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Why The Supply Chain Deserves To Take Priority In Retail’s Digital Transformation

August 15, 2019

Category: Suppliers

Worldwide spending on retail technology will increase by 3.6% to $203.6 billion in 2019, according to Gartner. However, many of the retail technologies getting developed seem to be customer-facing. Could it be that technologies that enhance essential ‘behind-the-scenes’ areas like […]


5 ways to improve B2B customer relationships

August 6, 2019

Some companies squander opportunities to build better B2B customer relationships. Here’s where they go wrong, plus five steps to enrich yours. B2B relationships have more potential for loyalty and growth than B2C relationships, which are more transaction-focused. In B2Bs, sales […]


Trump: US to impose 10% tariffs on $300B in Chinese goods

August 2, 2019

Category: Suppliers

In a statement released by the American Apparel and Footwear Association following the announcement of planned tariffs, CEO Rick Helfenbein said, “Tariffs are taxes on American consumers. The President’s decision to proceed with adding these additional costs for hard-working American […]


Retail Trends

Toy and Game Trends for the Holidays

August 13, 2019

Via: Independent Retailer

While consumers are on vacation and enjoying their summer breaks at the beach with friends and family, retailers everywhere are already starting to think about holiday readiness. Toys R’ Us has announced they will re-open a few stores this coming […]


Suppliers

Amazon applies for waiver with FAA to allow drone delivery

August 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

Drones, for the last few years, have been viewed as the future of last-mile delivery for a variety of organizations ranging from third party logistics to hospitals. These flying couriers could also make it easier to provide same-day delivery in […]


Suppliers

Is Walmart doing enough to protect workers in its supply chain?

August 12, 2019

Via: Retail Dive

The sheer scale of Walmart’s supply chain is hard to comprehend. By the retail giant’s own count, it involves some 100,000 suppliers. If truly understanding the size of that network of manufacturers, distributors, subcontractors and so on is difficult, monitoring […]