Driving Maximum Profitability from Private Label Retail

Postponement of Webinar: “Driving Maximum Profitability from Private Label Retail”

Unfortunately, our live webinar, “Driving Maximum Profitability from Private Label Retail,” will not take place on March 18th as scheduled. Due to an unplanned scheduling conflict, not all speakers will be able to participate on the originally scheduled date. We appreciate the overwhelming interest in this event and look forward to rescheduling in the coming weeks.

Since you have expressed interest in the Staples Webinar, we would like to share a recently published whitepaper, which details best practices and strategies implemented at Staples Brands Group. The whitepaper discusses the significant growth achieved through the partnership of Staples Brands Group and Arigo. For your convenience, the whitepaper has been attached for your review and is also available at

Arigo and Retail TouchPoints are committed to providing leading insights into success factors for Global Sourcing and Private Label. With a rich client base including Staples, JCPenney, RadioShack, Timberland, The Home Depot, as well as many others, Arigo–working with Retail TouchPoints– hope to share more success stories in the coming months.

For further information, or to learn how your company can benefit from tools and solutions from Arigo, please call 978.528.2222 or email us at An industry professional will be available to answer any additional questions you may have.

We look forward to continued communication with you regarding the rescheduling of this event, as well as other exciting news on the growth of private label retail and global trade management throughout 2010.

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Warm regards,

Donny Askin

Andrew Gaffney

Donny Askin
Shawn Auler
Director of Operations
Staples BG

An Inside Look at How Staples Brand Group Automates Sourcing & Supply Chain Management of Its Rapidly Growing Private Label Products Business.

Staples brand products are an important part of the company’s commitment to offer quality products at a great value. In 2000, Staples brand products represented 7% of the company’s total sales. Today, Staples branded products represent more than 23% of total sales at Staples. The company’s long-term goal is to expand their private label business to 30% of total sales.

Attend this webinar to hear from Shawn Auler, Director of Operations and Replenishment at Staples Brand Group & Donny Askin, CEO at Arigo, and learn how Staples Brand Group has used automation tools to drive Global Sourcing for a complex set of private label products and channels. Some of the insights shared will include how Staples Brand Group manages:

  • Product development cycles with time-to-market as early as 6 months;
  • More than 80,000 purchase orders every year to 500 vendors worldwide
  • Forecasts for changing multi-channel demand cycles through retail stores, the internet, catalogs, and contract delivery in 15 countries
  • Complete visibility at the lowest levels throughout the costing process
  • Shipment tracking enabling 99% on-time booking & tendering
  • Meeting social and regulatory compliance with vendors and factories
  • Their sourcing and supply chain through vendor collaboration and increased visibility
  • Millions of sourcing transactions by tracking product information, costing, orders, and logistics in one system.
TBD – May ’10

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