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IKEA’s North American distribution network – Update #1


The following list identifies existing and planned IKEA distribution facilities in North America serving their retail outlets. They are listed from oldest to newest. A map of the locations is also provided via this ZeeMaps weblink. Westampton (Philadelphia), New Jersey … Continue reading

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Charting the waters of Trader Joe’s distribution network: UPDATED


Below is a list of Trader Joe’s distribution facilities in the United States, along with the size, date opened, and geographic locations. With the exception of their facilities near Chicago and Dallas, all are concentrated on the East and West coasts, as … Continue reading

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ALDIstribution centers in the United States: UPDATED


As ALDI continues its rapid expansion of grocery stores across the United States, its distribution and logistics network is growing as well. Below is a list of the company’s  distribution centers including a new facility in Petersburg, Virginia and one … Continue reading

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Geography of Costco logistics in North America: UPDATED


  Below is a list of Costco’s distribution centers (they refer to them as depots) in North America and their square footage. Following the list is a weblink to a map created which shows how there are dispersed across the continent. Many … Continue reading

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Fulfilling Amazon’s geographic strategy


Here is a weblink (http://bit.ly/1cAvzIM) to a map created showing the geographic distribution of Amazon’s current Fulfillment Centers across the United States and Canada. Currently, there are many such facilities around the world with more opening in 2014 (Tampa- Ruskin FL, two in … Continue reading

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North American intermodal rail hubs – update


Freight railroads throughout Canada and the United States have been investing billions of dollars over the past couple of decades to upgrade their intermodal infrastructure. Unlike most other forms of transportation, nearly all rail infrastructure is privately financed and maintained … Continue reading

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