Walmart Blows Amazon Out of The Water with Its Own Free, Next-Day Delivery

Walmart is undercutting Amazon’s newest Prime-member perk and launching free, next-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of products. Walmart’s next-day service, which applies to orders costing at least $35, is rolling out Tuesday in Phoenix and Las Vegas, Walmart said. It will be available to 75% of US shoppers by the end of the year[…]

Clicks-to-Bricks: Holiday Shopping is Full Speed Ahead

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday rapidly approaching, Cushman & Wakefield’s resident experts on bricks-and-mortar retail and newCommerce, Garrick Brown and Ben Conwell, are providing their take on the looming holiday shopping season. They will cover everything from the “Christmas Creep” and labor shortages, to who will win the Toy War.  Read more.

NYC Unveils $100M Plans to Modernize Distribution

There is little doubt that America’s infrastructure is lacking, if not close to crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Infrastructure Report Card gives its condition a grade of D+. Other disturbing notes from the study estimate it would require $3.7 trillion by 2025 to raise the grade to a B, a $2 trillion[…]

Supply Chain Woes Leave Boeing, Airbus Struggling to Deliver

While aircraft manufacturers have encountered delays before, those were usually about integrating new designs and assembly methods rather than the scale of production. Increased demand has challenged jet makers’ supply chains to keep up, leading to shortages of crucial components such as engines and wing assemblies. Airbus and Boeing are scheduled to deliver 1,830 passenger[…]

Rejected Freight Stings US Shippers

Typically, after the third and fourth quarters (the busy holiday season), trucking companies see a slow in demand. This year that is not the case. Shipper frustration is building due to some top truckload companies adding surcharges or rejecting freight out right because of the overwhelming demand seen in this atypically busy season. Over the[…]

A Few Interesting Articles

Here are a few articles we found interesting, we thought you might too! How did Amazon do Over Thanksgiving?  Digital Commerce 360 / December 4 How Renewal Energy Beat out Coal  Wall Street Journal / November 30 Higher Energy Costs Coming to Logistics  Logistics Management / December 5 US Importers Shift to Independent Carriers  JOC[…]

Last Mile: Locking In the Customer

  Florida is a Leading E-Commerce Market The state is in the forefront of shifting retail landscapes and service deliveries. It’s growing demand for goods are fueled by increased levels of international tourists and diverse local populations. As the retail buying experience moves more online, the connections between retailers and consumers are critical to the[…]

Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck Gets Orders From Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt

Ryder is in the process of an order for the truck due out in 2019 Some of the country’s biggest trucking fleets are among Tesla Inc.’s first customers for its all-electric big rig. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which operate thousands of trucks, said Friday they had reserved Tesla’s truck, which Chief Executive Elon Muskrevealed at[…]

Trucking Firms Facing Recruitment Problems Ahead of Holidays

Freight companies are facing competition from within their industry as well as from construction and energy firms for drivers Trucking companies are worried about finding enough drivers now that the freight market is recovering. Shipping demand is strengthening after a roughly two-year slump, as manufacturing activity expands and retailers stock up in advance of the[…]

Record-setting cargo moved through Jacksonville Port Authority terminals

Aided by a rising economic tide, the Jacksonville Port Authority posted record numbers for shipping automobiles and cargo containers during the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. The port authority’s terminals broke through the 1 million mark for cargo container units, posting a 7-percent annual increase in shipments of the metal boxes that contain a[…]

Westgate, Agmac Distribution Centers Sold

Cushman & Wakefield announced it has negotiated the $7.43 million sale of the three-building, 237,000-square-foot, multitenant Westgate Distribution Center and Agmac Distribution Center in West Jacksonville. The portfolio was 87 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants that include Goodyear, Hughes Supply and Access Information Systems. The industrial brokerage team of directors Tyler[…]

Top 3 Warehouse Replenishment Challenges (And Solutions)

Today’s consumers want what they want, when they want it. So, as the demand for goods increases and supply chains become more consumer driven, it is imperative that warehouses replenish their products in picking and reserve areas in the most efficient and cost effective manner. However, there are several efficiency challenges that are plaguing warehouses[…]