Economy

By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2016
March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3% from February and up 1.7%, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8% annual increase in March.
By MMH Staff · April 13, 2016
Citing weak global economy and low commodity prices, forecast revised downward from 4.4% growth forecast in December Annual Outlook.
By MMH Staff · April 13, 2016
Following months of regional qualifying competitions involving K-12 students across 39 countries, 20,000 students expected to attend.
By Patrick Burnson · April 12, 2016
Infrastructure investments in America’s seaports and their intermodal connections – both on the land and in the water – are in our nation’s best interest because they provide opportunities to bolster our economy, create and sustain jobs, enhance our international competitiveness, and pay annual dividends through the generation of more than $321 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue
By MMH Staff · April 11, 2016
February shipments up 8.5% compared to February 2015 sales.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 6, 2016
As part of the survey conducted by Modex sponsor MHI and Deloitte—shared in this morning’s keynote presentation of their annual industry report, “Accelerating Change: How Innovation is Driving Digital, ‘Always-On’ Supply Chains”—the nearly 900 participants were asked about anticipated tactical investments.
By Josh Bond · April 1, 2016
Capital expenditure plans for materials handling solutions are ebbing overall, but restrained spending on hardware is balanced by steady investment in IT solutions that tie equipment together.
By MMH Staff · March 30, 2016
Global supply chain logistics company adopting closer alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
By MMH Staff · March 30, 2016
Technavio research indicates food and beverage segment will see fastest growth.
By Josh Bond · March 23, 2016
Statistical evidence highlights impact of capital investment and educated labor on productivity performance.
By Josh Bond · March 21, 2016
Semiannual statistics show 2015 unit handling orders up 9.6%, bulk conveying orders down 10.7%.
By MMH Staff · March 17, 2016
One Connecticut-based company has increased its employee base from 30 to more than 300 since its founding in 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By MMH Staff · March 15, 2016
Oxford Economics report indicates factors that strengthen U.S. manufacturing despite headwinds.
By MMH Staff · March 8, 2016
Shipments up 1.5% compared to January 2015 sales, down 7.3% from December 2015

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