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

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New Balance aligns enterprise operations with customer demand

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.

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

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

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

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.

Haber Holding is enabling omnichannel shopping by centralizing its view of inventory and fulfillment.

A onetime leader in the online PC sales market is back – with help from Walmart.

America’s two biggest retailers are becoming increasingly alike.

A wholesale distributor for independent grocers is performing demand forecasting, order management, and forward buying with a single platform.

The Michaels Companies Inc. is targeting small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and entrepreneurs with a tailored assortment and shopping services.

Accurate demand forecasting in grocery has never been more critical. 

Kum & Go is aligning new product discovery with customer demand.

A new survey indicates retailers’ supply chain issues include aligning demand management activities with the growing popularity of e-commerce.

Target has expanded the availability of fresh and frozen grocery items for in-store and online pickup.

Heinen’s is supporting merchandising, ordering, and store operations in its fresh departments with a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform.

Yesway is virtually collaborating with suppliers through a new sourcing solution.

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Casper Sleep Inc. is expanding its physical presence through retail partnerships. The digitally native brand that pioneered the mattress-in-a-box concept has entered into agreements with Sam’s Club, Ashley HomeStore, Denver Mattress, and Mathis Brothers.

Marine Layer will run its retail store activities, including POS and inventory, on iPhone apps.

World events are accelerating change in the retail industry.

As we’ve entered month four of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s safe to say that the retail industry has undergone a series of dramatic changes before our eyes. 

Old Navy is teaming up with a leading young women’s lifestyle site to create a new product line aimed at 10-to-13-year-olds.

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Technology companies of all types are increasingly offering solutions and services aimed at retail small-to-midsized businesses (SMBs). A wide variety of tech-focused organizations are turning their attention to retail SMBs.

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