Retail

By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2019
December retail sales, at $505.8 billion, were down 1.2% compared to November’s revised $512.2 billion (from $513.5 billion). While December retail sales saw a sequential decline, Commerce reported they were up 2.3% compared to December 2018. Total 2018 retail sales headed up 5% annually, to $6 trillion, according to Commerce, and total retail sales for the fourth quarter increased 3.7% annually.
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By MMH Staff · February 7, 2019
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By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2019
Slowly but surely, a conversion from vacant retail properties to industrial retail space appears to be under way. That is the word from Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. In a report, entitled “Trading Places: Retail Properties Converted to Industrial Use,” which was published this week, CBRE explained the main driver for this is due largely to shifting consumer preferences for e-commerce and in-store omnichannel platforms.
By MMH Staff · January 24, 2019
Partnership supports the Distributed Inventory Flow Forecasting (DIFF) model for eCommerce, which is customized to individual sellers.
By MMH Staff · December 19, 2018
Alliance will first address high-growth, evolving segments such as convenience and grocery.
By MMH Staff · December 18, 2018
52% of retail decision makers are converting point-of-sale (POS) space to self-checkout, and 62% are transforming it for online order pickup.
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By ORBIS · November 30, 2018
Everyone from Smart & Final to Kroger to Target—to name just a few—are jumping into the buy online shopping/pick-up in store (BOPIS) game.
By Jeff Berman · November 19, 2018
With 1,144,033 shipments, October was up 11.9% annually, which Panjiva said marks the fastest rate of growth for monthly shipments going back to March 2014.
By MMH Staff · November 19, 2018
Software and services clearly lead in revenue, but higher growth rate for connectivity and devices like 5G services and the rise of edge computing will drive revenue growth at a CAGR of 20%.
By MMH Staff · October 22, 2018
E-commerce label printer/applicator, robotic packing solutions and innovative primary packaging materials awarded based on Pack Expo attendee votes.
By MMH Staff · October 15, 2018
The workstations helped the retailer successfully pivot to e-commerce.
<p>As omni-channel retailers work to ensure the optimal customer experience in-store and online, the functionality of mobile computing<br />
devices has evolved.</p> By Sara Pearson Specter · October 9, 2018
To address e-commerce and omni-channel challenges, many retailers are turning to automation, software and mobile computing solutions to find balance in their distribution channels.
By MMH Staff · September 19, 2018
The American Logistics Aid Network continues to receive requests for – and offers of – warehousing and logistics services to support hurricane response.
By LM Staff · September 14, 2018
Commerce reported that August retail sales, at $509 billion, were up 0.1% compared to July and were up 6.6% annually. NRF also reported a 0.1% gain from July to August, with its data excluding automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants. Compared to August 2017, it reported a 5% gain, with the economy continuing to show strength amid concerns over the trade war.
By MMH Staff · August 27, 2018
Deploying fire protection systems designed for ease of reconfiguration can help futureproof warehouses.

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