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Retail Inventory Method: A How-To Guide

May 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

When you run a store, it’s critical to keep a finger on the pulse of your business. Paying attention to metrics like inventory value can reveal a lot about the state of your company’s finances and its operational efficiency. Although […]


Suppliers

How a Routed Delivery Strategy Can Help Drive Efficiencies

May 13, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The end goal of any business is selling and delivering products to match consumer expectations. These expectations, however, constantly change, requiring retailers to be flexible and adaptable in turn. This is why routed delivery strategies are important for retailer success. […]


Others, Tech

Retail tech funding drops 11%: report

May 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

With the exception of store management technology, overall retail tech investment activity cooled during the first quarter. This is even among unicorn companies whose valuations reach or surpass $1 billion. For a time, retail unicorns appeared to be having a […]


Others, Tech

US grocery delivery giant Instacart files for IPO

May 12, 2022

Via: Charged

US online grocery delivery platform Instacart has announced it has filed a draft registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which if approved, allows it to list its shares. Instacart was valued at $39 billion in March […]


Retail Types, Stores

Dollar Tree taps former Dollar General execs for help with supply chain, merchandising

May 12, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Flanigan and Gatta join Dollar Tree’s new executive chair, Richard Dreiling, as the Dollar General veterans now helping to steer Dollar Tree in its transformation efforts. Dreiling ran Dollar General as CEO from 2008 to 2015, when he retired. During […]


Suppliers

Logistics industry veteran Melissa Somsen joins AFS Logistics

May 11, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

AFS Logistics announces Melissa Somsen as chief commercial officer (CCO). Somsen has over 30 years of sales experience in the logistics industry, including executive leadership roles for the last 15 years at UPS and TForce Freight. As AFS Logistics CCO, […]


News & Trends

Amazon faces worker demands — from shareholders

May 11, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Union organizers aren’t the only Amazon stakeholders demanding changes to its workplace policies, thanks in part to a shift in focus at the Securities and Exchange Commission. At its annual shareholders meeting later this month, Amazon will be putting forth […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Zara to begin charging for online returns

May 11, 2022

Via: Charged

Zara has started charging customers to return products they have purchased online. Since the beginning of May, Zara customers have been charged £1.95 to return items, with the fee deducted from their total refund, according to The Industry.Fashion. However, items […]


Retail Types, Stores

Is inflation the true cause of recent supermarket closures?

May 10, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Some big name grocers have been closing store locations against the backdrop of record-breaking inflation. Walmart closed three under-performing locations in April, in Louisville, Cincinnati and Bellevue, Washington, with plans to close two more soon, according to Eat This, Not […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Ikea to spend $3bn to make ecommerce purchases easier

May 10, 2022

Via: Charged

Ikea has vowed to spend $3 billion to make ecommerce purchases easier for customers. The investment will help the furniture retailer open new locations in cities across Europe and North America, as well as retrofitting existing stores to better fulfil […]