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E-commerce

By Patrick Burnson · February 12, 2018
"Circular Economy” was the theme addressed by The Reverse Logistics Association’s (RLA) at its annual conference and expo in Las Vegas last week. With the flourishing of e-commerce, product returns have become even more nettlesome for today’s global supply chain managers. At the same time, however, new revenue streams are being created in the 3PL and warehousing sectors.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2018
When sizing up the state of the industrial real estate market, which has been moving in the right direction for an extended period and spurred on in large due to e-commerce activity, the sector’s future continues to look bright in 2018, according to research issued today by industrial real estate firm CBRE.
By Michael Clarke · January 25, 2018
New models present retailers with the opportunity to increase operational efficiency, improve the overall customer experience and, ultimately, to increase top line growth as a result.
By Michael Clarke · January 25, 2018
New business models present retailers with the opportunity to increase operational efficiency, improve the overall customer experience and, ultimately, to increase top line growth as a result.
By Patrick Burnson · January 2, 2018
Low vacancy rates and high demand for warehouse space are forming perfect conditions for the sector in 2018, according to JLL experts.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
As online shopping, or e-commerce, becomes an ever-growing piece of holiday retail sales, so, too, does the commensurate returns, or, reverse logistics, activity. That outlook becomes even more clear, when considering that retailers’ efficiency in limiting and handling returns bought online could be as much as $32 billion in 2017, according to recent research published by industrial real estate firm CBRE.
By Jeff Berman · November 21, 2017
A recently released survey by Convey, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based technology that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes from parcel to freight and first to last mile, highlighted the many delivery-related pain points consumers deal with, especially around the holidays, as well as their delivery and service expectations.
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2017
XPO Logistics is taking further steps to cement its position as the largest last mile logistics services provider in North America, with today’s announcement that it has completed the opening of eight last mile logistics hubs in advance of Black Friday on November 24.
By LM Staff · October 23, 2017
Transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said last week it has acquired Northwest Research Inc., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based inventory and research management firm. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
By Jeff Berman · October 18, 2017
Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL said in its “First Look at Industrial” report for the third quarter of 2017 that market indicators continue to see significant increases. One example of this is for rent, which JLL said are being paced by a combination of an increase in warehouse and logistics absorption and “persistently low” market vacancy. Third quarter rents checked in at $5.40 per square foot, which JLL said is an all-time high.
By Patrick Burnson · August 24, 2017
FarEye, a logistics management solution, became a partner of choice for DHL eCommerce to enhance its customer experience, optimize its resources and deliver its brand promise "real-time."
By Jeff Berman · August 21, 2017
Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL recently announced it has opened a new $6.2 million, 50,000 square-foot facility in Carrollton, Texas, which will serve the East Dallas area. This is the company’s second Dallas area-based facility.
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2017
UPS this week introduced a new online offering-set to debut on August 14 in the United States and August 28 in 43 other countries-that enables e-commerce merchants to customize return shipments according to their policy.
By Jeff Berman · July 31, 2017
Industrial real estate firm CBRE recently announced it has opened its Omnichannel Real Estate practice, which is said is geared towards customers focused on effectively meshing their brick-and-mortar store portfolios with expanding real estate networks for e-commerce distribution and fulfillment.
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2017
Taking steps to expand its e-commerce delivery platform, trucking and intermodal services bellwether J.B. Hunt (JBH) recently announced it plans to acquire Special Logistics Dedicated LLC (SLD) for $136 million, with the deal subject to customary closing conditions.

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