March 17, 2017

The annual celebration of all things Irish is with us once again, but did you ever stop to think just how much planning goes into St. Pat’s? As well as providing a great reason to wear green, the supply chain behind St. Patrick’s Day is big business for retailers, tourism, and many other sectors.

Before you head out into the evening to drink a pint of the black stuff and dye your local waterway green, consider the various economic influences of St. Patrick’s Day in the U.S. and what it means for American businesses. Continue reading The Supply Chain Behind St. Patrick’s Day

December 5, 2016

As workers headed off for the Thanksgiving break, fulfillment crews started to shift into high gear for the holiday rush. For the retail sector and those of us who supply them, this really is the business end of peak season.

If you’re in the industry it’s likely you’ve been too busy to think, let alone put your feet up to peruse the supply chain headlines. Whatever you missed in November, we have the monthly round-up that will get you all caught up! Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: November 2016

September 7, 2016

We’ve already enjoyed July 4th this year, but that same spirit of independence is worth celebrating wherever we find it. That’s why we’re so proud to share that our client Antica Farmacista is heading to the distinguished displays of Barneys New York!

The Seattle-based brand, which produces high-quality bath and body-care products, joins many other major names on the department store’s shelves. What distinguishes Antica from most of the others is the unique quality that comes from independent ownership.
Continue reading Antica Farmacista Brings Independent Body Care to Barneys New York

July 6, 2016

What a difference a month makes…

As the fireworks fade and summer vacation plans loom large, the hectic schedule and holidays can prevent you from consuming all the supply chain news you’d typically follow.

That’s where Capacity comes in, offering up our usual monthly review of all things important, intriguing, and even downright odd that have made headlines in supply chain circles. Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: June 2016

June 11, 2016

There are some sensations that only a retail store can replicate. Yes, we love e-commerce, but there’s something about the hands-on feel of a storefront that allows a brand to flow into a physical space.

Our client Bluemercury understands this sensation and channeled its value to score some exuberant press last week. The popular beauty brand opened its newest location in New York City, down in one of the most attractive neighborhoods for aspirational brands, TriBeCa.

Suffice it to say, it wasn’t long before the headlines and social media praise started rolling in! Continue reading Bluemercury Finds the Beauty in Brick and Mortar Retail