Archive for This Week in News

This Week in Logistics News (October 6 – 12)

Going, going, gone. Those words were posted on Instagram, along with a picture of his “Girl with Balloon” canvas print, by the renowned and mysterious street artist Banksy shortly after the piece of art had sold for nearly $1.4 million at auction. Why going, going, gone? Well, Banksy, who has a history of pranking the art world, had built a shredder into the frame of the print in 2006, just in case it ever went […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 29 – October 5)

We have officially entered one of my favorite parts of the year – October. The days are getting cooler, the football season is in full swing, hockey season is starting, and it’s the beginning of the baseball playoffs. For the first time since 2004, the Red Sox and Yankees will face off in the playoffs, with the first pitch tonight at 7:30 at the friendly confines of Fenway Park. October also means we are officially […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 15 – 21)

The wait is over, and the show is finally here. I’ve mentioned on here a few times how my kids (and my wife and I) have become obsessed with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece that is Hamilton. Well, this weekend, we finally get to see it live. And while the touring cast does not feature Miranda, or my personal favorite Daveed Diggs, it does feature Nicholas Christopher who grew up in the town where we live. Either […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 8 – 14)

Every acquisition has its growing pains, right? Well, Amazon is seeing that now with its acquisition of Whole Foods as a group of Whole Foods employees are seeking to establish a union for the company’s 85,000+ workers. The group recently wrote a letter to Whole Foods employees citing that they are concerned about the “direction of Whole Foods in an Amazon era.” The letter outlines a few demands, including a $15 minimum wage for all […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 1 – 7)

And like that, summer is over and the kids are back to school. But this year is a little different, as my daughter has joined her big brother at the elementary school and started kindergarten. For some reason when my son started kindergarten, it didn’t seem like it was as big of a deal to me. Maybe he has always seemed older. Maybe it was his naturally outgoing personality that made it easier. Or maybe […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 25 – 31)

In October 2015, Asteroid 2015 TB145, dubbed the Halloween Asteroid, passed within 302,000 miles (just over 1 lunar distance) of the Earth. The asteroid is an estimated 2,297 feet in width, making it the largest object to pass that close to the Earth since 2006. The asteroid is expected to pass by the earth again just after Halloween this year, but this time will be an estimated 25 million miles from the Earth. What makes […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 18 – 24)

It is the bane of my work week. Each week I waste more time there than anywhere else. What is this place that is the sinkhole of my productivity? I’ll give you a hint – it’s the sinkhole of productivity for much of the East Coast of the US. Yup, that’s right – Interstate 95.  There is a stretch of I-95 in the metropolitan Boston area that is always congested and always under construction. It […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 11 – 17)

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), total spending for K-12 schools and college combined is projected to reach $82.8 billion, nearly as high as last year’s $83.6 billion. The top four categories for back to schoolers (not back to college) are clothing ($236 million), electronics ($187 million), shoes ($138 million), and supplies ($122 million). While I still need to bring my kids shopping for a few new articles of clothing and shoes, our school […]

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This Week in Logistics News (August 4 – 10)

Food waste and its impact on supply chains and the environment has been a hot topic lately. Tesco has scrapped “best by” dates on packaging to reduce waste, and Circular Systems is pioneering new tech to convert food crop waste – like banana peels and hemp stalks – into wearable fibers. Two more companies are stepping up their part to reduce food waste. Lidl is running a test by selling boxes of “wonky” fruits and […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 28 – August 3)

Growing up in the 80’s, malls were a pretty big deal. They were the social hotspots for teenagers, the place where you could buy anything (so the original Amazon), and even spawned a full-on tour for Tiffany, aptly named “The Beautiful You: Celebrating the Good Life Shopping Mall Tour ’87.” One of the best things to do at the mall was to go into stores where you knew there was no way you were buying […]

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