Home and Houseware September 16, 2016
Inventory accuracy as per consumer demand is pressing home improvement retailers to change tack, but the biggest shift may be yet to come
Home and Houseware May 31, 2012
This article discusses the benefits of sourcing out a Third Party Logistics Company such as McKenna instead of shipping to Canadian Mass Retailers direct from the USA.
Home and Houseware May 2, 2012
This article informs our hardware customers about this top notch trade show and let's you know how we can help you out if you deal with products in the "Hardware Logistics" category
Home and Houseware February 27, 2012
This article discusses the upcoming Chicago Home and Housewares show and how McKenna helps many of these customers.
Home and Houseware November 17, 2009
If you take off your logistics professional hat for a minute then you can better see the challenges that surround home and houseware products. Open any newspaper or flyer, listen to any TV or radio ad, walk into any big box store or retail boutique and you are inundated with an incredible number of options of nice to have or improved function products for the home. Everyone knows there are a few thousand manufactures of knives, toasters, chairs, garden hoses etc. out there but if you asked anyone on the street for a brand name they can probably only name one or two; and most likely they will throw the name of a gimmick product rather than the top of line. Think SlapChop. Also, the retail giants are not specialized any more in catering to a specific part of the house; Canadian Tire is no longer a big hardware store, WalMart is now very successful in food and Costco will sell anything that fits on its shelves, in bulk.