Q&A: GXS’ Nick Parnaby on Supplier Communications

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 21, 2011
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As part of Panjiva’s commitment to providing the best intelligence on all-things global trade, we’ve decided to enlist the insight of some of the world’s most forward thinkers on trade data, supplier management, overseas sourcing and related topics to share their insights. We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Parnaby, VP of Supply […]

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November Trade Data: No Red Flags

  • By Josh Green
  • · December 15, 2011
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The word from the Panjiva research team: trade activity was essentially level (again) from October to November.  Specifically, the number of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. experienced a 0.2% month-over-month increase from October to November.  Typically, we see declines from October to November: -2% in 2010, -6% in 2009, -7% in 2008, and -5% […]

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2011 Holiday Trade Trends – Barbie Reigns (again)

  • By Emily
  • · December 15, 2011
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As we’ve tracked a decrease in shipments of high-end items like cashmere sweaters and video game consols, we’ve tracked an increase in shipments of less expensive, classic children’s toys.  This season, shipments of Barbie dolls have been 17% higher than shipments in the 2010 season.  One influence is retailers importing fewer toys overall – see […]

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2011 Holiday Trade Trends – Fewer Expensive Gifts on Shelves

  • By Emily
  • · December 13, 2011
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In early November, we took a look at imports of toys into the US and noticed an interesting trend:  overall imports were down by 9.8% year over year.  Another look at our data showed that some categories of high-end gifts were even further off 2010 levels, showing retailers anticipation of conservative consumer spending this holiday […]

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