2018 RETAIL & LOGISTICS

| April 24, 2018

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In 2017, there were more store closures than at the height of the Great Recession, Amazon continued to dominate the online market, and Cyber Monday outperformed Black Friday for online sales for the second year in a row. One thing remains clear for 2018: businesses that want to survive the “Retail Apocalypse” must make changes to meet increasing customer demands. 2018 will be about improving strategies for eCommerce sales, fulfillment operations, and embracing the world of on-demand commerce

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National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is "to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class." Our team consists of only the Elite driving and office professionals

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National Carriers, Inc.

National Carriers is a diversified motor carrier servicing all 48 states in the continental United States with transportation offerings which include refrigerated, livestock, and logistics services. At National Carriers, our mission is "to be the safest, most customer-focused, and successful motor carrier in our class." Our team consists of only the Elite driving and office professionals

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