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Retail Import Growth Levels Out But Volume Remains High
After a year of unprecedented increases, imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to return to normal growth rates in 2022 but volumes will remain high, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
“Even with the holiday season behind us, supply chain challenges continue,” NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy Jonathan Gold said. “The huge increases in imports we’ve seen have leveled out, but volume is still at high levels..."
Consumers Prefer to Shop at Retailers that Require Masks, According to New Survey
Forty-nine percent of consumers said they prefer to shop at retailers that require masks.
Learning to live with COVID might be the new normal.
Seventy-one percent of consumers in Numerator’s newest Consumer Behavior & Sentiment Survey said they agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, "I think we will learn to live with COVID-19 rather than ever fully returning to a pre-COVID 'normal'.
Also, almost half (49%) of consumers said they prefer to shop at retailers that require masks (61% of vaccinated consumers...
US Foods Nets Chicago Innovation Award Winner for Ghost Kitchens Playbook Program
Foodservice distribution giant US Foods was named a 2021 Chicago Innovation Award winner for its Ghost Kitchens Playbook Program.
US Foods was awarded the Accenture Corporate Innovator Award, an award that celebrates a large corporation for its commitment to innovation. US Foods is one of 20 Chicago Innovation Award winners selected from more than 425 nominations, a press release explained.
“It is an honor to be awarded with a Chicago Innovation Award for our approach to helping foodservice operators drive alternative revenue streams during...
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