Afternoon Coffee: US Import & Export Prices Fall, Dell & SciQuest Form Partnership

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U.S. import prices fell 1.2% in December thanks to lower fuel prices, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Export prices were also down 1.1% last month.

Dell Software and SciQuest have announced a new partnership. SciQuest is now a member of Dell Boomi’s Partner Network, which Dell says allows the spend management solution provider to reduce implementation times for its customers and improve integration features.

Sam Adams beer maker Boston Beer Co. named Quincy Troupe as its new senior vice president of supply chain. Troupe comes from the Pepperidge Farm division of Campbell Soup Co. Inc. where he served as vice president for manufacturing and supply chain strategy.

U.S. consumer confidence has reached a three-month high, with the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index hitting 44.4. The index is also higher than the 2015 average of 42.9.

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