The changes hitting the retail sector as a result of e-commerce are happening so quickly and so intensely that it’s possible that regular mainstays of the Top 100 Importers list could fall off the rankings, or fall apart entirely.
Amazon has shippers concerned that the storied disrupter of brick and mortar retail is training its sights on logistics. The e-commerce giant has purchased thousands of trailers blazoned with its logos in the U.S., registered as a non-vessel-operating common and leased 20 U.S. domestic cargo jets as the company appears Amazon primed to expand into last-mile package delivery and beyond.
News & Analysis
12 Jul 2017
Some of the largest and most congested US metropolitan areas have shorter last-mile delivery runs on average than smaller cities, a CBRE survey shows.
07 Jul 2017
Online marketplaces and mobile apps are challenging decades-old business models for industrial distributors as use of e-commerce channels grows, a UPS survey finds.
26 Jun 2017
Amazon and Wal-Mart are squaring off in a retail "cold war" that will unfold online and in stores, reshaping logistics, speakers at the SMC3 Connections Conference warn.
29 May 2017
The last mile on the route to e-commerce fulfillment is getting crowded.
11 May 2017
The distribution and fulfillment demands of Amazon.com will significantly disrupt traditional long-haul truckload shipping.
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