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Suppliers

Retailers are using newfound clout to put the squeeze on suppliers

November 28, 2022

Via: RetailWire

With inventories elevated in many categories and the economy slowing amid inflationary pressures, larger retailers are using reclaimed leverage to cancel orders, fight price increases and seek out concessions from suppliers. Vendors had enjoyed an extended period of pricing power […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Are outsized private label gains in grocery a foregone conclusion?

June 27, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Grocery store brands are expected to be big winners in the near term as inflationary pressures and a potential economic downturn force consumers to trade down. Unlike other challenging periods, however, store brands have more going for them than low […]


Suppliers

Are smaller retailers getting crushed by the supply chain mess?

May 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Smaller retailers often count on speed, nimbleness and agility for an edge over larger competitors, but current supply chain disruptions are proving to be a high hurdle. Ninety-one percent of SMB retailers believe larger companies have an advantage over them […]


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 […]


FMCG products, Retail Types

Grocers fret over how to pass higher costs onto customers

May 9, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Thanks to record inflation, price sensitivity at the grocery channel is back. With a vengeance. And all indications suggest it’s only going to get worse. Grocers, however, have been reluctant to pass on recent manufacturer price increases because they know […]


News & Trends

Will retailers find it harder to pass along price increases in the months ahead?

February 14, 2022

Via: RetailWire

The Labor Department last week said U.S. inflation reached another four-decade high in January, accelerating to a 7.5 percent annual rate. Consumers haven’t fully felt the sticker shock so far, but they may very soon. A healthy economy supported by […]


News & Trends

Will 2022 be the year of trading down at retail?

January 25, 2022

Via: RetailWire

The cost of everyday products has risen more in the past year than the incomes of average Americans, leaving consumers searching for ways to save money on their purchases. A Wall Street Journal article points to ways that shoppers are […]


Retail Types, Stores

Walmart is stocked and ready to roll back prices for Christmas

November 17, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Color Walmart CEO Doug McMillon impressed with his company’s performance after reporting third quarter sales that exceeded both the retailing giant’s expectations as well as those of Wall Street. Walmart’s core business in the U.S. posted a 9.2 percent year-over-year […]


News & Trends

Should retailers take prices higher?

November 10, 2021

Via: RetailWire

A survey of top retail executives finds 59 percent planning to pass on the costs of supply chain disruptions to consumers. Thirty-six percent were planning to absorb the hit and keep prices consistent. The survey of 51 senior-level executives fielded […]


Suppliers

Will retailers win now and lose later with long-term shipping contracts?

October 7, 2021

Via: RetailWire

Supply chain disruptions have plagued the U.S. retail landscape in recent months, raising concerns that Christmas shoppers will be met with stock outs rather than gifts when the holiday season gets under way. Some major retailers have been trying to […]