This past week on ID was dominated by exclusive items, including two regarding Amazon's reported entry into the delivery market, my recent discussions with Berkshire eSupply and Lawson Products and a look at Grainger Show 2018.
Here's this week's Top 5
Report - Amazon Set To Launch Business Delivery Service That Rivals FedEx, UPS: Long-swirling rumors of Amazon creating its own delivery service rivaling FedEx and UPS gained major steam Feb. 9 as the Wall Street Journal reported the e-commerce giant is doing just that.
What Amazon’s Entrance Into Delivery Means For Distributors, And B2B Commerce Overall: Amazon's reported upcoming entry into the business delivery space, though almost expected, has raised eyebrows across the distribution space and B2B commerce overall. Here from three prominent B2B commerce service providers about how they gauge Amazon's new impact.
ID At Grainger Show 2018 - Sights And Sounds: I was in Orlando at the 2018 Grainger Show Monday and Tuesday. Get my impressions from Monday's activities, sights and sounds and a preview of what's to come.
Exclusive - Berkshire Hathaway Acquires Production Tool Supply, Forms New Wholesale Division Berkshire eSupply And Sets Out To Help Independent Distributors: In the fall of 2017, Berkshire Hathaway acquired MROP distributor Production Tool Supply and created a new wholesale division, Berkshire eSupply. In this exclusive interview, ID editor Mike Hockett chats with Berkshire eSupply President John Beaudoin about the division’s emergence and how it plans to aid independent distributors. This item was posted Feb. 5, but continues to draw considerable traffic.
Exclusive - Lawson Products Execs Talk Acquisition Strategy: ID editor Mike Hockett talks with Lawson Products CEO Michael DeCata and SVP of Supply Chain & Development Shane McCarthy about the company's recent acquisitions and the method behind them.