Quotes With Your Coffee #17

Intelligence expects demand on Hong Kong-Los Angeles container routes to be flat to down by low-single digits in 2023.

Bloomberg supply lines, february 19, 2023

Paris, January 16, 2023 – According to a new report by the Capgemini Research Institute, in the face of economic headwinds, organizations are taking a cautious approach to investment. Disruption in the supply chain is seen as the top risk to business growth for 89% of organizations, ahead of rising raw material prices and the energy crisis. Supply chain resilience is a key priority with 43% of businesses planning to increase investment here, while 39% intend to increase investment in technology to reduce costs and drive business transformation.

where-are-organizations-investing-in-2023brsupply-chains-and-tech-are-top-of-the-list, January 16, 2023

A Wall Street Journal analysis of Labor Department data indicates that annual growth has eased to levels that existed before the pandemic. Inflation observed during the past six months would extend to prices rising 1.9% over the course of a year, close to the average annual rate of 1.7% between 2010 and 2020.

Consumer Prices Plateau as Inflation Slows to Prepandemic Levels, Danny Dougherty and Nate Rattner, Wall Street Journal, January 20, 2023

In a new report titled “What’s in Store for Brick-and-Mortar,” an international innovation strategy consultancy called Frog holds that physical stores will enter a new era of popularity when their base purpose becomes providing branded experiences instead of merchandise transactions.

Should your store be a showroom, a playground, an oasis?, Al Urbanski, CSA, January 18, 2023

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