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ProMat rolls into Chicago this spring
Nation's largest exhibition of material handling and logistics equipment opens on April 8.

Trade group boasts ambitious retail-focused policy agenda for 2019
Privacy issues, trade concerns and infrastructure improvements top retail industry's policy to-do list in the new congressional session, trade association leaders say.

Grocery fulfillment goes high-tech
E-commerce continues to change the grocery market, as companies seek to meet click-and-collect demands with innovative fulfillment solutions and strategies.

Retailers throttle back imports after rush to beat China tariffs, holiday peak
NRF, Hackett report forecasts declining volumes as stores have already stocked up on spring merchandise.

Retail jobs up in December
Retail sector adds nearly 38,000 jobs in December; seasonal hiring falls short of forecast, National Retail Federation says.

JD.com says its fulfillment technology will support "boundaryless" shopping for other retailers
China's biggest retailer brings "retail as a service" model to CES trade show.

Seko Logistics acquires customs brokerage
Buying GoodShip International continues firm's expansion plans.

Slowing economy spells pause for industrial real estate market
But savvy developers will pursue inland port opportunities and growing demand for urban fulfillment centers, new research shows.

The long and winding road
We never quite know what the future holds for us and our careers. The key is to be ready for those learning moments.

Trade, tariffs top list of supply chain issues in 2019
Industry keeps an eye on trade following signing of USMCA, 90-day tariff pause.


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