Retail

By Josh Bond · February 1, 2016
Companies are recognizing the need to marry the interests of stores and distribution centers, but it’s not always easy to determine what is for better or for worse.
By Josh Bond · January 29, 2016
Demand for protective packaging will benefit from strengthening Internet sales, using environmentally friendly materials like air pillows, paper fill products and custom boxes.
By MMH Staff · January 26, 2016
Retail segment expected to register the fastest growth, but manufacturing applications will continue to account for a sizable majority of protective packaging demand.
By Jeff Berman · January 22, 2016
Sale of California-based 3PL services provider to Denmark-based global 3PL completed for $1.35 billion.
By Jeff Berman · January 18, 2016
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2016
Various economic headwinds are standing in the way of true retail sales growth, even though the numbers show modest gains.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
Marshall Retail Group packed a lot of automation into a compact space to replenish a network of 160 retail locations. The result: lower fulfillment costs, faster inventory turns and room to grow.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 1, 2016
At 64,000 square feet, MRG’s Las Vegas distribution center uses processes and automation typically associated with much larger facilities.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2016
New trends and solutions in the e-tail sector are pushing companies to be smarter about how they approach their warehouse, DC, wholesale, store and e-commerce business.
By Michael Levans · January 1, 2016
This month in Modern, we share a prime example of one of those “savvy, smaller operations” that’s packing a lot of automation into a compact space.
By MMH Staff · December 30, 2015
Continued consolidation, rapid technological advancements and labor challenges point toward an ambitious new year.
By MMH Staff · December 23, 2015
Low-cost, retail-ready and e-commerce packaging to drive demand to nearly 260 billion square meters in 2019.
By MMH Staff · December 11, 2015
Partnership to bring bring best-of-breed warehousing software to retailers.
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2015
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $448.1 billion were up 0.2 percent compared to November-for its best showing since July-and up 1.4 percent annually, on the heels of 1.7 percent, 0.1 percent, and 0.2 percent, in October, September, and August, respectively.
By MMH Staff · December 6, 2015
Logistics specialist acquires application integrator for $29.5 million to strengthen e-commerce fulfillment capabilities.

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