What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? | C.H. Robinson Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. Maintaining inventory levels and optimizing order quantities, while keeping compliance requirements in mind, requires a strategic approach. If you’re currently shipping [...]

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers. Compliance programs vary by retailer but the intent is consistent across the industry—have the right product in the right location at [...]

Consolidation center workers

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. They also know that brilliant store designs and seamless mobile experiences count for nothing if they are unable to move the products their customers have ordered to their preferred destinations [...]

Woman shopping for produce

Driving demand via promotions, new products, and updated shelving can attract customers and keep them interested, but if you’re spending most of your time on these tactics, you could be missing a bigger strategic opportunity.

Consumers shopping in a retail store

As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, effectively serving both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers.

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? | C.H. Robinson Handling ever-changing retailer requirements can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. Maintaining compliance with these rules requires a strategic approach. If you’re currently shipping less than truckload (LTL) or underutilized truckload freight, a retail [...]

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7 Questions: Is a Retail Consolidation Program Right for Your Business? | Transportfolio Shippers with less than truckload (LTL), partial, or underutilized truckload often benefit by employing a retail consolidation program. If you can answer yes to one or more of these questions, a retail consolidation opportunity may be right for your business.

China eCommerce

Ecommerce in China is expanding rapidly and has grown from virtually non-existent to a more than $40+ billion (USD) industry in the last few years. For example, during Single’s Day (an anti-Valentine’s Day in which singletons celebrate single life) in China, the most popular ecommerce company typically reports sales of over $3 billion (USD) in [...]

RILAPostEvent

With more than $56 billion spent online via desktop devices and $12 billion via mobile devices in the United States during the 2015 holiday season, it’s no wonder that the most discussed topic at this year’s RILA conference was ecommerce and its effects on supply chains. The consumer shift to ecommerce is a major disruption [...]

reverse logistics

The Secrets to a Solid Reverse Logistics Strategy What happens to “unwanted” items after you bring them back to the store? The movement of goods that have been returned or recalled is also an important component of supply chains. Just as a logistics strategy is central to the streamlined passage of goods from suppliers to [...]