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Tractor Supply expands Revionics partnership

BY Dan Berthiaume

Brentwood, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company is renewing its Revionics Price Optimization license for three years and expanding the partnership to include the use of Revionics Markdown Optimization. Tractor Supply has used Revionics Price Optimization for regular price management and optimization during the past three years to drive regionalized, shopper-centric everyday value pricing.

Deploying Revionics Markdown Optimization will enable Tractor Supply to localize markdowns to profitably adjust in-season and at the end-of-season to customer preferences and inventory levels.

“Use of Revionics’ solution has improved our ability to offer the right price at the right time to our customers while maintaining our profitability and competitive position,” said Alex Stanton, senior VP of supply chain for Tractor Supply. “By leveraging both price and markdown optimization software, we will continue to deliver value to our customers while enhancing our ability to match our price and markdown strategies to customer demand.”

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Design Within Reach selects NetSuite

BY Dan Berthiaume

Stamford, Conn. — Design Within Reach, Inc., a multi-channel retailer of modern furniture, selected NetSuite as its core business management platform to support the company’s growth. Design Within Reach plans to begin by leveraging NetSuite to power its core financials/ERP, inventory management, point-of-sale and order management processes.

Design Within Reach is replacing a homegrown, on-premise ERP system that lacked the integration and functionality critical for growth and satisfying both consumers and B2B clients, including the nation’s leading hospitality brands. NetSuite’s unified data set can give management access to real-time customer, financial, sales, orders and inventory information to power operations in an omni-channel retail environment that includes an e-commerce storefront; 40 retail studios across the U.S., Canada and Mexico; and a retail outlet in Secaucus, N.J.

"We’re thrilled with the rich end-to-end functionality that NetSuite offers retailers and with the company’s vision for enabling retailers to deliver a true omnichannel brand experience that drives customer loyalty and sales," said Design Within Reach CFO Lorraine DiSanto. "We’re confident that with NetSuite, we now have an innovative and scalable cloud platform to streamline our operations, make informed business decisions and fuel growth by better serving our customers."

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OSHA proposes $236K in safety fines for Forever 21

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited fashion retail chain Forever 21 for exposing employees to safety hazards at its stores in Paramus, N.J., and Manhattan. OSHA inspected both stores in July after receiving complaints alleging violations and proposed $236,500 in penalties.

Inspectors cited the company for four repeat violations at the Paramus store, including obstructed exit routes; a fire extinguisher that was not mounted and readily accessible; stored material that was not secured against sliding or collapse; and fluorescent lights that had no cover to prevent accidental contact or breakage.

Inspectors issued citations for two repeat violations to the Manhattan store, including obstructed exit routes and fluorescent lights with no covers. A serious citation was also issued because the store was not kept clean and orderly.

“It is unacceptable for Forever 21 to continue repeating these violations, which are common among retailers, and put workers at serious risk,” said Robert Kulick, OSHA’s regional administrator in New York. “Retail managers have a legal responsibility to inspect their stores, identify potential hazards and quickly eliminate them to ensure worker safety and health.

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