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

Walmart Canada ensures product availability with shelf cameras

Walmart Canada is troubleshooting potential problems with products on its shelves with an automated camera solution.

Walmart transforming four locations into omnichannel test stores

Walmart will be testing new ways to operate and help its employees better serve online and in-store customers alike in four designated locations. 

A regional Midwest grocer is helping keep shelves properly stocked during the COVID-19 pandemic with robotic assistance.

Rich Minns

The 2020 holiday season will require retailers to prepare for early surges in omnichannel shopping and demand spikes.

Tradehome Shoes is leveraging an integrated footscanning solution to boost in-store sales and increase its understanding of customer needs.

New Balance storefront

A vertical athletic footwear/apparel retailer is maintaining omnichannel harmony with cloud-based ERP technology. New Balance will deploy Aptos’ cloud-based applications across its retail business in North America and Europe.

The spooky time of year is here, and your supply chain is not immune to being haunted by hobgoblins of technological inefficiency, opaqueness, and obsolescence. 

Bloomingdale’s is kicking off its holiday season with an omnichannel “Give Happy” campaign.

Clint Jenkins

Midwest grocery retailer Fareway is optimizing product discovery to ensure it stocks the goods customers want to buy.

Target is not standing idly as Amazon and Walmart continue expanding their same-day shipping capabilities.

ThredUp customers are gaining access to expanded assortment while Rent the Runway is clearing excess inventory.

A Midwestern grocer is bringing inventory-counting robots to more than half its stores.

Fur will no longer fly off the shelves at Nordstrom as the result of a new policy.

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