August 24, 2015

For Marbles: The Brain Store, smartening up operations has included organizing product data on the Salsify product information management platform.

August 24, 2015

Between buyer’s remorse, relaxed return policies and the substantial increase in online purchases, 3.5 billion items are returned to retailers each year.

July 29, 2015

With an ever-growing population of individuals gaining access to smartphones and mobile devices, there's no avoiding the escalated demand to meet consumers where they are with the precise product they want.

July 24, 2015

Though it’s been months since the West Coast port disputes were in the headlines, retailers are still struggling to return inventory levels back to normal after the incident and an abnormally long, cold winter resulted in serious supply chain and inventory disruptions.

July 7, 2015

Keeping up the store is never an easy prospect, especially when you operate hundreds of stores with POS applications and peripherals from multiple vendors.

June 25, 2015

Garnet Hill, the online and catalog retailer, is inching closer to brick-and-mortar.

June 9, 2015

According to new research from IHL Group, by fixing problems such as out-of-stocks and excess inventory from overstocks, retailers could improve their revenues by 7.5%.

June 3, 2015

When it comes to transportation and logistics management considerations, the retail industry is a completely different beast. From strict deadlines and razor thin margins to challenges dealing with “reverse logistics,” complex dynamics exist between retailers, manufacturers/suppliers and transportation carriers that present unique challenges for getting inventory from Point A to Point B (and sometimes back again).

June 1, 2015

NCR announced that California-based apparel retailer M. Fredric is enhancing its retail point-of-sale (POS) and inventory management systems with NCR Counterpoint.

May 13, 2015

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. on Tuesday announced redevelopment plans for Admirals Row that will bring a long-anticipated supermarket, new manufacturing space and a brand new community facility to the site.

April 30, 2015

Front-end omnichannel success relies on back-end fulfillmentThe front-end promise of omnichannel retail cannot be delivered without investment in back-end technology and processes that allow fulfillment of orders across multiple channels. Retailers must eliminate internal silos and obtain real-time awareness of their full inventory.Omnichannel fulfillment is a difficult, but not impossible, task.

April 6, 2015

The evolution of shopping based on the consumer mindset that is reflective of the past and targeted for the future can be described as a “Digital Ecosystem.” Much like the proverbial iceberg, this ecosystem has most of the system existing before the consumer “waterline.” Above this waterline exist the elements for which we are most accepting; such as mobile and tablet interface, kiosks across applications ranging from the ATM, to the calling of an Uber cab street side.

March 23, 2015

Membership-based buying club DirectBuy has named Curt Fisher VP of sales.

March 19, 2015

Cindi Marsiglio,  VP of U.S.manufacturing for Walmart, shared new details about the company's  first-of-its-kind event, which is designed to advance the retailer’s $250 billion domestic sourcing agenda.

February 19, 2015

Specialty fashion retailer Vestique recognizes the importance of the POS as a platform for omnichannel retailing.

February 18, 2015

Tractor Supply Company will open its 1,400th store, in Eunice, Louisiana, on Feb. 21.

February 5, 2015

A mixed economic backdrop is expected to drive modest retail sales growth in the 3% to 4% range in 2015, compared to 5.5% average growth in 2010-2012 and 5.8% in 2002-2006, according to GE Capital.

January 22, 2015

To stay competitive in today’s marketplace, consumer goods companies are reaching across the globe to seek new customers in new markets. In order to cater to these new customer segments, brand owners are now providing a dizzying array of local product variations through a complex network of outsourced manufacturing partners.

January 8, 2015

Despite the fact that the supply chain community continues to discuss the nearshoring trend, outsourcing still reigns supreme – and that’s a problem for organizations that don’t have complete visibility into their supply chain.

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 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. 

December 2, 2014

Santa may have his elves, but Amazon.com has something better to help send holiday gifts on their way: a robot army. The online giant has deployed more than 15,000  robots in 10 next-generation fulfillment centers it has opened across the United States.

November 17, 2014

Unless you are a grandstanding politician, the notion of American apparel production may feel like it was declared dead years ago. But despite this gloomy diagnosis, some types of clothing manufacturers can build compelling business theses for bringing manufacturing back home—and breathing new life into smaller corners of the domestic apparel manufacturing space.

November 13, 2014

Panasonic has unveiled a pop-up store in New York City's Union Square area featuring a collection of Panasonic's latest consumer products from the home, adventure, imaging, entertainment and beauty categories for shoppers planning their holiday gift-giving.