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News and analysis covering retail inventory issues in the store, distribution centers and fulfillment centers, including merchandise planning.

Carrefour expands pioneering robotic deployment in Middle East

Carrefour’s franchisee in the Middle East, Africa and Asia is increasing its use of inventory control robots at stores in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Giant Tiger streamlines inventory management for franchisees

A Canadian discount retailer is integrating inventory forecasting and replenishment for its distribution centers and franchise store locations.

Almost all grocery retailers now share the same top priority in their category planning and assortment optimization strategies.

A CPG giant is opening access to data on slow-moving and obsolete goods (SMOG) with cloud-based inventory visibility.

Belk is launching a new dedicated section of its e-commerce site to advance its commitment to inclusion.

Supply chain diagram

Retailers and wholesalers are making their supply chains more flexible and transparent in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Recent data from the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) reveals that 52% of retailers and wholesalers are reducing operational costs to offset disruption

Britain’s second-largest supermarket retailer is providing customers with smart, recipe-based shopping lists.

Jeff Orshell, EY Americas consumer retail leader, recently shared his thoughts on how retail will continue evolving in 2021 and beyond, as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside.

A specialty apparel retailer is making 70% of its spring 2021 collection available in extended sizes.

A regional convenience store chain is applying artificial intelligence (AI) to make it easier for brick-and-mortar customers to find and buy their desired items.

Amazon is ensuring Amazon Fresh brick-and-mortar stores and online deliveries both meet localized customer demand.

A leading e-commerce platform is reportedly no longer hosting two online shops that sold merchandise related to President Donald Trump.

Grocery retailers need to prepare for a business landscape including a heightened emphasis on safety and broader access to e-commerce.

Retailers and brands continue to feel the extensive impact of the pandemic as we head into winter. 

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