Dollar General Dual DC To Serve 1,000 Stores

In Blair, Nebraska, Dollar General has opened its first dual distribution center.

At full capacity, the DC will supply traditional and fresh produce to 1,000 Dollar General stores.  The discount retailer expanded fresh produce options recently at its stores.

This site was chosen for its central location, quality roads, and hard-working labor. The Blair DC will serve as a hub for distributing products across stores in the U.S.


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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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Boosting Fruit-Picking Productivity: Tevel’s Flying Robots

Israel is abuzz with news about Tevel’s fruit-picking, AI robot.

The Flying Autonomous Robot™ (FAR) can autonomously harvest crops normally picked by hand or other equipment.  It can also mimic the activities of bees, pollinating the crops.

Israel has become a hub for over 500 agri-tech companies that call it home.

Interested in learning more about use of drones in agriculture? See the post, New Buzz on Drones.


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Black Powder Is a Single Source Issue for the US Military

The sole domestic source for black powder, a key ingredient in the production of many military explosives such as bullets, mortar shells, and artillery rounds, was shut down nearly two years ago after an explosion destroyed much of the plant in Minden, Louisiana.

The mill is set to reopen in Summer 2023 under new ownership.

This scenario highlights a problem that has become far too common. Supply chains related to national security can be brought to a halt by […]

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