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Flexe’s Siebrecht Looks at the Intersection of Warehousing and E-Commerce
December 20, 2022
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews Karl Siebrecht, Co-Founder & CEO, for Seattle-based Flexe.
NRF’s holiday sales forecast optimistic, amid economic concerns
November 4, 2022
The holiday sales forecast numbers are encouraging, with NRF forecasting holiday retail sales for increase 6%-to-8% annually, coming in between $942.6 billion-to-$960.4 billion. In 2021, retail sales were up 13.5% compared to 2020, due likely to the timing of the pandemic in 2020, at $899.3 billion, setting a new all-time record. What’s more, it said that over the last 10 years, holiday retail sales have seen an average increase of 4.9%, with the caveat that pandemic-related spending over the last couple of years represented a large portion...
September retail sales steady, report Commerce and NRF
October 14, 2022
Commerce reported that September retail sales—at $684 billion—were flat compared to August while posting an 8.2% annual gain, and NRF said that in its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to focus on core retail, pointed to September retail sales increasing 0.3% over August and...
How Goods-to-Person Automation Addresses Variable Retail Fulfillment Challenges
October 3, 2022
The future is not guaranteed; if retail warehousing and distribution operations hadn’t figured that out before the pandemic, then they definitely know it now.
6 Ways FASTPICK Future-Proofs Retail Fulfillment Against the Unpredictable
October 3, 2022
Among the many global shortages, you’ve probably noticed there’s been a distinct lack of reliable crystal balls to help retailers and their warehousing and distribution operations gain better insights into a wildly varied and unpredictable future.
Promise and Potential – Robotics in Retail Distribution Centers
October 3, 2022
Robots are increasingly characterized as a panacea for numerous challenges in retail warehouses, but where does the hype end and reality begin? As with the adoption of all technologies, start with simple applications, learn from them and expand accordingly.
New Inventory Problems Expose Old Supply Chain Weaknesses
September 26, 2022
Companies are trying all manner of ways to rid themselves of bloated inventories at a time when they typically build inventory for the end-of-year holiday season. How did they find themselves in such a mess?
Commerce and NRF data points to retail sales growth in August
September 15, 2022
Commerce reported that August retail sales—at $683.3 billion—rose 0.3% compared to July, while posting a 9.1% annual increase. NRF said that in its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to focus on core retail, pointed to August retail sales increasing 0.1% over July and up 8% on an unadjusted basis annually.
Kroger’s E-Commerce Supply Chain Ecosystem
September 13, 2022
Kroger's Raul Bujalil will discus the impact of e-commerce on the grocery industry.
E-Commerce Trends for 2022 and 2023
August 24, 2022
The eCommerce industry is constantly evolving, and this year hasn’t been any different.
Delivering Seamless Omnichannel Guest Experiences with a Fully Integrated Digital Suite
May 19, 2022
SAP Commerce, SAP Marketing Cloud, and SAP Customer Data working in concert to seamlessly deliver an omnichannel experience to TGI Fridays guests no matter the device, channel, or source – both online and offline.
Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Why is the Supply Chain Broken?
May 19, 2022
On this episode, Stopwatch’s Meagan Bowman discusses why the CPG supply chain is broken, along with all things startup-related. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.
April retail sales are strong, reports Commerce and NRF
May 17, 2022
Commerce reported that April retail sales—at $677.7 billion—saw a 0.9% increase over March and an 8.2% annual gain. It also noted that total retail sales, from February 2022 through April 2022, increased 10.8% compared to the same period a year ago. Based on its Commerce’s data, retail sales have seen annual gains every month going back to March 2020. NRF said that in its calculation of retail sales, which excludes automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, to focus on core retail, pointed to sales...
Delivering an Omnichannel Experience to TGI Fridays Guests
May 16, 2022
In this case study, we explain how Pivotree, a long-time SAP Customer Experience System Integrator, delivered a seamless guest experience with a fully integrated digital suite for TGI Fridays.
Industry Experts Discuss the Strategic Management of Ecommerce Logistics
May 4, 2022
Shippers are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through the strategic management of ecommerce, especially as logistics professionals move out of their silos and into the c-suite - three industry experts further contend that walls will continue to be torn down before this disruption reaches an advanced and fully evolved stage.