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———  POSTAL ———

Task force’s recommendations to Trump remain a mystery

Ever since President Trump ordered a commission to study his allegations against the U.S. Postal Service and its discount rates for internet retailing giant Amazon there has been a cloud over postal headquarters. Read more here.

 

Canada Post, union to hold weekend meeting in attempt to break up contract dispute

Staring at a potential strike or lockout as early as next week, top officials at Canada Post and the union representing 50,000 of the Crown agency’s employees are to meet over the weekend.

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers says its national president, Mike Palecek, and Canada Post interim president Jessica Mcdonald, along with members of their negotiating teams, hope to “unblock negotiations.” To read more…

 


———  LOGISTICS ———

Truck driver turnover, shortage hiking freight costs

While employers in some industries are fighting the tightened labor market by investing in technology, such as self-checkout counters in grocery stores, employers in other sectors, especially construction and transportation, can’t easily replace people with equipment.

Amid low unemployment rates, long-haul trucking companies, for example, are complaining of a driver shortage — though a truck driver association told Insider that the shortage is a result of high turnover and poor treatment of drivers. To read more…

 


———  PRINT ———

Association Media Are Growing With New Revenue Opportunities

Association magazines are a common benefit to members and have developed a longstanding, healthy area for publishing. But like much of the print publishing industry, such magazines are beginning to diversify the means for generating revenue. To read more…

 

With the back to school shopping season behind us and holiday right around the corner, retail marketers are in last-minute planning and execution mode. To create shopping inspiration in consumers, several retailers are actively leveraging the catalog as part of their omnichannel strategy during Holiday 2018. It’s important to understand the value of the catalog and why retailers are investing in this channel as part of their campaign and program efforts.  To read more…