Supply chain

Retailers

Walmart to Hire 20,000 New Supply Chain Workers

Walmart is planning to hire 20,000 permanent associates to support operations at its Walmart and Sam's Club distribution centers, fulfillment centers and transportation offices, the Bentonville, Ark.-...

Technology

Schnucks Goes Chainwide with Deployment of Tally Robots

Schnucks is expanding its use of Simbe Robotics' inventory management robots into all 111 of the St. Louis-based chain's grocery stores.

Federal government "must take action to end its uncoordinated and outdated approach to supply-chain policy and let some steam out of the engine," Consumer Brands Association President and CEO Geoff Freeman says.

Producer price spikes, especially in meats and other in-demand categories, may be outstripping grocery retailers' ability to take price hikes.

The retailer is seeking to meet a need for speed with an automation-centric expansion of its Great Lakes Distribution Center in Delaware, Ohio.

Manufacturers and retailers have differing forecasts for dollar sales and where those sales will come from, but they do agree on the importance of digital commerce, Advantage Sales' Outlook June 2021 survey finds.

Conversions of five more facilities by the end of 2022 will expand self-managed procurement, distribution and transportation to 85% of the company, creating the East Coast's largest grocery network, officials say.

Experienced Antuit executives succeed Craig Silverman at the demand forecasting and supply chain software firm.

A new task force led by the secretaries of agriculture, transportation and commerce will look to boost resilience for U.S. supply chains, including those in agriculture and food production.

Producer prices for beef, pork and chicken as well as animal feed are up by double-digit percentages year over year, amid what the Consumer Brands Association calls a "perfect storm" of rising costs.

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