Sometimes it takes more than a good supply chain to be competitive
Article by Cathy Morrow Roberson from Transport Intelligence - Published on August 28st 2013
The latest US monthly retail sales indicate a sluggish retail environment as July retail trade sales increased only 0.1% from June. This sluggishness appeared to be evident in the latest earnings reports from some of the US largest retailers with Walmart reporting a 0.3% decline in second quarter sales; Macy’s reporting a 0.8% decline and Sears reporting a 6.3% decline. Meanwhile, Amazon’s second quarter revenue increased 22.0%.