Menu
RSS
Inventory / Merchandising / Supply Chain

Supply chain challenges are mounting for many retailers, especially those operating in multiple regions of the country and abroad. Consumers expect to be able to order and purchase products via any channel, then have them delivered to their channel of choice – and quickly! New technologies are providing the ways and means for merchants to deliver on the promise of omnichannel excellence. Now retailers must find the best ways to implement new solutions to stay competitive.

Thomas Pink Taps RFID For Real-Time Shopper And Product Tracking

  • Published in News Briefs
Thomas Pink has deployed a digital solution that will allow the luxury apparel retailer to track the movement of both people and products around its New York City store with the help of RFID and Internet of Things (IoT) multi-sensors. The Acuitas Digital IoT platform includes RFID sensors to provide real-time…
Read more...

Symphony Retail Releases Cloud Platform

  • Published in News Briefs
Symphony Retail Solutions has unveiled the Symphony Retail Cloud (SRC), a customer-centric platform for retailers and manufacturers. The suite of solutions is designed to facilitate collaboration and optimize operations with specific workflows and tools for four key retail and CPG functions. For retailers, the platform includes: Marketing Manager’s Suite, Category…
Read more...

Crate And Barrel Sharpens PIM As Infor Co-Development Partner

  • Published in News Briefs
Providing consistent, accurate and engaging product information across multiple touch points is critical to successfully interacting with customers today. To continually create frustration-free experiences for employees and customers, Crate and Barrel has become a co-developer of the Infor CloudSuite Retail software. Infor CloudSuite Retail is designed to combine omnichannel retailing…
Read more...

Radial Debuts Order Management System Suite To Enhance Customer Experiences

  • Published in News Briefs
Omnichannel commerce tech provider Radial has launched a new suite of solutions, services and partnerships designed to enable retailers to deliver improved customer experiences while focusing on profitability.    Radial has unveiled the Radial Order Management (ROM) enterprise-class order management system, a platform including features designed to improve:
Read more...

Ahold Upgrades WiFi, Network Bandwidth In 780 Supermarkets

  • Published in News Briefs
Seeking to create "smarter" stores for the three million customers per week visiting its supermarkets, Ahold USA has brought WiFi to 780 stores, while increasing network bandwidth to move data more quickly. Storewide WiFi connectivity has been instrumental for tailoring offers and promotions to mobile app subscribers as well as…
Read more...

Amazon Could Set Example With 100,000 Full-Benefit Jobs

  • Published in News Briefs
Amazon has yet another reason to flaunt its status as a retail trendsetter — the e-Commerce giant has plans to create an additional 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. over the next 18 months. Amazon's workforce has expanded tremendously within the last five years, growing from 30,000 employees in…
Read more...

NRF 2017 Preview: A Big-Picture View Of The Big Show

New York City's Javits Center will bulge with 33,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors from Jan. 15-17, all in town for the NRF Big Show 2017. The visitors, representing more than 3,300 retail companies, will be there to visit two Expo Hall levels totaling more than 235,000 square feet, as well as the educational sessions led by the 300+ speakers. The keynote address, on Monday, Jan. 16 from 9 to 10 am, will be delivered by Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin brand. In a "fireside chat" format with The Container Store Co-Founder and Chairman Kip Tindell, Sir Richard will discuss Undying Brand Engagement in an Age of Continuous Disruption and Reinvention.

Video And VR Technology Bring Store Tours To NRF Expo Floor

  • Published in News Briefs
A booth design using two stacked shipping containers will allow NRF 2017 attendees to see for themselves how retail can be redefined for consumers who are hungry for experiences. The iQmetrix booth #4323 will use iQmetrix Endless Aisle, 360 video and Samsung Gear VR to provide virtual tours of a…
Read more...

Sephora, Ahold USA Adopt Product Discovery Platform

  • Published in News Briefs
Sephora and Ahold USA, the parent company of supermarkets Stop & Shop, Giant and online grocery service Peapod, have partnered with online product discovery platform RangeMe. With the platform, both retailers can scale their product buying efforts throughout the U.S. and manage their inbound product submissions. As part of the…
Read more...

Zebra Launches SmartSense To Optimize Inventory Visibility

  • Published in News Briefs
Zebra Technologies Corporation has unveiled Zebra SmartSense for Retail, a solution designed to deliver deeper visibility into retail operations. The platform provides visibility of the entire store, with real-time location information on tagged inventory, employees and customers who have opted into either the network or loyalty application. SmartSense for Retail…
Read more...

Merchandising In Multiple Dimensions: The Importance Of Setting A Brand Mood

The last time you threw a successful party, you likely spent a good deal of time upfront thinking about the mood you wanted to create for your guests. The choices you made — music, food, lighting, flow, etc. — all played a role in putting your guests in a celebratory state of mind. As it turns out, the same considerations that go into a successful party also apply to creating a successful in-store customer experience.

Performance Bicycle Boosts Sales Up To 10% With Flexible Fulfillment

Performance Bicycle, a specialty cycling retailer with 106 stores across the U.S., has seen daily comparative store sales improvements of 3% to more than 10% since implementing solutions from Aptos in Q3 2014. By making both store and online inventory available for fulfillment, Performance Bicycle can get products to customers more quickly, and also clear end-of-season merchandise more efficiently. Performance Bicycle is using the Aptos singular commerce platform to: Fulfill 40% of its e-Commerce orders from stores; Fulfill catalog and e-Commerce orders from 87 of its stores; Give online consumers access to all store inventory; and Achieve a 96.5% reduction in call center volume. “If you place an order on the web today and you’re in California and the product is sitting in both a warehouse in North Carolina and a store in Santa Monica, the Santa Monica store will get an alert on their POS register saying they have an order to process,” said Mike Starkey, Senior VP of Information Systems at Performance Bicycle. “The alert will notify the store to pick and pack that product and ship it to the consumer since it comes from a closer location.” Challenge: Large Products, Limited Store Space Since Performance Bicycle offers more than…

Gymboree Adds Mobile POS And Endless Aisle Capabilities

  • Published in News Briefs
The Gymboree Corporation has selected the Aptos Store and Mobile Store POS solutions, along with Aptos Enterprise Order Management, to deliver continuous customer experiences no matter where, when or how customers shop. “Aptos Mobile Store will give us the flexibility to support innovative new retail formats so we can bring…
Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed