Operations & Supply Chain

Articles on the topic of Operations & Supply Chain.

  1. Trends & External Forces
Working with the London Borough of Hackney, Amazon has launched its first UK micromobility hub for more sustainable deliveries in Central London. E-cargo bikes and walkers from the facility, along with Amazon’s electric fleet already on London’s roads, will make over five million deliveries a year across more than 10% of the city’s Ultra Low […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Wincanton has made a multimillion-pound investment in autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technology to accelerate its ecommerce capabilities. This new fleet of 48 collaborative robots gives the supply chain firm greater… The post Wincanton announces multimillion-pound robotics investment to bolster ecommerce capabilities appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
*80% of retailers have been hit with supply problems in the last year; *52% of shops and ecommerce brands have experienced stockouts, resulting in a loss of sales; *Supply crisis has added 23% to retailers’ costs over the last year and 51% have put up prices as a result; * Results are from a new […]
  1. Media & Marketing
In this episode, Sri & PVSB engage in some rank punditry as they explore the state of the CPG/Retail industry half way into 2022. Topics they cover: State of omnichannel – ecommerce or store – who is winning?  Implosion of immediate delivery vertical The emergence of live streaming & video  Influence of digital content on […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Home furnishings retailer Wayfair will be part of a six-week autonomous delivery pilot this July and August along the I-45 corridor between Houston and Dallas. J.B. Hunt Transport Services will deploy the Waymo Driver solution, and will use J.B. Hunt 360 technology to automate processes such as check calls and transactions. “Real-time testing with customers […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ron Johnson, CEO and co-founder of Enjoy Technology Back in 2016, Ron Johnson was asked in a fireside chat at Shoptalk about the biggest mistake he had ever made. His response: “Going to JCPenney.” Prior to his failed stint as JCPenney’s CEO, Johnson was riding high as the chief architect of the Apple Retail concept […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The disruption and shifting demands of the past 24 months have elevated retail’s focus on the “consumer experience,” as e-commerce transformed the way retailers do business and forced large-scale technology adoption and innovation. But while it may seem like the shift to experience-focused retail delivery happened overnight, these changes were already underway, even before the […]
  1. Channel: Mass
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — More than 1,100 businesses from across the country pitched their products made, grown or assembled in the United States to Walmart and Sam’s Club merchants at Walmart’s ninth annual Open Call on June 30. Preliminary results indicate that more than 330 of those pitches resulted in a deal for businesses to sell […]
  1. Corporate Finance
Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Dockworkers and West Coast port operators are pledging to negotiate in good faith with the goal of reaching an agreement quickly on a new contract. Those dependent on the success of these negotiations, like retailers and transportation companies, are not so optimistic after a couple of years of continual supply chain disruptions.
  1. Department: Nonfood
Household Income Distribution in the U.S. Visualized as 100 Homes Income inequality and wealth disparity have been frequent topics of conversation, even before the pandemic upended the economy. Now, rising inflation and interest rates, and a possible recession on the horizon are bringing these societal divides into sharp focus. In the above visualization, U.S. households […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Ikea is currently undergoing the biggest digital transformation in its almost 80-year history. “We are realistic. We know that the first thing that springs to mind are “big blue boxes” when people think of us, and not technology or digital innovation,” says co-Chief Digital Officer Wim Blaauw. “When I joined the digital organisation two years […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
As the pandemic has had unforeseen impacts on beverage manufacturing, experts note that advanced palletizing systems have helped warehouse operations increase efficiencies while bringing returns on investment.
  1. Media & Marketing
When you think of challenger brands, you’d be forgiven for associating them with scrappy startups and companies so small that agility doesn’t come with compromise. Because the essence of being a challenger is often associated with the underdog and overtaking market leaders with smart strategy, it’s easy to align their characteristics with rising stars. While […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The pandemic sucks. Bold statement. I know, I know. Our relationship with COVID-19 feels like the most toxic relationship you could imagine. Once we think we’re close to done with cancellations, quarantines and masks, one of those pesky little variants pops up and forces itself back into our lives. We grab our belongings (I imagine […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
We’ve all noticed many of the things we buy are in short supply. From our favorite foods to furniture, items that once seemed to be in abundance on store shelves or online are out of stock and often come with lengthy waitlists. Pandemic-induced supply chain plagues — like chip shortages, labor shortages, and backlogged cargo […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Retail employees are seeking better workplace technology solutions to manage their availability, holiday and pay, according to research by Fourth. The company’s new whitepaper is built on two surveys. One was of 502 retail workers in the UK, and the second was of 251 HR, digital transformation, IT, finance and operations decision makers at senior […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Once again authored by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney in partnership with CSCMP and Penske Logistics, the SoL has become known as the most comprehensive report of its kind, encapsulating the cost of the U.S. business logistics (USBL) system during the previous year (2021) and offering a snapshot of how economic conditions are shaping […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Earlier this year, Momentum Commerce, announced the launch of app.momentumcommerce.com. This platform contains Amazon reporting, insights, and advanced strategic tools – all carefully designed to help brands understand what is happening in their Amazon business, why it happened, and what they should do to grow. The new Web-based software connects multiple years’ worth of Amazon […]
  1. International
Retail is now omnipresent – but so are rising costs. After two years of reacting to unprecedented events, retailers need to regain control of their agendas and understand the impact on their margins, says Martyn Cole, Director of Commercial Operations at Retail Directions. Retailers have done an astonishing job over the last couple of years.  […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Gary Hammerschlag is a Team Lead at Bobsled.  Each year, Prime Day becomes increasingly more substantial as customers continue to purchase online inventory by the masses. It is one of the key opportunities for brands to invest in a huge revenue boost. But despite Prime Day’s growing popularity and burgeoning resources that are made available […]
  1. Data & Insights
Business leaders have been on a wild ride since early 2020, and now economists predict a challenging road ahead. It’s never been more important to empower every worker with the data they need to understand, analyze, and make decisions. Why? Data-literate workforces create data-driven companies with higher revenue, better customer service, best-in-class efficiency, and better […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy’s rate of growth is slowing, but consumers remain financially healthy and the nation is unlikely to enter into a recession during the remainder of 2022, National Retail Federation chief economist Jack Kleinhenz said Thursday. “I am not betting on an official recession in the near term, but the most recent […]
  1. Media & Marketing
PoS and omnichannel commerce solution startup XY Retail has closed a $4 million seed round led by Monta Vista Capital with participation from Stage 1 Ventures. The cash will be used to accelerate the company’s global roll-out of its XY platform to luxury brands. The aim is to help them digitise their enterprises and manage […]
  1. Data & Insights
In this episode of Revolutionary Retail, our panelists explore the impact COVID-19 had on the labor market and supply chain, emerging retail technology, and the importance of implementing this new technology to improve customer experience. Panelists: Susan Walsh, GM and CTO, US Retail and Consumer Goods at Microsoft Cathy Hotka, Retail Insider at Cathy Hotka […]

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The KFC x Crocs Clogs sold out quickly after New York Fashion Week influencer event, winning KFC an award in the ‘Events: New Product or Service Launch’ category of Ragan’s 2021 Media Relations Awards. After grabbing attention with its Extra Crispy Sunscreen, fried chicken-scented scratch ‘n’ sniff Valentine’s Day cards, and an 11 Herbs & […]
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What do you get when you combine one of the largest shopping events of the year with historic levels of inflation, stock shortages, and labor issues? We’ll tell you exactly what you get… You get the 2022–23 Back to School (BTS) shopping season. As noted in Field Agent’s Back to School Success Kit: How Brands […]
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  13. Operations & Supply Chain
Kohl’s is off the sales block following the end of talks with Franchise Group (FRG), which has been the highest bidder for the company since the retailer began seeking a buyer in January 2022. When exclusive acquisition negotiations began in early June, FRG proposed $60 per share for Kohl’s, a valuation of $8 billion, eventually […]
  1. Associates & Employees
  2. Department: Foodservice
Today, the Underground Donut Tour, the World's Best Donut Tour, is launching their first tour within the European Union, specifically, in Dublin, Ireland. The Underground Donut Tour has been running for 7 years across the US and the UK, including Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, Portland, Seattle, Boston, Nashville, New Orleans, London and now adding Dublin to our roster. Hosting thousands of guests from around the world and showcasing the best doughnuts each city has to offer.

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