Archive for December, 2017

Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens

JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization focused, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the priorities of the public. The rankings are based on comprehensive surveys conducted on public attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 10,000 respondents […]

FMCSA will grant 90-day ELD waiver for short-term rental trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is planning to grant a request from the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) for a 90-day waiver from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for “short term” rental trucks, defined as being rented out for a period of 30 days or less.

How quickly will ELDs be felt in the freight market?

Last-minute push to install ELDs to comply with the December 18 mandate could lead to “confusion” due to lack of preparation and training time. Once the electronic logging mandate becomes official on Dec. 18, attention will turn to just how quickly it cuts into freight capacity.

More Gifts That Keep on Giving: Sustainable Brands’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Sustainable products geeks rejoice, for ’tis once again the season of giving! And what better way to celebrate and participate than with gifts whose buying and giving creates more cheer, health, beauty and financial stability while eliminating waste, pollution and carbon emissions around the world? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this […]

Global Plastics Alliance Meeting Advances Sustainability and Marine Litter Solutions

Representatives from the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA) – which currently includes participation from 19 countries – met in Penang, Malaysia from December 13-15 to accelerate and advance The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter, also known as the “Joint Declaration.” At the meeting – hosted by the Malaysian Plastic Manufacturers […]

Outlook: U.S. Manufacturing Turns Corner, Rides Upswing of Global Economies; Chemical Industry Growth Rate Surpasses 20-Year Average As Industry Rebounds From Historic Hurricanes

The U.S. chemical industry is riding a global wave of growth as the world’s major economies experience an upswing for the first time in a decade. Increased output and accelerating growth rates that surpass the previous twenty-year average will help cement the business of American chemistry as $1 trillion industry within the next five years, […]

Survey: Shoppers love Aldi, but say Walmart’s customer experience lags

A consumer survey released by Retail Feedback Group Study had positive news for Aldi and cautionary news for everyone else. The 2017 U.S. Supermarket Experience Study, which examined shopper attitudes on a range of industry topics, indicated Aldi is winning with shoppers on value and checkout experience, while Walmart received the lowest scores in all […]

Report: Food and beverage is the fastest growing online channel

Global online food and beverage sales will increase 80% over the next five years, according to research firm Euromonitor International. This growth will outpace the 73% growth projected for the broader retail industry during the same time period, the firm notes. By 2022, Euromonitor forecasts that global online retail sales will eclipse traditional grocery sales.

WHY PASSING TAX REFORM IS GOOD FOR RETAIL

After years of talk, Congress is now close to actually passing meaningful, permanent tax reform. For the retail industry, this is very good news. NRF has been fighting for tax reform for years, and we are optimistic about the current effort. Tax reform is a long-sought goal that would significantly help our industry and create […]