Archive for December 2017

2017: A Transformational, or Transitional Year For Supply Chain?

By any measurement, 2017 was a significant year for supply chain executives involved in both manufacturing and retail. Major U.S. retailers closed over 5,000 brick and mortar stores, Amazon announced significant acquisitions and supply chain investments, and e-commerce closed out the year with what’s believed to have been a dominant holiday sales season. At VCO…

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Is Retail Really Dying, Or Just Transforming?

It’s hard to read anything about today’s retail environment without feeling a sense of doom — malls closing, brick and mortar chains like Hhgregg and The Limited closing all of their physical stores or going out of business altogether, and venerable retail brands like JC Penney and Sears continuing to sag under the pressure of a changing…

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