Overstock.com selects Kansas City for 517,000 sq ft distribution centre

EFT

will open a distribution centre in Kansas City, Kansas. The new 517,000-square-foot operation, located at 5300 Kansas Avenue, will create more than 100 jobs within the next two years. They join a variety of other companies using Kansas for distribution and fulfillment facilities, including Amazon, Hy-Vee Aisles, Dollar Tree, Spectrum Brands and Horizon Global. Online home goods and furniture retailer Overstock.com, Inc.

Billion Dollar Port Plan Brings Mega-Retailer To Mexico

Elementum

Mexico’s ports have long been considered North America’s least attractive option for retailers looking to import goods to the continent. The move may be risky, but the mega retailer’s play may also be indicative of an emerging trend in North American maritime freight.

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Spot market demand heats up out West

DAT Solutions

Volumes were also up from other markets with seaports, including Stockton and Los Angeles – which is home to the two biggest ports in North America. Seattle to Salt Lake City gained 13¢ to $1.84/mi. The spot market continues to offer a mixed bag.

Spring Starts Slowly

EFT

The hours of service restrictions on truckers contributes to this trend as carriers cannot legally serve some cities within the same time as they used to. . Premium`: Freemium`: Channels: Supply Chain Region: North America Article Type: Executive InsightsRetail Sales . .

Tomorrow’s Workforce must Embrace Training and Re-skilling

Enterra Insights

”[1] In a 2017 study, Didem Tuzemen, an economist at the Kansas City Fed, indicated the “decline in demand for middle-skilled work — a phenomenon dubbed ‘job polarization,’ because more positions are concentrated at the higher and lower ends — has played a role in keeping prime-age men out of the job market.”[2] City navigators will connect people to place-based education opportunities.”[4]