Orders are no longer standardized, retailers demand more value-added services, and customers expect to receive products faster than ever. Now is the time to examine how e-commerce will continue to shape material handling trends in 2015.
Survey publisher BDO USA says many traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have fewer...
DXP reported healthy sales increases across the board, but a large impairment charge in Q4 gave...
Though February's manufacturing index still indicated expansion, it was the fourth straight drop...
Exxon Mobil gas production has been reduced after an explosion at one refinery and labor unrest at another, resulting in a 25 cent-per-gallon increase in less than a week.
Reliance's succession plan includes a new CEO, CFO, and executive vice president.
The rebound is a key indicator that business investment plans showed an increase.
Interline's sales increased across all segments both quarterly and yearly, but increased SG&A costs related to expansion initiatives and litigation charges hurt its bottom line.
The company's fourth quarter profit fell year-over-year, but a net increase of 80 stores helped boost sales and profit throughout the year.
The company nearly hit double-digit percent sales growth year-over-year, which included a 35 percent increase in engineered components.
As countries around the world take efforts to weaken their currencies the strength of the U.S. dollar is rising. While, this may seem positive at face value a strong U.S. dollar can have some unfortunate consequences.
The acquisition of Scepter boosted Q4 and full year 2014 sales, while weaker demand in the company's material handling segment hurt profits.
Increasing electricity generation by independent power producers and nonutility generators will require heavy investment by firms to protect sensitive industrial machinery, and connect new facilities to the grid.
A gain on the sale of a portion of the company’s ownership in HD Supply helped boost Home Depot's sales and profit for Q4 and fiscal 2014, while 2015 currency exchange rates could hamper gains in 2015.
Kaman's distribution segment had year-over-year double-digit growth both quarterly and for the full year.
A large increase in administrative expenses hampered Q4 profit, while Q4 and full year sales and profit also had considerable drops.
The rise follows months of crashing prices and is still $1.08 per gallon less than a year ago.
Gibraltar's fourth quarter and 2014 increased sales, though the company took a sizeable profit loss in both segments.
Costs for two acquisitions and a new distribution center in Q4 hampered profits, while sales had a healthy increase.
The New York-based Conference Board said Thursday its index of leading indicators had its weakest gain since a 0.1 percent rise in August.
Despite MRC's Q4 sales and income both having significant gains, and a company-record revenue in 2014, CEO Andrew Lane expects 2014 to be a challenging year for the company.
Reliance's Q4 sales were up nearly 12 percent year-over-year, and profits jumped nearly 50 percent, thanks to the December acquisition of Fox Metals and Alloys.
Growth in Lawson's strategic accounts and Kent Automotive division boosted sales, while increased operating expenses hampered profits.
Factory output ticked up last month after a flat reading in December, suggesting manufacturing is still supporting economic growth, though weaker than last year.
The Labor Department said that the decline in its producer price index last month was the biggest drop in the data series that goes back to November 2009.
Unfavorable foreign currency translation, primarily in Venezuala, heavily hampered Lincoln's quarterly and yearly profits, which showed a double-digit decreases.
The drop in import prices was 47 percent bigger in January than December, while the price index for U.S. exports has not recorded a monthly advance since July.
Motion's Q4 and full year sales reported healthy growth, while operating profits showed a big jump over both periods.
Acquisitions of MEDCO and CPO drove organic growth in Q4 and throughout 2014, while the company announced new investments to maximize future operating results.
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