03/23/2015 - 4:11pm

A six-sigma green belt, Victoria Brown joins IDC Retail Insights  as senior research analyst, retail supply chain.

03/20/2015 - 4:20pm

Amazon.com has received preliminary approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to test drone delivery.

03/19/2015 - 3:56pm

Apparel and general merchandise manufacturers and retailers are using item-level, electronic product code (EPC)-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) to enhance inventory visibility and respond to consumer demands for omnichannel options.

03/11/2015 - 5:26pm

Shippers, carriers, longshoremen, businesses and consumers alike can breathe a sigh of relief in light of the tentative deal the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) reached on Feb. 20.

03/09/2015 - 5:26pm

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this month over the same time last year as West Coast ports begin to dig out from a backlog of cargo that built up during just-concluded contract negotiations with dockworkers, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

02/24/2015 - 8:23pm

For all the advancements in retail in recent years, the tools and processes supporting the global supply chain remain outdated.

02/23/2015 - 10:43am

A labor dispute that had reduced the 29 West Coast ports which handle close to half the consumer cargo in the U.S. down to 50%-60% capacity appears to be over.

02/20/2015 - 1:23pm

The National Retail Federation called for President Obama to become involved in the ongoing contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) if a deal is not reached.

02/19/2015 - 5:12pm

The 29 West Coast ports, which handle 44% of container cargo in the U.S., are currently running at approximately 50-60% capacity, according to a report released Thursday by CBRE Group, the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.