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News & Trends

9 retail trends to watch in 2023

January 9, 2023

Via: Retail Dive

With the threat of a recession looming, the new year brings about a slew of challenges for retailers recovering from a year of supply chain bottlenecks and inventory surplus. But not all of 2023 is expected to be gloomy. The […]


News & Trends

2023 Retail Success Guide

January 5, 2023

Via: Independent Retailer

Retailers have been running around tirelessly trying to keep up with consumer demands and the drastic shifts in the economy. With the year coming to a close and the economic outlook for 2023 looking uncertain, retailers are growing concerned. Supply […]


Suppliers

Supply Chain Volume & Wholesale Prices Dropping Rapidly

December 27, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

After the pandemic-driven surge in consumer demand that triggered a frenzy of shipping activity and skyrocketing prices, logistics and transportation companies are signaling a fast slowdown. Shipping and wholesale prices are plunging and orders are not being placed as often. […]


News & Trends

Three Strategies to Employ in 2023 to Boost Retail Profitability in Spite of Inflation and Economic Uncertainty

December 23, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

The post-COVID-19 retail recovery hasn’t quite gone according to plan. However, during the height of the global pandemic, brands showed that they’re not just able to quickly pivot to overcome roadblocks; in fact, many have been tremendously resilient in the […]


Suppliers

What Can You Do To Improve Retail Supply Chain In Warehouse 2023 and Beyond

December 21, 2022

Via: RIS News

Retailing is a cutthroat business with razor-thin margins and tough competition. You have to find every avenue to increase revenue and cut down costs. The supply chain is a business function that you can optimize to achieve exactly that. It’s […]


Suppliers

AWS announces AWS Supply Chain

December 1, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company announces AWS Supply Chain, a new application that helps businesses increase supply chain visibility to make faster, more informed decisions that mitigate risks, save costs, and improve customer experiences. The announcement […]


Suppliers

Op-ed: How cloud solutions increase supply chain sustainability

November 7, 2022

Via: Charged

Many people and organisations still view cloud adoption mainly through the lens of IT cost savings, and supply chain-related businesses are no exception. I have much empathy for such a perspective, though, as a technology fellow in a cloud software […]


Suppliers

FedEx preps for moderate peak season with space to add new customers

November 2, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

FedEx is preparing for a moderate peak season in terms of demand and has the space to onboard new customers during the holidays, according to Brie Carere, the company’s executive vice president and chief customer officer. “I would not anticipate […]


Retail Types

How to Utilize Supply Chain Diversification

October 31, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

A recent report on the state of the global supply chain describes the current climate as persistently unpredictable. That is not a favorable forecast for any company, regardless of what they are selling. Profitability in large part demands that schedules […]


Customer Engagement, Customer Experience

U.S. luxury rising: Driving engagement in new markets and creating artful retail experiences

October 10, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

A lack of international tourists, supply chain constraints and rising costs have not stopped luxury brands from thriving in the ever-evolving U.S. retail landscape. From 2016-2019, the luxury market grew 5% per year, outpacing growth in the non-luxury sector. In […]


Retail Types, Stores

Is retail ready for the first post-pandemic holiday season?

October 3, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Each holiday season, the retail stakes get higher. For many retailers, the holiday season is both an opportunity to make a big difference in their bottom line and a high-stress period for systems and staff. Consumers are planning to spend […]


News & Trends

Is the customer really the most important thing in retail?

September 27, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Pardon my cynicism, but if I had a dollar every time I heard some variant of the phrase “the customer must be at the center of every retail decision” at Groceryshop last week, I’d be able to buy a nice […]


E-commerce, Retail Types

Opening Your Ecommerce Store: What To Do Before Day One

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

The following checklist will help you to be prepared for your big moment. Your launch day is certainly a memorable one, full of both excitement and hard work. By ensuring that you are ready beforehand, you can reduce stress on […]


Customer Experience, Loyalty Programs

3 Expert Perspectives on Why Margin, Experience and Loyalty Will be Key to Winning Holiday 2022

September 22, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Inflation and the threat of recession are defining aspects of the 2022 holiday season, but the potential bad news will do little to dampen a potentially successful — if not extraordinary — season. However, even with many of the last […]


Suppliers

Will climate change make supply chain disasters the new normal?

September 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Forty-four percent of chief supply chain officers say they have a general sense of potential climate change risks based on previous events, but they have not methodically identified or quantified those risks, according to a Gartner survey. Of the rest, […]


Suppliers

Supply chain resilience reaches peak of inflated expectations

September 13, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

Supply chain resilience has reached the peak of inflated expectations and will arrive at the plateau of productivity in five to ten years, according to the Gartner Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2022. The peak of inflated expectations highlights […]


Suppliers

The power of international arbitration amid supply chain disruptions

August 29, 2022

Via: SCMR Editorial

It is nearly common knowledge at this juncture that the supply chain disruption from Covid is unprecedented and continues, as wave after wave of new virus variants plague supply chains. The struggle to obtain raw materials, shipment delays, and operational […]


Suppliers

Supply Chain Agility Requires Mapping the Nth Tier

August 23, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Too many retailers are struggling to document the complete makeup of their finished products. A 2021 McKinsey survey found that about half of senior supply chain executives can identify the locations of their tier-one suppliers and the key risks facing […]


Retail Types, Stores

Will circular commerce drive traffic to stores?

August 16, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Resale is enormously popular. In fact, secondhand apparel, according to thredUp, is expected to grow 16x faster than the market for new apparel by 2026. But these upward trends in resale are occurring across all retail categories. They aren’t exclusive […]


Suppliers

Is retail now facing a warehouse crisis?

August 11, 2022

Via: RetailWire

With supply chain bottlenecks easing, a scarcity of warehouse space is promising to replace shipping container shortages as the biggest headache in the global supply chain. Logistics real estate giant Prologis recently predicted an additional 800 million square feet of […]