Retail

By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2017
These sales, as defined by the NRF, are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2017, NRF is calling for holiday retail sales to be up 3.6%-4% annually, coming in at an estimated total between $678.75 billion to $682 billion, which is ahead of last year’s $655.8 billion, even at the lower end of the 2017 estimate.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2017
Leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer acquires specialist in contract manufacturing, custom assembly, repacking, and food product packaging and fulfillment for consumer packaged goods companies.
By MMH Staff · September 7, 2017
ALAN has compiled a list of needs and important guidelines for what to do -- and what not to do -- if your company chooses to help.
By MMH Staff · September 5, 2017
Supply chain organizations must make it a priority to build a resilient talent acquisition team that can weather turbulence and help sustain a positive bottom line.
By Sandeep Gupta · August 30, 2017
Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens.
By MMH Staff · August 25, 2017
A proactive approach to reverse logistics can prevent labor costs from skyrocketing, while also improving customer service.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2017
Commerce reported a 0.6% increase from June to July at $478.9 billion and a 4.2% annual increase. The NRF reported that June retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6% from June to July, tripling June’s revised 0.2% growth rate, while July sales headed up 3.5% annually.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
New research report suggests that because Amazon "will never stop innovating or taking risks," retailers continue to struggle to compete.
By MMH Staff · June 22, 2017
JDA Voice of the Category Manager Survey reveals big data and predictive analytics are of strategic and competitive significance for category management professionals in the next five years.
By MMH Staff · June 21, 2017
Headquarters move from Carlstadt, N.J., to Fairfield, N.J., to accommodate growth.
By MMH Staff · June 21, 2017
More than 80% of surveyed companies have not tested cyber response plans in the last year.
By MMH Staff · June 21, 2017
Market growth fuels expansion; plans to add 150 employees.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Admin · June 12, 2017
It’s an omni-channel world, and retail warehouse and DC operations must now seamlessly orchestrate a combination of software, automation, hardware and supporting equipment to meet ever-increasing customer expectations or be rendered irrelevant.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
JLL research suggests industrial space faces squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows.
By MMH Staff · May 30, 2017
Winners revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ, Unilever retains the top spot in rankings as Amazon joins the "Masters."

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