How to ship craft beer safely!

Entrusting your beer to the American Post Office can be a daunting task. For one thing, you need to know how to pack your craft beer properly so that it reaches its destination safely. On the other hand, you have to research whether you can ship your craft beer within the USA or internationally at … Read more

White Paper: Carrier Rate Report Q4 2022

FreightWaves’ Carrier Rate Report – presented in partnership with DDC FPO – provides a review of the last quarter of 2022 and a forecast for the coming months. The report combines insights from a survey of carriers with data from SONAR and aims to provide information that market participants can use to inform their strategies … Read more

Supply chain scams and scams!

Very early in my career, an employee of mine was fired because he was found to be accepting kickbacks from packaging suppliers whom he had favored and inappropriately contracted with. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of emails and messages from unknown people offering to sell me masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) at … Read more

Understanding the Supply Chain: A Conversation with Demi Obayomi of Sapphire Ventures

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to many changes in society – and significant disruptions to supply chains. That prompted venture capital firms to seek investments in technology companies that promise to bring transparency and efficiency to the supply chain. According to PitchBook data, supply chain venture capital investments totaled $33 billion in 2020 across 1,251 … Read more

Is online gambling possible in Namibia?

Regarding online gambling in Namibia vs. South Africa, African countries have surprised us with the ever increasing statistics for the gambling market. Generally, when you think of Africa, you think of relatively developed nations with recurring social problems. While that’s still partially true, things aren’t the same in Africa as they were 50 years ago. … Read more

International Retail Expansion (Infographic)

The path to international expansion in retail has been successful, but has also been lined with many accidents and failures. But is it that simple? “We will expand to the USA!” I’ve heard that refrain many, many times. The growth and success that a retailer experiences as it expands in its original home market inspires … Read more

Former employee is suing United Furniture Industries for mass layoffs

A former United Furniture Industries employee claims the Tupelo, Mississippi-based furniture maker violated federal law by failing to give nearly 2,700 employees and truck drivers who had been left homeless 60 days’ notice of its sudden closure. I work two days before Thanksgiving. Former employees of UFI, which operated under the Lane Furniture brand, were … Read more