Cathy Morrow Roberson

Cathy Morrow Roberson

Involved in both the ecommerce and the supply chain markets for several years, Cathy Morrow Roberson follows both with great interest and enjoys connecting with others and to share new ideas. Founder and Head Analyst of Logistics Trends & Insights LLC, Cathy provides unique research and content solutions for the supply chain market and frequently writes for leading logistics publications and blogs. Cathy can be reached at, Twitter: @cmroberson06 and @LogisticsTI, website:

CIOs under Pressure as Retail Industry Transforms

Dec 9, 2015
Sales at Brick & Mortars fell 10% during the Thanksgiving holiday while online ordering increased its share of the retail spend pocket. Is it the end for Brick & Mortars?

More than Alibaba – China’s Retail Industry

Dec 2, 2015
Consulting firm, McKinsey noted “over the course of the next decade, the global face of the retail industry will change dramatically. Emerging markets will continue to see spectacular growth, both in regards to new shoppers and per capita spending”.

The New Retail Industry

Nov 25, 2015
This week kicks off the “official” holiday shopping period here in the US and how traditional retailers versus online retailers fare will be closely monitored. However, an interesting comment from one analyst, Laura Kennedy, director of retail insight at Kantar Retail, noted, “Retailers have finally realized that shoppers don’t see the difference between going to the store and shopping online.”

A Bumpy Q3 for Some Freight Forwarders

Nov 17, 2015
Another bumpy quarter for the freight forwarding market thanks to a global economy that is slowing. The US, however, was a bright spot for many forwarders due to rising imports ahead of the peak season.

Battle for Singles Day Supremacy

Nov 11, 2015
Alibaba’s latest quarterly revenue indicates a company still much dependent on its home turf and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

DSV and UTi Worldwide Combination Provides a Balanced Global Presence

Oct 12, 2015
The industry had just barely digested the XPO Logistics acquisition of Con-way when DSV announced its intentions to acquire UTi Worldwide.

Logistics M&A Activity – What’s Next?

Sep 24, 2015
The logistics environment is undergoing great change as 2015 goes down as one of the most active for m&a activity in recent years. Last week, Logistics Trends & Insights hosted a Twitter chat relating to this topic.

Retailer Target puts the spotlight on supply chain

Aug 26, 2015
Plagued by a huge security breach a couple of years ago and a botched attempt to enter the Canadian market, the US retailer Target perhaps took a wise step this past week in naming John Mulligan COO and responsible for the company’s supply chain. Mr. Mulligan will certainly be kept busy particularly as Target’s CEO noted the retailer has an “incredibly complex supply chain” for unacceptable stock

Same Day – Is it Worth It?

Aug 12, 2015
Evidently plenty of start-up companies seem to think Same Day delivery is worth it just by the number of new start-ups either popping up or existing ones expanding into a new city.

Record Breaking Fiscal Years for East and Gulf Coast Ports

Aug 4, 2015
Record freight is being reported at US ports as memories of the US West Coast dilemma refuse to fade.