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Consumers don’t think about shopping and say, “I want an omnichannel experience.” But their expectation is that shopping will be seamless between stores and devices. So if omnichannel is an industry-created term, what does it mean? At Retail’s BIG Show, executives from Macy’s, Kohl’s, Hudson Bay and GS1 tried to answer that question. While retailers […]

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From product development to creative marketing to delivery, millions of retail workers across the supply chain helped create, market, sell and deliver those perfect holiday gifts for shoppers around the world this holiday season. As customers are wrapping up their last-minute gift purchases today, those of us at NRF wanted to take the opportunity to […]

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Over 420 million packages will be shipped this holiday season. But reindeer alone aren’t enough to help Santa deliver all those gifts and goodies on time. Behind the holiday magic is America’s transportation infrastructure system, which is critical to ensuring that holiday packages get where they need to be and when they need to be […]

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Transparency and good governance are key elements for retailers to ensure a responsible supply chain. This is very evident when considering responsible mineral sourcing, especially as retailers comply with regulations impacting products containing diamonds and other minerals. While there has been a concerted public and private effort to ensure retailers’ products meet these requirements, the […]

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We are just one week away from the expiration of yet another contract extension between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX). Their contract, which covers operations at 14 container port terminals stretching from Maine to Texas, was originally set to expire on September 30, 2012. The parties agreed to […]

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As the nation’s shipping community, from auto manufacturers and farmers to retailers and truckers, prepares for the highly anticipated supply chain disruption this coming Sunday, December 29, there is an 11th hour move – orchestrated by Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service – designed to bring the union and management together one last time to avert […]

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At 12:01 AM on Sunday, December 30, 2012, 15 container ports along the East and Gulf Coast– stretching from Maine to Texas – will immediately shut down if an agreement isn’t made between the International Longshoremen’s Association, who represent the dockworkers, and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd., who represent the terminal managers. The two […]

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For two days, retail supply chain professionals met at the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit to discuss the most pressing challenges facing the industry and to connect with peers, experts and partners in the community. Throughout all the presentations, networking events, and side conversations, I kept hearing the same word—“collaboration.” In such a complex industry, […]

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In the retail supply chain, it’s essential to know what’s going on and what is where at any given moment. At the Global Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta today, Greg Johnsen, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder, GT Nexus, described how cloud technology isn’t just a new way to store information, but a game changer for […]

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They say that within every challenge lies an opportunity, and that makes this an interesting time to be a supply chain professional. The industry is facing plenty of challenges right now, outlined this morning by Corey Tyler, Senior Director, Transportation at Menlo Worldwide Logistics at the NRF Global Supply Chain Summit in Atlanta. First off, […]

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