The new annual NRF Supply Chain 360 event will convene the retail industry’s leading professionals in the fields of supply chain and sustainability on 20-21 June.
“Retailers have experienced significant supply chain disruptions and sustainability demands over the last 18 months. As these issues continue to evolve, it will become increasingly critical that retailers of all sizes have access to a diverse and robust supply chain to operate successfully,” says NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay. “We are convening industry experts to provide a holistic look at the modes and methods needed to build an expansive supply chain ecosystem that will remain self-sustaining for decades.”
According to NRF’s latest survey among retail member companies, 98% of retailers surveyed said they have been impacted by port and shipping delays. Respondents cited container and labor shortages, the continued impact of Covid-19 outbreaks, and delays throughout the supply chain process starting in supplier countries and continuing through to congestion at US ports.
NRF Supply Chain 360 will also include an Expo Hall featuring the latest technology and providing a forum for retail professionals to identify solutions to supply chain and sustainability challenges.
Last week, the NRF said double-digit growth in imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports is slipping to single digits as pandemic-related supply chain disruptions around the world continue.
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