Walmart squeezes suppliers

  Many smaller suppliers agreed to have Walmart handle their freight (to Walmart DCs and stores, of course). What I hear is that Walmart is not a totally reliable provider of transportation and some gripe that they are paying fines for this unreliable performance. Now, the plot thickens. New charges include: A collect pickup fee […]

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I was wrong

Diesel prices are holding their own— despite refineries coming on line. What gives?   While fuel exports haven’t hit records, they are trending higher than in prior years. Seaborne shipments of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel departing the U.S. Gulf Coast in March, April, and May averaged 32% higher compared with the same three months last […]

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