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Global trade expansion to slow in first quarter of 2018, DHL forecasts
DHL/Accenture index predicts changes in volume of cross-border trade in air and ocean containers.
No brick-and-mortar meltdown during holiday, panelists say at NRF convention
Amazonclypse failed to materialize, experts say. Momentum of strong sales could continue thanks to hurricane recovery, cold snap spending, tax reform.
Which supply chain innovations are ready for the mainstream?
A new report from Gartner Inc. identifies nine new technologies and strategies that it predicts will see widespread adoption by 2022.
Retailers offering personalized services to combat online price wars, UPS says
Online shopper survey finds brick and mortar stores can offer a better shopping experience than e-commerce.
Top tips on how to handle the 2017 peak shipping season
Sharing lessons learned from past peaks can help shippers and their service providers survive the make-or-break holiday rush.
New "Logistics Manager's Index" helps round out economic picture
Index developers say logistics pros' "close-to-the-ground" observations offer clues to the direction of the economy.
New index polls logistics managers to gauge U.S. economy's direction
Logistics Manager's Index seeks respondents for monthly poll measuring transportation, warehousing, and inventory activity.
Geodis Group reports 10-percent rise in e-commerce orders
Logistics giant shipped 2.5 million orders between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.
Early holiday shoppers have highest expectations for order fulfillment
Early holiday shoppers have higher expectations for swift delivery than their more leisurely neighbors, a survey shows.
A new administration may mean major change across supply chain
A more business-friendly climate could slow regulatory oversight, be a boon to infrastructure, and reverse favorable union laws. Yet trade would likely suffer.

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