GIANT EAGLE TO ROLL OUT MERCHANDISING SYSTEM
ted Aldata's G.O.L.D. for product merchandising and replenishment management operations across its 138 corporate and 81 independently owned and operated stores, according to Atlanta-based Aldata. The first phase of the implementation is slated for completion by second-quarter 2006, according to Aldata.
PORT CONGESTION LOW DESPITE HURRICANES
WASHINGTON -- Despite recent hurricanes, congestion levels are low and cargo is flowing smoothly at the nation's major retail container ports as merchants move into the peak shipping cycle for the holiday sales season. That was the conclusion of the October Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation here and Global Insight, Waltham, Mass. "Going into the peak month of the peak season, the ports are in good condition," said Paul Bingham, Global Insight's principal economist, in a statement. "Transportation providers and shippers have made decisions that have reduced the pressure on the system compared with a year ago. Despite the disruptions to the national system from the hurricanes in the Gulf Coast, the risk of congestion now appears lower than we were concerned with last month."