95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.

Retail success post-COVID will rely on understanding new customer mindsets, says Conversity

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Retail technology company Conversity believes that understanding the intricacies of these new mindsets is vital if brands are to thrive in the post-pandemic world Six months after COVID-19 started making its mark across the world, lockdown restrictions and widespread working from home offices have caused many consumers to rethink their shopping habits.


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Retailers must optimise their pricing strategies for affordability during the golden quarter, says Oxylabs

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Recent figures from the CBI has revealed ‘retail sales fell at its fastest pace in four months in October’ as people reined in spending in the face of more coronavirus restrictions

Lacklustre training leaves retail staff underprepared to perform during the pandemic, research from Axonify reveals

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A lack of training has left frontline retail associates underprepared to perform during the pandemic, research from the latest report from Axonify, a modern training and communication solution for frontline associates, has revealed

Minimizing Retail Supply Chain Disruptions in 2021 and Beyond

Speaker: Izaac Moran, Customer Success Manager, FourKites; Glenn Koepke, SVP of Customer Success, FourKites; and featuring interviews with supply chain experts from Dollar Tree and Best Buy

Register for our upcoming webinar to see how savvy retailers including Dollar Tree and Best Buy are leveraging real-time visibility across their end-to-end supply chains in creative ways to drive agility and thrive in today’s unpredictable environment.

ToolsGroup Acquires Mi9 Retail’s Demand Management Business


Mi9 Retail’s Demand Management business was formerly known as JustEnough Software. Combined company gives retailers a powerful new technology arsenal to efficiently improve product availability under constrained supply and outperform the competition.

Retailers Embrace Gig Economy Fulfillment

Logistics Viewpoints

The gig economy and its on-demand armies of drivers have moved people and food for years, but many retailers still hesitate to tap into Uber, Postmates and other companies to quickly move orders from stores to local customers’ doorsteps. Gig economy fulfillment setting retailers apart.

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The Changing Face of Retail

Enterra Insights

And the retail sector has certainly been changing, transforming, and evolving over the past few years. Most retailers now understand the importance of have a strong omnichannel strategy. 5] Tripathy suggests retailers reexamine and be open to new ideas in five areas.

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Retailers Could Start Holiday Sales Before Halloween

Enterra Insights

For years now, retailers have been advancing the date for Christmas holiday sales. ”[1] And many consumers realize their gift selection could be limited to items currently found on store shelves or currently available in online retailer inventory.

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Covid-19 Retail: Cash, Product, and People


The retail industry, like many others, has been upended by Covid-19. The focus for all fashion retailers is inventory. Below we will examine inventory + a new retail outlook for 2020. This retailer stands to lose -$98M or about -20% of their total revenue for the year.

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Automated Order Processing and Proactive Inventory Management

Speaker: Irina Rosca, Director of Supply Chain Operations, Helix

Organizations need to focus on demand driven supply planning, utilizing real time information on customer orders from all marketplaces (e-commence, Amazon - or other online retailers, and point of sale data from brick and mortar). Focusing on this information once per month during the S&OP meeting is too late for all business units to align. Companies should have seamless integration between order entry, inventory management, forecasting and supply planning models and purchase order status to sense risk, pull levers to mitigate potential risk, and communicate within and outside the organization. This is especially important for new product releases, in store programs or promotions (sales, end caps, PDQ. etc) or online promotions (company run or 3rd party). Depending on total supply chain lead time, not having real time visibility and analysis of this information can significantly affect sales and the bottom line.

Retail After Covid, Part 2: How Retail Is Changing

Enterra Insights

For many retailers, the pandemic has been a nightmare. In Part 1 of this article, I discussed signs that the brick-and-mortar retail sector is recovering. In part 2 of this three-part article, I discuss what some experts are saying about how the retail sector must change in the post-pandemic world — the so-called “new normal.” ” Not only will retailers have to reevaluate their operations, they will have to reacquaint themselves with their customers.

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Cognitive Technologies in the Retail Space

Enterra Insights

Although every economic sector undergoes constant change, the retail sector has probably seen more changes in a shorter period of time than most other sectors. As explained below, cognitive computing can do much more for retailers than simply monitor social media.

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Retail Supply Chain Trends Driven by COVID-19

All Things Supply Chain

This shift isn’t a negative thing, either, as retail supply chains are becoming more… General coronavirus COVID19 pandemic retail retail supply chain supply chain trends trendsIt’s become evident that things won’t go back to the way they were before the pandemic.

Get Your Retail Fulfillment Channels Integrated


As we approach 2021, you’ll see more retailers not only embracing omnichannel retailing, but also… The post Get Your Retail Fulfillment Channels Integrated appeared first on Tecsys.

The Retail Supply Chain Revolution

Logistics Viewpoints

There is a revolution in retail supply chains. The post The Retail Supply Chain Revolution appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Retail Amazon retail supply chainThe rapid growth in ecommerce is driving technological innovation and experimentation at an uprecedented rate.

Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority


Omnichannel retail is the new “Gold Standard” for the industry. The post Retail Warehouse Automation Is Finally Top-Priority appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Technology Warehouse Retail Warehouse AutomationOn the surface, an omnichannel approach gives consumers the ability to blend their online and physical experience into one. For supply chains, the impact of omnichannel is more significant.

Retail Category Management


How do retailers manage their categories? Walmart and other retailers spend a great deal of money on hiring category managers whose job it is to manage products and their categories. retailer and supplier). Retail category management is a continual process.

Trends 2021: Retail

Enterra Insights

Everyone knows the retail sector has experienced some tough going over the past couple of years. According to Susan Reda ( @Susan_Reda ), Vice President for Education Strategy at the National Retail Federation, “The U.S. can expect the long tail impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to be felt in the retail industry for months to come.”[1] Retail trends in 2021. ” Andrew Cox ( @andrewcox40 ), a Senior Retail and Market Analyst, agrees with Reda.

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Immediate Retailer Actions to Overcome Logistics Delays!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Retailers would normally already have their goods on hand in Distribution Centres, Stores, and any other channels they may use. Retailers should have had their goods by now yet for some their inventory hasn’t even left the country of manufacture. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

The Pandemic will End; But Will the Retail Apocalypse?

Enterra Insights

The light shining in many a retailer’s eye is a reflection of hope that the pandemic is beginning to wind down. 22, Coresight said, retailers in the U.S. Analysts from EY note, “This is a pivotal moment for the retail industry.

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The New Normal: Predictions for Retail in 2021


In episode six of Be Ready for Anything, ToolsGroup’s Pre-Sales Manager for Europe, Birger Klinke, talks about what retailers should expect in 2021 and how they can leverage probabilistic forecasting and automation to adjust to a changing marketplace.

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What Happens to Retail in Fall 2020?


As retail companies enter the traditional “back-to-school” selling season, we must acknowledge there is nothing traditional about BTS 2020. Retail experts tend to agree that foot traffic in malls will continue to be a challenge throughout Fall 2020.

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May retail sales supportive of freight flows

The Supply Chain Journal

Retail sales in May fell 1.3% It’s important to note that the headline decline masked what was the second-highest month on record for core retail sales. However, demand for retail products remains at record levels. The NRF recently raised its forecast for retail spending in 2021.

ONS retail dip – how can retailers turn it around in time for Christmas?

IT Supply Chain

Partner for Retail, Infosys Consulting. The post ONS retail dip – how can retailers turn it around in time for Christmas? By Sachin Jangam (pictured). appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk

6 Ways AI Drives On-Time Inventory Delivery for Retail Supply Chains


Retail supply chains in particular face a horde of supply chain challenges such as: . While on-time delivery for retail supply chains is an excellent driver of trust and brand loyalty, these challenges can stand in the way of ensuring on-time delivery.

How digitalization ensures survival in physical retail

DELMIA Quintiq

Experts say that every second physical retailer is expected to shut down within the next 15 years. It’s no surprise then that customer expectations have risen steadily, and with them, the complexity of the retail sector. Customer loyalty is the decisive factor for physical retailers. But new shopping experiences offered by online retail are increasingly challenging traditional concepts, such as those of customer and brand loyalty. Customer behavior is changing rapidly.

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Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO


[link] An omnichannel retail strategy is the new norm in today’s supply chains. The post Omnichannel Retail Strategy: Not just a Buzzword, But a Business Model | TALKING FREIGHT VIDEO appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis. Omnichannel Retail Supply Chain Videos

What retailers should be preparing for next

IT Supply Chain

Partner for Retail, Infosys Consulting. The post What retailers should be preparing for next appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Sachin Jangam (pictured). Industry Talk

The Retail Apocalypse Deepens

Enterra Insights

Years before the novel coronavirus pandemic shut down economies, analysts were writing about the retail apocalypse and what it would take for brick-and-mortar retailers to survive. Analysts generally cite three contributing factors for the retail apocalypse: overbuilding, too much debt, and e-commerce (aka the Amazon Effect). ”[2] The simple answer is: No retail will emerge intact. Every retailer has suffered a hit during the pandemic.

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UK retail sales – best quarter on record

IT Supply Chain

Retail Industry Lead, CI&T. The post UK retail sales – best quarter on record appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Melissa Minkow (pictured). Industry Talk

Omnichannel Retail and the Cost to Serve Online Customers

Logistics Bureau

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, a significant number of retail enterprises have taken their business online, adding to the already vast array of online shopping opportunities for consumers.

Retailers’ inventories suggest restocking long way from finished

The Supply Chain Journal

Inventory levels increased for the nation’s largest retailers during the fiscal second quarter that ended July 31. Retailers accustomed to carrying thin inventories saw merchandise positions quickly sold through and have struggled to catch up to demand for more than a year now.

How to Prepare for the Future of Retail Logistics


Now is the time to prepare because the future of retail logistics is already here and it’s digital. The post How to Prepare for the Future of Retail Logistics appeared first on Tecsys.

ONS retail figures: are pre-pandemic retail levels here to stay?

IT Supply Chain

Retail Industry Lead, CI&T. The post ONS retail figures: are pre-pandemic retail levels here to stay? By Melissa Minkow (pictured). appeared first on IT Supply Chain. Industry Talk