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Amazon looking at turning Sears, J.C. Penney stores into fulfillment centers – WSJ

Sears Store Closing

PortandTerminal.com, August 9, 2020 NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that eCommerce giant Amazon and Simon Property Group are in discussions that would see them converting major anchor tenants like Sears and J.C. Penney into fulfillment centers. For Amazon, more fulfillment centers near residential areas would speed up the crucial last mile of delivery. For Simon, …

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The Biggest Chokepoint in the Global Food Supply Chain Is Trucks

Long line up on a highway of 18 wheeler trucks

BLOOMBERG, APRIL 3, 2020 Road-freight strain has never been greater, U.S. carrier says | ‘If I take a couple of weeks’ vacation, you all starve’ By Thomas Black, Jonathan Gilbert, and Isis Almeida for Bloomberg Truckers hauling food are facing delays across the globe in the latest disruption to supply chains snarled by the coronavirus pandemic. They’re enduring lengthy wait times in Europe because of …

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SUPPLY CHAIN: Delivery drivers virus without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer

Delivery driver standing in front of his van with arms crossed.

REUTERS, March 25, 2020 (Reuters) – On his delivery route through Orange County, California, Joseph Alvarado made 153 stops one day last week for Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), touching the inside and outside of his van, more than 225 packages, and dozens of customers’ doors and gates. In a global coronavirus pandemic that has infected about 420,000 people and killed nearly …

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