Just when I think I can catch a breather something else comes around that catches my attention! Wow. The weeks seem to get busier and busier but it is fun and keeps my mind occupied - a good thing, particularly when the team is a few thousand miles away!!
So, what's happened since the last time I updated here? Well, the Global Freight Forwarding report is now officially published and to great success! I'm very pleased to see the interest. Thank you to all that have purchased it!
Now, I focus on my next report - APAC Logistics. The outline was approved this morning so I'll get to work on that early next week. Also, the August Global Logistics Monitor is scheduled to be completed early next week. If you are a Ti portal subscriber and did not receive a copy of the July GLM, let me know and I'll send a copy to you. I'm not sure if it has been posted to the portal yet.
Also, if you are not a subscriber to our free monthly m&a e-newsletter, be sure to sign up before Monday. As you probably know, a few acquisitions in the North America market have recently been made. We'll highlight three of them - XPO Logistics/New Breed, TransForce/Contrans and Norbert Dentressangle/Jacobson Companies along with a special briefing on the North America m&a market - what's driving this growth? what sectors? why? and more.
Duh. Before I forget. I wrote a blog post this week! Speaking of acquisitions....
Supply Chain Plays a Major in the US Dollar Discount Retail Sector This is an interesting topic. I keep seeing more discount retailers such as these pop up. Also, Wal-Mart seems to be interested in this space particularly as they build smaller, neighborhood stores. Who says the US economy is improving? I guess it depends on who you ask. These dollar discount retail stores are increasing revenue in the double-digits on an annual basis. Something's going on for sure. Check it out when you can.
Well, that's about it from here. Just to let you know that I do more than just write articles and reports, below is a photo I took while on a recent walk in the North Georgia mountains. I'm trying to get back into shape so that if I get to attend our conference in Singapore in October, my plan is for an extra few days in Japan to walk part of Mt. Fuji!! Fingers crossed on that one!
Have a great weekend and next week and thanks for reading!