Edition:
International

Lisa Baertlein

FedEx to test package deliveries with self-driving startup Nuro

Jun 15 2021

FedEx Corp and robotics company Nuro on Tuesday announced a multi-year agreement to test self-driving vehicles in the package delivery company's network, starting with a pilot program in Houston. | Video

Electric-van startups race for a 'golden ticket' order

Jun 03 2021

LONDON The future of a bevy of commercial electric van startups seeking investor capital through blank-check IPOs rests largely in the hands of a small group of big companies, above all UPS, FedEx, DHL and Amazon.

Sea change: global freight sails out of the digital dark ages

May 24 2021

LONDON If suppliers in China fail to pick up freight containers to fill an order for MediaShop, Marcel Schneider gets an alert via a digital freight system, allowing the retailer to reach out and fix the problem swiftly.

Echoing Amazon: Walmart, Target try local package delivery

May 19 2021

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -Walmart and Target are testing their own home package delivery services in the United States - stealing a page from Amazon's play book - as e-commerce demand strains traditional carriers like United Parcel Service, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

Echoing Amazon: Walmart, Target try local package delivery

May 19 2021

LOS ANGELES, May 19 Walmart and Target are testing their own home package delivery services in the United States - stealing a page from Amazon's play book - as e-commerce demand strains traditional carriers like United Parcel Service, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service.

McDonald's-owned U.S. restaurants boost pay to lure new workers

May 13 2021

LOS ANGELES McDonald's Corp announced on Thursday a 10% average hourly pay raise at the nearly 660 U.S. restaurants it operates, joining the industry's scramble to lure workers back into kitchens and dining rooms as pandemic restrictions ease.

New Suez crisis adds to pandemic supply worries for European, U.S. retailers

Mar 26 2021

LOS ANGELES/London A stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal threatens to make it even more difficult for European and U.S. retailers to keep products in stock during the coronavirus pandemic.

Suspension of Suez Canal traffic deepens global container crunch

Mar 25 2021

LONDON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -The suspension of traffic through the Suez Canal has deepened problems for shipping lines that were already facing disruption and delays in supplying retail goods to consumers, shipping sources said. | Video

World News

Biden pointedly asks Putin about cyberattacks at summit

GENEVA (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden asked Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday how he would feel if someone carried out a ransomware attack on Russian oil pipelines, a pointed question during their summit that illustrated the breadth of their disagreements.