CosMc’s Stellar Chicago Debut

Judging from the long lines, customers think McDonald’s new brain child, “CosMc’s,” is out of this world!

Using a retro character from the ’80’s as the new store mascot, McDonald’s launched the first CosMc’s location in Chicago in December 2023.  Customers have been flocking to the new beverage and small snack format store ever since.

Ten more locations are slated to open in Texas this year.


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Operationalizing Supply Chain Resiliency

Business leaders across various industries are reporting high levels of uncertainty due to ongoing geopolitical issues.

The war between Russian and the Ukraine, disputed transportation lanes, and the fear of another global health pandemic are but a few issues that are top of mind for business leaders across the United States and beyond.

AlixPartners’ Disruption Index, which draws upon over 3000 senior executives, fell 5% year over year in 2023, highlighting top leaders’ ongoing concerns about geopolitical issues and the potential […]

Shein Inks Deal for In-Store Presence

Customers of Shein will soon be able to go beyond online shopping to experience shop-in-shops and in-store returns in Forever 21 locations across the U.S..

Shein’s partnership with Forever 21 will establish both physical and online spaces for the fast-fashion retailer, accelerating cross-selling at Forever 21’s mall stores and Shein’s online marketplace.

(To learn more about Shein, see our previous post about Shein and fast fashion.)


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Big Changes for Krispy Kreme’s Logistics Model

Beloved doughnut maker Krispy Kreme is making big changes in how it services customers.

Customers currently have two ways to enjoy Krispy Kreme doughnuts: a trip to a local Krispy Kreme shop for “Hot Now” doughnuts, which is referred to as DFD—delivered fresh daily. Or a trip to a grocery store for pre-made / pre-packaged doughnuts, which is referred to as CPG—consumer packaged goods.

However, Krispy Kreme executives just announced the planned closing of the CPG facility in Concord, North Carolina, as […]

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