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BYLINE: RICHARD KNEE
Logistics and business environment draw high marks, though infrastructure reportedly needs work
Amid continuing rising transportation costs, retailers say they are witnessing a gradual shift of manufacturing back to the United States.
"It's a business as well as an environmental decision," said Melissa Ruiz, social and environmental manager at IKEA, the home furnishings retailer headquartered in Sweden.
Ruiz told this month's Greening the Supply Chain conference sponsored by the International Warehouse Logistics Association that the manufacturing of some bulky products such as furniture is beginning to migrate back to …