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The Friday Report: July 3rd, 2020

The Friday Report: July 3rd, 2020

New CPG Contactless Delivery Task Force Launched The Consumer Brands Association announced the launch of a major industry effort focused on contactless delivery.  The task force includes representation from 23 consumer packaged goods companies and will: Study the...

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The Friday Report: June 26th, 2020

The Friday Report: June 26th, 2020

Digital Transformation and Ability to Handle Omnichannel E-commerce Helps Retailers Wreaking havoc throughout the supply chain and retail industries, COVID-19 has rocked the boat for both online sales and brick and mortal retailers.  The big box retailers that already...

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The Friday Report: June 19th, 2020

The Friday Report: June 19th, 2020

Pocket Change Shortage Linked to Coronavirus Chalk this up to the law of unintended consequences.  Apparently, there is now a coin shortage in the United States.  Not only has COVID-19 disrupted retail supply chains but also the flow and distribution of currency,...

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The Friday Report: June 12th 2020

The Friday Report: June 12th 2020

Get Ready for Higher Postal Rates July 1, 2020 On July 1st, cross-border shipping rates will be increasing for many American shippers.  Last September, a deal was reached by the Universal Postal Union enabling countries which import over 75,000 metric tons of parcels...

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The Friday Report: May 29th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 29th, 2020

Sales of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives Soar During COVID-19 Pandemic Although many meatpacking plants are up and running, thousands of workers have tested positive for coronavirus and some have died.  Although meatpackers have invested more in worker safety to reduce...

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The Friday Report: May 22nd, 2020

The Friday Report: May 22nd, 2020

Amazon Announces $4 Billion in Spending to Ensure Worker Safety In response to employee complaints and concerns about COVID-19 infecting its workforce, Amazon recently imposed over 150 industry-wide safety protocols and changes to its facilities and warehousess to...

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The Friday Report: May 15th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 15th, 2020

USDA to Launch Farmers to Family Food Box Program to Feed the Hungry Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has initiated a part of the federal response to those suffering from COVID-19 outbreak food challenges.  The new $3 billion plan named “Farmers to Family Food Box...

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The Friday Report: May 8th, 2020

The Friday Report: May 8th, 2020

COVID-19 Meat Processing Woes Lead to Increased Demand for Meatless Meat With the recent COVID-19 outbreak impacting meat processing plants across the nation, American consumers seem to be developing a taste for plant-based food products.  Beyond the meat shortages,...

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The Friday Report: May 1st, 2020

The Friday Report: May 1st, 2020

Macy’s Anticipates Reopening All Its Stores within 6 Weeks Anxious to get back to business, Macy’s announced that it would reopen 58 of its retail stores on Monday, May 4th in states that have eased stay at home restrictions.  This includes Georgia and South...

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The Friday Report: April 24th, 2020

The Friday Report: April 24th, 2020

Leveraging Its Logistics, Amazon Opens PPE Store to Healthcare Workers, First Responders and Governments Without much fanfare, Amazon opened a nonprofit store to provide personal protection equipment and needed medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19.  Known...

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The Friday Report: April 17th, 2020

The Friday Report: April 17th, 2020

New Tech Tools Ease Shortage of Overnight Rest Areas for Truck Drivers Two companies, Trucker Tools and TruckPark announced that they have formed an alliance to aid truck drivers in finding safe parking facilities for overnight stays.  Trucker Tools is a technology...

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The Friday Report: March 20th, 2020

The Friday Report: March 20th, 2020

Chinese Tariffs Continue on Medical Equipment Recently 160 businesses and organizations wrote a letter to the White House to request a suspension in tariffs on billions of dollars’ worth of goods imported from China.  Analysts and industry associations are concerned...

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The Friday Report: March 13th, 2020

The Friday Report: March 13th, 2020

Coronavirus Disrupting Supply Chains According to a new survey by the Institute of Supply Chain Management, nearly 75% of companies are reporting supply chain disruptions due to coronavirus-related transportation restrictions. The survey also reported that over 80% of...

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The Friday Report: March 6th, 2020

The Friday Report: March 6th, 2020

Cost and Complexity Still Plague Retail Industry Retail logistics is mired by inefficiencies and unnecessary costs.  Today, ground transportation, fulfillment and retail logistics are all being reconfigured to better serve the retail industry.  Last mile delivery...

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