Retailers Getting Into Distribution Business


Light & Medium Truck - August 31, 2010

A num­ber of com­pa­nies that receive or ship large amounts of con­sumer goods are tak­ing a fresh look at how their prod­ucts are shipped across the coun­ty. Many are tak­ing over the ship­ping func­tions to con­trol costs and make bet­ter use of their infra­struc­ture. Com­pa­nies from Wal-Mart to Coca-Cola are tak­ing over their dis­tri­b­u­tion net­works.