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By Jeff Berman · February 13, 2014
A combination of harsh January weather and post-holiday consumer malaise appear to be the drivers for lower retail sales for the month, according to data released by the National Retail Federation and the United States Department of Commerce.
By Josh Bond · February 13, 2014
The multidisciplinary report provides a glimpse of 10 years out, offering insight into the current and future challenges facing the industry and giving practitioners a plan to move forward.
By MMH Staff · February 13, 2014
Company recognized in the Applied Technology category and Industrial Productivity sub-category.
By MMH Staff · February 12, 2014
The event was part of the two organizations' 15-year ongoing partnership to promote collaboration between industry and academia.
By MMH Staff · February 12, 2014
Website to become repository of issue-based advisories on topics important to manufacturers, buyers and shippers of steel drums in the United States.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2014
Metro Post, an initiative rolled out by the USPS in December 2012 in San Francisco that serves as a package delivery service providing customers with same-day delivery from participating locations within a defined location, will cease operations on March 1, according to a report from the USPS Office of Inspector General. But that does not mean the effort is squashed permanently, as USPS continues to go forward with Metro Post in New York.
By Josh Bond · February 12, 2014
Both new and old class III walkies to benefit from the emerging technology.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2014
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS continues to expand its global healthcare footprint, announcing this week it has acquired Polar Speed, a United Kingdom-based provider of temperature-sensitive supply chain solutions.
By Jeff Berman · February 12, 2014
As per the usual, February volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports are expected to see an annual decline, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By LM Staff · February 11, 2014
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel headed up 2.6 cents to $3.977. This represents the third straight week of increases for a cumulative 10.4 cent gain. And this week’s price is the highest since hitting $3.981 the weeks of September 9 and September 16.
By Jeff Berman · February 11, 2014
Last week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it incurred a net loss of $354 million. This is the 19th time in the last 21 quarters the USPS has reported a loss and follows a fiscal year 2013 loss of $5 billion.
By MMH Staff · February 10, 2014
New headquarters just 15 minutes away from the company's other Pennsylvania location.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2014
Total 2013 intermodal volume—at 15,537,925—was up 4.6 percent compared to 2012. Domestic containers—at 6,094,770 million—was up 9.4 percent, and international containers—at 7,823,122 million—were up 1.2 percent. All domestic equipment at 7,714,803 million—was up 7.1 percent, and trailers fell 0.7 percent to 1,620,033 million.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2014
Consumer spending helps GDP post decent gains over the last two reported quarters.
By Jeff Berman · February 10, 2014
Even with tangible signs of an improving economy, it still stands to reason that consumer spending-which represents roughly two-thirds of all economic activity-remains the linchpin of GDP growth, which happens to have shown decent gains over the last two reported quarters.

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