retail shipping

Business, Logistics

Rising Trucking Costs Amplify Pressure for P&G, Church & Dwight

Truck Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

Procter & Gamble Co., the maker of Bounty paper towels, Crest toothpaste and Pampers diapers, says the cost of trucking its goods is still on the rise. Whether that leads to more price increases for U.S. consumers on top of last year’s remains to be seen.

Tiffany Kary and Deena Shanker | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Returns of Online Purchases a Key Factor in E-Commerce Boom

UPS shopping Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

While the growth of e-commerce is widely viewed as a boon for last-mile deliveries, customer returns of the merchandise that’s delivered also are forcing change across carriers’ and shippers’ supply chains, industry experts said.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Intermodal Operators Expand in E-Commerce as Online Retailers Seek to Control Costs

Train Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

Intermodal rail and trucking companies are competing to meet the transportation needs of e-commerce businesses while adapting to how these new supply chains differ from those of traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Business, Logistics

Retailers Revamping Distribution Strategies to Deliver Directly to Shoppers, Merchants Say

The world of retail shipping is being turned inside out, led by a high-tech-driven shift in goods transportation.

February 24, 2014