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DP DHL reports mixed Q2 results as it struggles to emulate the e-commerce boom across the group [10/Aug/2015]

As is usually the case with Deutsche Post DHL the company’s performance over the past quarter has been both complex and divergent. Parts of the huge company are doing very well whilst other parts are doing fairly badly. Read Full Article...

CPG giant moves further into China [23/Jul/2015]

Unilever reported lackluster earnings for the first half of 2015 as demand in emerging markets “remains weak”. But the company is moving in to a new partnership with Alibaba that it hopes will spur its growth across China. Read Full Article...

Ebay returns to its roots as Paypal spins off and Enterprise is sold [20/Jul/2015]

Along with eBay’s recent quarterly earnings announcement of revenues up 7%, came word that its Paypal division will begin reporting separately and its Enterprise group had been sold for $925m. As a result, eBay will return to its pre-2002 core business – eBay Marketplaces. Read Full Article...

Logistics causes pain for Nestle in Africa [17/Jun/2015]

Nestle looks set to reduce the size of its business in Africa after disappointing sales there and the challenges of logistics in the region present higher costs. Read Full Article...

Alibaba improving delivery times one distribution centre at a time [04/Jun/2015]

Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, plans to expand its owned warehouse network to almost 5m sq m in a bid to fend off competition in the Chinese e-commerce market as its rivals gain ground with superior logistics. Read Full Article...

Alibaba and partners look to lead in global express revenues [21/May/2015]

According to China’s State Post Bureau, China overtook the US to become the world’s largest express parcel market by volume. It noted that in 2014 total volume was 13.96bn items, a 51.9% increase over 2013, you can thank e-commerce for the explosive growth. Read Full Article...

Amazon and Ebay – showing their age? [27/Apr/2015]

Among the pioneers of the dot com revolution, Amazon and Ebay have innovated and expanded to keep up with the ever changing global environment. But has it been enough? Are these two e-commerce titans able to take on the growing number of start-ups as well as the omni-channel strategy adopted by brick and mortars? Read Full Article...

Opaque picture suggests year-on-year growth for GEFCO [22/Apr/2015]

GEFCO’s somewhat opaque results don’t answer every question about the company’s performance over the past year, however they do paint a picture of moderate growth. Read Full Article...

US ranked first in AT Kearney’s E-Commerce Index but Mexico is one to watch [13/Apr/2015]

Move over China, the US now ranks first for e-commerce market opportunity, this according to AT Kearney’s latest Global Retail E-Commerce Index. Notably Mexico has also burst onto the index and the evidence suggests the market is only likely to grow further. Read Full Article...

Express giants race to globalise network whilst e-commerce shifts beneath their feet [08/Apr/2015]

DHL, UPS and FedEx are locked in a race to develop global networks to feed off global drivers of growth and to advantage them over their smaller competitors. However even as they build and develop this infrastructure the structure of the market its designed to serve is changing. Read Full Article...

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