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  June 2014
 
In this Issue...


The Fall Conference

New ISF Guidelines from CBP

Retail Transformation: What It Means for Retailers and Their Trading Partners

New Member Spotlight

Controversy Averted (at Least for Awhile): The Rollout of the CPSC's Proposed Changes to Certificates of Compliance Will Be Delayed

Should I Use a 3PL Outside the NYC Commercial Zone?

The Great Retail Myth: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Dying




Upcoming Events

Retailer Open Forum
7/10/2014
Conference Call

Supplier Open Forum
7/11/2014
Conference Call

Retailer Open Forum
8/7/2014
Conference Call

Supplier Open Forum
8/8/2014
Conference Call

2014 Fall Conference
11/2-5/2014
Camelback Inn Resort & Spa
Conference


SAVE THE DATE!

2014 Collaboration Workshop
9/2014
Newark, NJ
Conference

 



Complimentary Resources

RVCF Live LINK: Listen Now

Should I use a 3PL Outside the NYC Commercial Zone?

Automation and Software Integration with Rocket BlueZone

Four Best Practices to Improve Quality in the Supply Chain

The Art of Collaborative Procurement!

The Hype & The Real Truth About The Generational Differences

The Customer-Centric Supply Chain

9 Steps to Building a Business Case for B2B Integration

Your Playbook for Creating a Winning Data Transmission Service

 

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From the Desk of Kim Zablocky:
The Fall Conference


RVCF LogoI can't wait for the RVCF Fall Conference! We have programs for everyone who does business in retail. We're leading off with a renowned keynote, Doug Stevens. Doug will look ahead and present what he sees as the future for retail, its brands, and the consumer.
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New ISF Guidelines from CBP
Mark Kopp, Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc.


On May 14, 2014, Mr. Craig Clark, Importer Security Filing (ISF) Program Manager for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), met with members of the trade community in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Clark's presentation was held under the auspices of Avalon Risk Management and the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. CBP has processed over 10.5 million Importer Security Filings from approximately 2,500 filers and 264,000 importers..
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Retail Transformation: What It Means for Retailers and Their Trading Partners
Bryan Nella, GT Nexus


Mike Relich, COO of Guess, Inc., spoke a couple of weeks at the GT Nexus Bridges conference about transformation occurring in retail. Relich pointed out that one billion square feet of dead mall space exists today. This is a result of several factors ranging from e-commerce growth, to showrooming, to same day delivery. But the necessary transformation today is being built entirely around the customer. Retailers have to be prepared to engage the shopper at all points in the omni-channel - from e-commerce interfacing to the in-store shopping experience.
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RVCF New Member Spotlight

RVCF is a member-based organization focused on promoting best practices, trading partner alignment and collaboration, and technology solutions to streamline operations, lower costs and speed goods to market throughout the retail value chain. RVCF welcomes new members Athra, NJ Inc., Barnes & Noble, Franklin Sports and UST Brands.
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Controversy Averted (at Least for Awhile): The Rollout of the CPSC's Proposed Changes to Certificates of Compliance Will Be Delayed
Melissa Miller Proctor, Esq., Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently voted to delay implementation of its proposed changes to the required certificates of compliance for certain regulated consumer goods. The CPSC previously announced its proposed changes to Part 1110 of its regulations - often referred to as the "1110 Rule" - in a Federal Register notice published more than a year ago, in May 2013. The delay in implementation is attributed in large part to the criticisms raised by industry, which warned of the detrimental impact that the proposed rules would have on supply chains, business operations and the clearance of imported goods into the United States.
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Should I Use a 3PL Outside the NYC Commercial Zone?
Alpha Distribution Solutions

When choosing a third party logistics provider, the facility's physical location is of great importance. The location may provide significant savings on freight in an unexpected way. 3PLs provide their clients with savings due to their expertise, assets, and effective and efficient distribution processes. 3PLs utilize automation, warehouse management systems, and locations with lower real estate and employment wages to provide the best value to their clients.
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The Great Retail Myth: Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Dying
Dwight D. Hill, The Retail Advisory LLC


A rumor based on few facts began circulating in the press several years ago. It sounded something like the following: "...retail stores are dying..." or "...the store is dead..." or even better "...e-commerce is making the store irrelevant..." These headlines certainly have garnered attention and continue to do so. Who can argue the point given the store closure announcements we are inundated with almost on a daily basis? Here are a few announcements for anyone who may have missed them.
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IMS Results Count

To drive store traffic provide something they can't get online.
Getting shoppers off their phones requires engaging with experiences.
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