Ceva Logistics has refused a $1.55 billion acquisition offer from DSV. "[T]he board of directors concluded that the proposal significantly undervalues Ceva's prospects as a standalone company," Ceva said.
Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters to 20 cities, all of which stand out for their infrastructure and potential for growth. New York-Newark, N.J., is the biggest market on the list, ranked by gross domestic product.
The availability of US warehouse space fell in the third quarter, even as 50 million square feet of new capacity came online, according to CBRE Group. Demand is surging along with the rise of e-commerce, and as retailers stock up for the holidays.
Distributors can connect with customers and personalize their experiences by encouraging face-to-face interaction, being direct in seeking business and highlighting new technology, Bridget McCrea writes. "A quick walk around the jobsite will reveal all sorts of areas where new tools and parts can be making a difference," says Perceptive Selling Initiative CEO Jim Herst.
Debbie Qaqish outlines how strategic marketing operations can help tackle three main challenges facing marketing chiefs -- speeding up digital transformation, driving business growth and taking charge of customer experience. "Customer experience is the new competitive battleground and by 2020, will overtake price and product as the brand differentiator," Qaqish writes.
The first step to increased productivity is to stop acting and instead reflect on where we are and where we want to be, writes Naphtali Hoff. His other recommendations include scheduling the time we need and taking care of our bodies through activities and habits such as stretching, sleep and healthy eating.
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