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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The theme for the 2015 holiday season in terms of holiday season import cargo volumes could well be “holding steady,” according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Posted on 12/09 at 10:48 AM
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

It is not entirely surprising that high inventory rates are cited first as one of the reasons for a paltry third quarter GDP number. That has been the case for a while and it is evident in the inventory-to-sales ratio, which stands at 1.37 through the end of August, compared to 1.30 in August 2014.
Posted on 10/29 at 09:50 AM
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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Hackett observed in the new report that China’s economy has lost steam, with actual growth falling short of targeted rates, while the United States most recent second quarter GDP reading at 3.7 percent outpaced expected targets, even though it was negatively impacted by gains in manufacturing and retail inventories.
Posted on 09/01 at 10:11 AM
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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

In many cases, inventory related costs can rival transportation spend as the largest logistics cost—and often holds the most opportunity for significant improvement once it’s closely examined. Our warehouse/DC insiders give us a refresher on the all too often overlooked practices.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Despite similar outlook to last year, slightly more than half of shippers expect a more active Peak Season.
Posted on 07/19 at 08:44 AM
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Consumer sentiment has taken a hit after the presidential election due to increased awareness by many Americans of the fiscal cliff and stock market volatility.
Posted on 11/23 at 10:40 AM
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Various factors could tip the scales in assessing how 2012 Peak Season plays out.
Posted on 06/21 at 10:35 AM
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The ongoing upswing in e-commerce and mobile commerce activity continues to make a significant impact on how retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics approach distribution network processes, according to a new report from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
Posted on 05/29 at 10:59 AM
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Following an early October prediction of 2011 holiday sales rising 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion, the NRF is now calling for 2011 to be up 3.8 percent to $469.1 billion. Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shifts in inventory management by retailers appear to have made an impact on import cargo volumes at major United States-based container ports, according to the monthly Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 12/14 at 10:38 AM
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