FedEx and United Parcel Service are girding for their biggest test yet in the e-commerce era, with the holiday shopping season pushed ever earlier and stretching the limits of shipping networks already strained by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monarch Beverage Co. to be acquired by Illinois beer distributor
Indianapolis-based Monarch, family-owned and locally operated since 1947, is the state’s largest beer distributor. It has about 600 employees.Read More
Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers have tested positive for COVID-19
The online retail behemoth, revealing the data for the first time, said that the infection rate of its employees was well below that seen in the general U.S. population.Read More
Texas developer plans $325M industrial park in Whiteland
Dallas-based Mohr Capital has already broken ground on the first building in the master-planned Mohr Logistics Park—a 1 million-square-foot distribution center for Cooper Tire—and has several more in the early planning stages.Read More
Market Wagon looks to expand produce-delivery service nationwide
The 4-year-old company uses proprietary software and legions of small farmers and gig drivers to create an Amazon-like system that delivers fresh produce, meats, dairy products and other local food.Read More
The spinoff company, Red Technologies, is built around proprietary software that Spot launched in 2015 to help connect shippers, trucking companies and drivers for the purpose of freight brokering.
The delivery giants have seen a boom in residential deliveries since lockdowns kept consumers out of stores, and fear of contracting the virus has limited their shopping trips.
Milwaukee Tool, which will open a 150,000-square-foot facility on Southtech Drive, has been on a growth tear, with employment increasing from 1,000 to 5,000 over the last decade.
Warehouse workers say they’ve been under enormous pressure for months, working extended hours to fulfill a crush of pandemic orders. Now they are preparing for an unprecedented surge in demand, as retailers kick off online holiday sales earlier than ever.
MD Logistics says it will keep operating under the same name and does not expect any layoffs or consolidations as a result of the acquisition.
The online shopping giant has been working on drone delivery for years, but it has been slowed by regulatory hurdles.
Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson denied a request by former Celadon Group Inc. President William Meek to travel to a Mexican resort for a birthday celebration while he is awaiting trial on multiple fraud charges.
Postal Service officials, bracing for steep losses from the nationwide shutdown caused by the pandemic, have warned they will run out of money by the end of September without help from Congress.
Amazon received government approval to put more than 3,200 satellites into orbit with the goal of beaming internet service to earth. The company said it will spend $10 billion on the initiative.
Former and current Amazon executives who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly say no company could fully prepare for the crush of orders stemming from a global pandemic.
The owners of Moonshot Games are launching a delivery service they say can help local independent retailers compete with Amazon.com and the big-box stores.
As envisioned by developer Ambrose Property Group, Westpoint Business Park eventually will include as many as nine logistics buildings totaling more than 6 million square feet of space.
A largely agricultural area near the formerly contested border of Zionsville and Whitestown could soon be the site of two 550,000-square-foot warehouses.
Plans call for the mammoth Hancock County facility to feature 146 docks and parking for 1,985 cars and up to 916 trailers.
Sensing an investment opportunity—and a chance to do good—the four Litt brothers have set aside for investment a portion of the $40 million they reaped from the 2019 sale of their transportation-management firm, Reliable Source Logistics.
The nation’s largest Coca-Cola bottler is planning to merge its Anderson, Bloomington, Lafayette, Shelbyville and Speedway warehousing and distribution operations into a massive new Whitestown facility by next spring.
Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart all said Sunday that they had temporarily closed or limited hours at some locations for safety reasons, while Amazon said it has adjusted some routes and suspended some deliveries.
The Whiteland Town Council has scheduled a special meeting to consider a tax abatement related to the proposed development of 997,000-square-foot logistics building on 121 acres near Interstate 65.
President Donald Trump says the coronavirus pandemic highlights the importance of U.S. manufacturing and moving supply chains out of China, as he blamed that country anew for not doing enough to slow the pandemic.