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August 28, 2015




Week in Review: Chico’s Plans to Sell Boston Proper

Chico’s FAS has announced it is exploring strategic alternatives for Boston Proper, the direct-to-customer women’s apparel retailer it acquired for $205 million just four years ago.

Chico’s FAS President and CEO David Dyer confirmed the company is seeking “strategic alternatives” for …

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August 26, 2015




DHL Continues Investment in Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

DHL, the world’s leading global express and logistics company, is continuing to invest in its Americas hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) to ensure that it will have the capacity needed to meet the demands of …

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August 21, 2015




Week in Review: A Mixed Bag of Retail Financials

In a week heavy with financial reports from major retailers, there were some clear winners and losers.

On the positive side of the ledger, Target reported strong sales and income and comp growth across its core categories, plus a 30% gain …

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August 20, 2015




Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position

While cargo traffic has returned to West coast ports since crippling labor issues were resolved earlier this year, volume continues to grow at a faster clip at East coast and Gulf coast ports as well as in Canada as shippers …

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August 20, 2015




Is Tribal Knowledge Impeding Your DC Operations?

We all know the value of our employees, department and senior managers to our businesses. Within most warehouses you can find dedicated, long-term staff. These individuals can most likely tell you exactly where most SKUs live in the warehouse, which …

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August 18, 2015




French Supply Chain Giant Geodis to Buy OHL

Continuing a recent trend in logistics consolidation, Geodis, Europe’s fourth-largest supply chain operator, plans to acquire OHL (formerly Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) for an undisclosed amount which industry observers estimate at $800 million, or ten times OHL’s 2014 earnings.

Geodis is a …

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August 17, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Aug. 17, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Sporting goods company Mizuno has fully transitioned all its distribution and manufacturing operations to a new 520,000-square-foot high-tech facility in Braselton, GA.

A …

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June 25, 2015




Walmart Asking Suppliers for Inventory, Warehouse Fees

Walmart has begun asking most of its suppliers for fees to cover the costs of carrying inventory and use of its warehouses and distribution centers, in an effort to cover those costs and apply the fees more uniformly.

The fees …

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August 5, 2015




O+F Advisor Distribution Center Roundup, Aug. 5, 2015

Here is a listing of recently announced expansions, additions and closures in retail distribution and fulfillment centers:

Amazon is looking to hire 500 to staff its new 1 million-square-foot distribution center set to open this fall in Carteret, NJ, which will be …

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August 3, 2015




Jet Sets Bold Goal of $20 Billion by 2020

The July 21 launch of Jet.com gave a good indication of its hoped-for trajectory to $20 billion in annual sales by 2020, according to founder and CEO Marc Lore.

“We did over $1 million in sales on the first day, which was well …

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