Moving Retail Logistics Forward

Optimize your end-to-end supply chain to meet consumers when, where, and how they want to buy. Leverage our global retail logistics and supplier expertise, industry-leading technology, and multimodal services.

Specializing in retail logistics

To thrive in today’s marketplace, retail shippers must uncover new efficiencies. In a world where in-store experiences must compete with the breadth of online shopping options, reliable and agile retail supply chains are a critical component to success.

Enhance on-time performance and precision while managing daily retail compliance standards by focusing on four key outcomes: Product Accessibility, Technology, Supply Chain Flexibility, and Sustainable Growth. It’s all possible with our skilled retail experts and industry-leading technology and scale.

Benefits of working with C.H. Robinson

Product accessibility

Improve on time in full performance and gain efficiencies with custom solutions for inventory surges and out-of-stock situations. Enhance demand planning and inventory management with warehousing and fulfillment locations in key regions.


Increase supply chain transparency and visibility with industry-leading Navisphere® technology and real-time predictive ETAs. Get improved forecasting with end-to-end information aggregation and integration.

Supply chain flexibility

North America’s largest and most flexible capacity pool coupled with storage and fulfillment locations where you need them. Get end-to-end solutions designed to support new paths to market.

Sustainable growth

Get capabilities that enable growth for ever changing consumer demands. Leverage people and tools built to support growth across consumer segments and sales channels and ensure your ability to meet consumers no matter when or where they buy.

Retail logistics solutions for every segment

Wherever your customers are shopping—in store or online—apply the right retail shipping services to manage first, middle, and last mile demand without sacrificing speed or precision.


Deliver the positive shopping experiences your shoppers expect while navigating the intricacies of your specific type of retail store. After all, big box retailers have different demands than convenience stores, and seasonality impacts home improvement retailers differently than apparel retailers. We understand these nuances and can help you build strategies to support your goals.


Secure consistent supply for your restaurants, distributors, and operators—no matter the market conditions. Leveraging our best-in-class technology, global services, and data advantage, trust our supply chain experts to build customized solutions that accelerate your restaurant business. Gain support for the most critical areas of your business:

  • Fresh produce
  • Vendor management
  • Purchase order management
  • Special handling and equipment
  • Supply chain analysis and engineering
  • Final mile services


Create an enhanced supply chain prepared for the toughest ecommerce challenges with industry-leading technology, final mile capacity solutions, and multimodal solutions.

Leverage our team of dedicated retail experts

Get merchandise to distribution centers, stores, or homes with streamlined supply chain strategies developed especially for the retail industry by our global network of experts.

When speed to market is everything, trust your merchandise to experts who understand your business, the changing transportation marketplace, and the requirements of retail compliance programs. The long-term growth you’re looking for is possible through short-term retail supply chain process improvements led by people who aren’t afraid to think creatively.

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GoGo Squeez reaches highest-ever on-time score

Watch how data-driven insights connect the dots for retail compliance by delivering on time in full, despite shorter lead times.

Seamless appointments, zero contact required

Touchless appointments from C.H. Robinson keep appointments from becoming a supply chain bottleneck—eliminating touchpoints in the process.

  1. Shipment enters C.H. Robinson system
  2. AI automatically generates appointment
  3. Shipment on load board within 5 minutes
  4. Load matched with early access carrier
  5. Load delivered on time

Related service solutions

C.H. Robinson is here to help you navigate the retail supply chain. Explore additional retail solutions and services and achieve a more efficient supply chain process.

Consolidation and fulfillment

Manage changing inventory demands wherever needed with North America’s largest consolidator. Retail specific programs including inventory fulfillment, cross-dock, and rolling consolidation.

Drop trailer

A custom approach to your supply chain optimization that goes beyond typical brokerage services. Utilize the scale of one the largest drop trailer providers in North America to maximize your network’s potential.


Work with local experts to streamline the complexities of cross-border shipping and optimize your global order fulfillment.

In the news

To balance consumer cost and convenience, rethink your supply chain for 2024

C.H. Robinson's VP, Retail Logistics, Noah Hoffman, explains why many retailers are rethinking the flow of products in their supply chain.


Retail success story: IPC Subway

“As we navigate a historically volatile market, we are rethinking how we do business. Procure IQ’s advanced analytics can help us navigate uncertainty and has been invaluable in helping us develop a new, more efficient, and cost-effective transportation-buying process, for everything from fresh food to kitchen equipment.”
–Matt Montour, Senior Director of Logistics at IPC, the purchasing cooperative for Subway® Franchises