The Week of December 11th: 10 things eft's been reading

Is the Tesla truck the new Amazon of the headlines?

1. Everyone’s jumping on the Tesla band-wagon. Is it the savings? The headlines? The autonomous-potential? ‘Anheuser-Busch wants to deliver beer with Tesla's electric semi-trucks.’ [engadget]

2. And here it is in the wild. ‘Elusive Tesla semi truck spotted taking a cruise.’ [RoadShow]

3. How do you win at omnichannel? Here’s one way: ‘Home Depot plans to spend $5.4 billion to sharpen its omnichannel strategy.’ [Digital Commerce 360]

4. This is a growing problem for urban eCommerce. ‘Your 10,000 packages arrived — and they’re causing all kinds of problems.’ [The Washington Post]

5. [Video] Apprenticeships. Talent challenges comes up again and again in our events. Here’s one solution. ‘ These factory workers get paid to go to school.’ [Vox]

6. XPO Logistics’ meteoric rise in numbers. ‘Deals Fuel XPO Logistics Into the Fast Lane.’ [Bloomberg]

7. A comprehensive look at Flexport. The $800m logistics startup. ‘This Startup Is Digitizing The Entire International Shipping Process.’ [CB Insights]

8. Big companies are doing their part to make the supply chain cleaner. ‘Dell, General Motors convene the 'NextWave' of marine plastics management.’ [SupplyChain Dive]

9. Guess what, another new tech-logistics startup. ‘FreightHub, a European ‘digital freight forwarder’, scores $20M Series A.’ [TechCrunch]

10. Target is buying an Instacart equivalent. ‘Target is buying Alabama-based, same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million.’ [TechCrunch]


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