UPS to Help Birkenstock Shorten Order Time, Increase U.S. Product Offering

first_imgBirkenstock Footprint Sandals Inc., the 100 percent employee-owned company and U.S. importer and distributor of Birkenstock footwear from Germany, will shorten special-order handling time by weeks and increase its product offering in U.S. retail stores through an agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions.A new distribution program developed by UPS will manage special orders to the U.S. fulfilled by Birkenstock manufacturing centers in Germany. Special orders that once took months to ship to the U.S. now will take days.“UPS Supply Chain Solutions will help us bring additional new styles, colors and sizes of Birkenstock footwear to American consumers much faster than we have been able to do in the past,” said Birkenstock Chief Operating Officer Gene Kunde.Under the agreement, implemented this month, UPS Supply Chain Solutions will provide a dedicated team utilizing UPS’s full portfolio of services including air, ocean, customs brokerage and small package. The solutions allow shipments to go directly to retail outlets. This alleviates interim handling and repackaging steps typical of the retail distribution process. UPS also will deliver retailer orders for the Spring 2004 season beginning this fall.“While our main goal is to satisfy our customers, there also are significant operational benefits to this new distribution arrangement,” Kunde said. “The UPS program takes pressure off our U.S. warehouses and gives our retailers more options for consumers.”Birkenstock, the first company to introduce the U.S. market to the Euro-comfort shoe category in 1967, realized 20 percent growth in fiscal 2002, exceeding the industry average of six percent. The agreement with UPS Supply Chain Solutions will enable Birkenstock to keep pace with rapid growth while increasing its ability to respond to its retailers and consumer needs.last_img read more

NAFCU monitoring CHOICE Act mark-up, flood insurance hearing, more

first_img 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU tomorrow will monitor the House Financial Services Committee mark-up of the Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10), slated for 10 a.m. Eastern, and will make credit unions aware of any legislative updates to the bill affecting the industry.The CHOICE Act contains numerous NAFCU-sought measures, including Durbin interchange amendment repeal and other Dodd-Frank Act reforms. Two separate hearings were held on the bill last week; one which often cited the Dodd-Frank’s impact on the current regulatory environment and credit unions.NAFCU encourages credit unions to reach out to their members of Congress and seek support for repealing the Dodd-Frank Act’s Durbin amendment through NAFCU’s Grassroots Action Center.In hearings this week:The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday will examine the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. Slated for 10 a.m. Eastern, the hearing includes witnesses from the Association for State Floodplain Managers and others. continue reading »last_img read more

Baker Mayfield slams Texas, QB Sam Ehlinger and fuels Red River Rivalry

first_img“He couldn’t beat Lake Travis, so I don’t really care [about] his opinion on winning,” Mayfield said. “Westlake is a great program, but the two best quarterbacks to come out of there are Drew Brees and Nick Foles. Sam can stay down there in Texas.”Added Mayfield: “That will stir the pot. He doesn’t like me, and I hope he knows I don’t like him either.”Right now @bakermayfield joins @RushSportsTalk with @Tyler_McComas on @Sportstalk1400 Listen Live— SportsTalk1400 (@Sportstalk1400) June 19, 2019Mayfield will surely be watching Oct. 12 when Texas plays Oklahoma in their annual Red River Showdown game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. When asked about early rumblings that Texas could contend for a national championship this season, Mayfield didn’t hold back.”They said the same thing when they beat Notre Dame a couple of years ago, and they won like three games after that,” Mayfield said. “I’m sick of that crap.” Related News [email protected] made it clear that Texas is NOT back. And, he had some thoughts on the Longhorns’ starting QB, Sam Ehlinger, with @TedLehman11 and @Tyler_McComas. #Sooners— SportsTalk1400 (@Sportstalk1400) June 19, 2019He then turned his attention to Ehlinger, who attended a rival high school, Westlake, close to Mayfield’s Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. Browns veterans confronted Baker Mayfield after negative comments about Duke Johnson, report sayscenter_img Just because Baker Mayfield plays in the pros doesn’t mean he can’t still stir up some college rivalry.During his Wednesday appearance on SportsTalk 1400 in Norman, Oklahoma, the Browns quarterback and 2017 Heisman Trophy winner ripped into Texas, Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger and, in the process, stoked the Red River Rivalry between his alma mater, Oklahoma, and Texas. Browns’ Baker Mayfield to Duke Johnson: ‘You can get out of the way or you can join us’last_img read more

Reports: Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao lined up for Monaco return

first_img Radamel Falcao Chelsea flop Radamel Falcao could return to Monaco in January, according to reports in France.The striker moved to Stamford Bridge on loan in the summer but he has found the net just once in 11 games.And now, according to L’Equipe, Chelsea are considering pulling the plug on Falcao’s loan and sending him back to France.The Colombian, too, is reportedly open to ending his stay in London early in the hope he can get some more action in Monaco.The 29-year-old still has over two years to run on his contract with the French side and they are keen to reintegrate him back into the squad.Falcao spent last season on loan at Manchester United but it was a similar tale to his time at Chelsea, with the forward netting just four times during his spell at Old Trafford. 1last_img read more