6.4% annually. NRF reported that its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants to focus on core retail, saw January increase 1.5% compared to December and a 4.8% increase on an unadjusted basis annually.

Sizing up the 2023 Retail Logistics Landscape with Jonathan Gold, NRF
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Jonathan Gold, Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, for the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Mitigating Risk before Investing in Supply Chain Warehouse Automation Technologies
Investing and implementing warehouse automation technologies in a logistics network can be costly and time-consuming, especially with challenges such as changing consumer buying habits, lack of supply chain visibility into the sustainability and profitability of new technologies, and the adaptation of existing infrastructure can be very problematic.

4 Logistic Secrets to Exceed Your Customer’s Expectations
In this white paper, we will share the secret ingredients that make an online marketplace highly successful and, most importantly, how to ensure your customers have a great experience, every single time.


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