Logistics Briefing Blog

Is online grocery shopping about to take off in the US?
28/Feb/2013 by Cathy Roberson  

It appears there is a growing acceptance of online grocery shopping in the US. A recent online survey conducted on behalf of CouponCabin, revealed that 15% of US-based adults have shopped for groceries online, and an additional 19% said they don't currently, but plan to do so in the future.  read more

Blog: Supply Chain to the rescue for Best Buy
01/Dec/2014 by Cathy Roberson  

If anything, this could be the holiday season to make or break Best Buy. The changes that the company is making, in terms of its e-commerce offering, are a good indicator of the developments within the wider market and how traditional retailers can adapt to survive.  read more

The Middle East - A Rising Star in Global Logistics
10/Jun/2014 by Cathy Roberson  

With global trade changing thanks to manufacturing shifts, the loosening of trade barriers, nearshoring and foreign direct investments the Middle East is evolving into a global logistics hub. As such it became the subject of great debate at Ti's conference earlier this month.  read more

How innovation and technology are impacting travel and transportation businesses
09/Sep/2013 by  

Taking place in Heidelberg on October 16, 2013, T.A. Cook and SAP are bringing three events together under the theme ‘How innovation and technology are impacting travel and transportation businesses now and into the future’. Transport Intelligence is a media partner for the event which provides postal, logistics and railway services companies with individual exchanges.  read more

China’s domestic healthcare market attractive to logistics providers such as UPS
17/Jun/2013 by Cathy Roberson  

According to a recent Wall Street Journal article, UPS has big plans for the Chinese healthcare market. Indeed, according to Jim Barber, President of UPS International, UPS is interested in acquisitions to broaden its healthcare supply chain within the country.  read more

PC shipments fall but Lenovo picks up market share
17/Apr/2013 by Cathy Roberson  

2013 first quarter personal computer (PC) shipments suffered the steepest decline yet as consumers chose smartphones and tablets over PCs. However, while consumers flock to other devices, the professional PC market, which accounts for half of overall PC shipments, continues to grow.  read more

Hong Kong dispute continues
05/Apr/2013 by  

According to The Loadstar, the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council has advised members to arrange alternative shipping routes as demonstrations at Hong Kong International Terminals’ (HIT) Kwai Tsing port entered into the seventh day.  read more

C2C marketplaces, the new logistics providers
02/Apr/2013 by Cathy Roberson  

The latest retailer to introduce a C2C (Consumer-to-Consumer) marketplace is that of Sears Holding – Fulfilled by Sears – which will enable SMEs to fulfil online and bricks-and-mortar orders in the US through Sears’ warehouses and stores. The programme will compete against the largest of such marketplaces, Amazon, who has been providing this service since 2002.  read more

Is there really a market for goods 'Made in the USA'?
07/Mar/2013 by  

An increasing amount of American manufacturers and retailers are coming together to support ‘American made’ goods. While the labels on these products promote ‘Made in the USA’ loud and proud, when it comes down to it, is there really a market for these goods?  read more

US auto imports reach nearly $150bn in 2012
07/Mar/2013 by  

For the third consecutive year, US automotive imports have increased from the previous year, but 2012 was at a much more accelerated pace.  read more

Love is in the air or the container!
14/Feb/2013 by  

In light of Valentine’s Day, Zepol wanted to take a look at how much ‘love’ will be given out this year compared to last year. Using its TradeIQ Import, Zepol looked at imports of Valentine-themed gifts, from cards, to stuffed animals and candy.  read more

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Alex Lennane (The Loadstar) Alex Lennane launched The Loadstar blog in March 2011. Industry enthusiasm triggered its...
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