January 14, 2015

Two technology trends stood out above all others at this week’s NRF annual “Big Show” convention in New York. First, retailers are becoming aware that omnichannel inventory transparency is the back-end platform supporting the front-end seamless customer experience they have been building the past few years.

January 9, 2015

JDA Software Group Inc. is enhancing its JDA Warehouse Management solution as part of its Intelligent Fulfillment strategy.

January 9, 2015

Kurt Salmon, Tyco Retail Solutions, and Mobispoke are partnering to enable retailers to provide a more cutting-edge store experience that includes interactive mannequins, fixtures and fitting rooms, as well as connected employees.

January 6, 2015

High-end furniture and accessories retailer Lovesac has deployed NetSuite to run mission-critical business processes including financials/ERP, inventory and order management, CRM, and POS across its 60 stores in shopping malls across the U.S.

December 22, 2014

For shippers, this retail shopping transformation has meant that the transportation planning question has gone from a simple ‘how much,’ to the nightmare of ‘how much, when, through which channels and delivery modes?’

December 19, 2014

This holiday season consumers have a long wish list of what they want from retailers both big and small – mobile coupons, price matching, rapid site-to-store pick up, loyalty rewards, readily available merchandise, easy checkout process and more.

December 11, 2014

Men's Wearhouse Inc.'s third-quarter profit plunged 82%, mainly on expenses related to its June 2014 acquisition of rival Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc.   

December 10, 2014

For fashion brand Nic & Zoe, which recently opened its first brick-and-mortar store in Boston’s Shops at Prudential Center, the high degree of customer personalization and engagement found online is a routine and expected part of business. 

November 25, 2014

By John Lowe and Sundip Naik

 

November 21, 2014

Ann Inc. beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter with net income of $29.9 million, down 27% from $41.2 million the same quarter a year earlier.  

November 6, 2014

 The marketing chiefs of U.S. retailers are optimistic about the upcoming holiday season, forecasting a solid 4.1% increase in overall holiday store sales, according to a recent BDO USA survey.

October 31, 2014

Kohl’s has overhauled its core merchandising, inventory, and pricing operations with the launch of a new Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management solution. 

October 22, 2014

Despite the impact of fast-moving competitors like Amazon and the power of today’s digitally savvy consumer, many retailers are still planning and managing their businesses based on traditional brick-and-mortar practices.

October 17, 2014

Every year, retailers put fresh spins on evergreen holiday décor, remixing such classics as the Christmas tree and jack-o-lanterns to tempt seasonal shoppers. Though we have yet to see this year's big trend, it's probably safe to say it will not be the Christmas Turkey or Thanksgiving Skeleton.

October 7, 2014

Tyco Retail Solutions has announced positive results from its RFID pilot with Chico’s FAS. With focus on evolving its omnichannel retailing strategy, Chico’s partnered with Tyco to address inventory accuracy and visibility challenges in 13 Soma Intimates pilot locations.

October 7, 2014

For the average consumer, the holiday season probably seems far away. As we recover from back-to-school mayhem, holiday shopping lists are not likely to be top of mind.

October 1, 2014

Rent-A-Center Inc. has named Jana Kelly to VP of inventory management.

September 23, 2014

Point6, a manufacturer, distributor and retailer of performance-oriented socks, has implemented NetSuite's cloud-based business management suite that provides the company with capabilities to run its core business operations including financials, inventory management, order management, fulfillment and warehouse management.

September 8, 2014

Fashion retailers want to make accurate inventory information available in order to enable reserving the correct item at another store, or shipping it directly to the customer’s home.

August 5, 2014

HighJump Software, a provider of supply chain execution and retail management software, is releasing new capabilities and enhancements to its Retailvantage retail inventory and POS solution.

July 21, 2014

Demoulas Super Markets Inc., parent company of the Market Basket grocery chain, has reportedly fired some employees in the wake of inventory problems during the weekend of July 19-20.

July 21, 2014

Tyco Retail Solutions announced that fashion retailer Inditex Group, operator of Zara, has awarded Tyco a chain wide contract for RFID-based Inventory Intelligence.

July 10, 2014

Retail sales generally improved in June, helped by good weather and big discounts as retailers look to clear inventory for the back-to-school season.

June 20, 2014

As part of a strategic move towards achieving seamless inventory management in an omnichannel retail environment, eco-friendly outdoor apparel retailer and wholesaler Patagonia has extended its partnership with 7thonline to support merchandise and assortment planning for its brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce channel.