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The Friday Five: Alibaba Invests $3.3B in Logistics

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Alibaba investing $3.3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao, Saudis backing Travis Kalanick’s new startup, companies go to new depths for ocean plastic in recycling push, Amazon to invest $40M in new robotics hub, and UPS launches flat shipping rates based on package size.
November 8, 2019
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The Friday Five: J.C. Penney's Unusual Comeback

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around J.C. Penney plots an unusual comeback, the largest grocery chain in the US is working with UPS, FedEx, and USPS to lure more shoppers to stores, Blackstone’s big acquisition into warehouses, Prologis to acquire Liberty in $12.6B warehouse deal, and Barclays CEO says firms need to focus on supply chain economics amid US-China trade dispute.
November 1, 2019
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The Friday Five: Big week for UPS, Amazon and FedEx...

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around China tariffs cut margins for 70% of US electronics manufacturers, UPS' volume jumped 24% in the third quarter, Amazon shipping spend has jumped 46% as 1-day costs mount, 82% of FedEx's small businesses believe trade is key to economic growth, and lawmakers push to pass revised trade deal as year’s end approaches.
October 25, 2019
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The Friday Five: Boeing to Bring Digital Supply Chain Solution

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Boeing signs up airlines to provide digital, supply chain offerings, Fred Smith wants to transform FedEx, the world loses $400 billion of food before it reaches stores, Trump calls off Oct. 15 tariff increases, and Volkswagen delays approval for Turkey plant following Syria incursion.
October 18, 2019
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The Friday Five: Global Parcel Volume Increased 17%

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around carriers shipped 2,760 parcels per second in 2018, e-commerce driving bigger demand for smaller warehouses, Trump administration considers crackdown on China contraband, IBM beefs up supply-chain tools With AI and UPS partners with Shippo and offers 55% off shipping for online retailers.
October 11, 2019
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The Friday Five: Bed Bath & Beyond Repair?

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Bed Bath & Beyond to cut $1B in inventory, U.K.'s export supply chains are moving quickly, UPS to add 50 planes to air fleet by 2022, Banana Republic launches BOPIS services and incoming Union Pacific CFO in search of additional efficiencies at U.S. railroad.
October 4, 2019
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The Friday Five: Trouble Down This Runway

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Rent the Runway's supply chain fiasco, U.S. sanctions Chinese firms for allegedly shipping Iranian oil, e-commerce fulfillment specialist Deliverr adds $23M in funding, Sweetgreen will create delivery program with $150M investment, and Nike opens new distribution center running on 100% renewable energy.
September 27, 2019
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The Friday Five: 10% of Total Retail Sales Returned

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around the stunning fact in 2018, 10% of total retail sales are returned, Macy's announcing same-day delivery free in 30 markets, Amazon to add 100,000 electric vehicles as part of climate pledge, FedEx's operating income 12.1% YoY decline and DHL Supply Chain becomes the first 3PL to integrate with Convoy.
September 20, 2019
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The Friday Five: "Fulfilled by Walmart" is Coming

This week's top stories in supply chain and logistics revolve around Walmart announced they're testing a fulfillment service for vendors, Amazon announced their new multi-story warehouse to cut delivery times, the U.K. government outlines ‘worst-case scenario’ for no-deal Brexit will create severe turmoil in supply chains, Uber Freight going 'well beyond' brokerage competitors, and Amazon's inventory value is up 25% as it begins next day shipping.
September 13, 2019

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