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Game-changers in Retail: An Interview with Maksym Tipukhov, Demand Forecasting Director, Fozzy Group

The grocery retail landscape is rapidly changing, and the majority of the changes incorporated in the industry are technology and customer-requirement-driven.

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Happy Halloween: Inventory Planning for Retail’s One of the Biggest Spending Holiday

After a Halloween-less year, this year is going to be spookier than ever. Retail’s second-biggest spending holiday is around the corner and your Halloween shoppers are ready to celebrate.

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Game-changers in Retail: An Interview with Michelle Gloeckler, Board Member: BJ’s Wholesale Club, Duckhorn Portfolio, Holley Performance

In this interview, Michelle Gloeckler, Board Member & Advisor tells us how grocers can be Omni-Retail Champions and shares her perspective on the future of grocery retail.

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Omni-Channel and Retail KPIs: The Good, the Bad and the Future

The problem facing retailers today, and into the future, is that the approach of the past is too slow, too cumbersome, and too imprecise for the complexity that omni-channel creates. So, how can retailers solve this problem and move to a better future?

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Game-changers in Retail: An Interview with Justin Honaman, Head of Worldwide Consumer Products – Food & Beverage, Amazon Web Services

Today’s grocery retail world is changing like never before. For retailers, forecasting, planning, and delivery is a top priority right now.

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Do You Have the “Demand Forecasting” Capabilities to Meet Your Omni-Customers’ Demand?

There has been a revolution in retail. It’s been driven as much by consumers embracing technology as it has by innovative business models. In fact, many retailers have failed to keep up with customers’ changing shopping habits and are still struggling to develop and use accurate demand forecasting for inventory planning.

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3 Major Challenges for Omni-Channel Retail Inventory Planning

For many years, the single-channel brick-and-mortar retail model meant that supply chain processes were fairly straightforward. Occasionally, things might go slightly wrong, such as a store being out of stock of the shoes your customer wanted in her/his size. In that case, generally the retailer would lose the sale. In the omni-channel retail world, things are much more complicated.

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Reducing Lost-Sales and Fulfilling Omni-Demand at a Low Cost: A Game Plan for Omni-Retail Success

Today’s omni-customers expect seamless and frictionless shopping experiences across all physical and digital touchpoints. They want speed and convenience and they won’t settle for anything less. When a customer walks into a store intending to purchase an item, they expect to be able to walk away with it right away.

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How to Reduce Fresh Waste by Using AI-Powered Demand Forecasting and Replenishment

It’s no surprise that consumers also changed their consumption habits during that time and shifted their priorities when it came to fresh food. As many people continue to work from home and because fresh food is seen as a driver of health and wellbeing, fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy products consumption increased.

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Dark Stores for Grocery Retailers: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Online grocery shopping is booming, and it is here to stay. In the U.S. alone, online grocery shopping reached nearly $90 billion in sales in 2020, an increase of more than $30 billion. The same research tells us that online grocery shopping will push past $100 billion in 2021. By 2023, it will make up 11.2% of total grocery sales in the United States.

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3 Strategies Grocers Can Use to Enhance Online Availability and Avoid Losing Their Omni-Customers

Customers worldwide have changed the way they shop for groceries. Millions have now chosen online shopping for ease, convenience, and safety. Take Florida-based Business Executive, Jeannette for example. She’s a full-time mother who prefers to do her grocery shopping online.

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Dealing with Retail Operations During Covid-19 Disruption

If you’re a retailer, coronavirus has impacted your business. You’re challenged with a business that is dramatically different that it was just days before. A business that still demands answers to questions and good decisions in spite of a little data reflecting current circumstances. And no decision is, in fact, a decision.

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Optimize Pricing and Markdown Decisions During COVID-19 and Recovery Periods

For the majority of retailers around the world, the COVID-19 outbreak is now a reality rather than a looming threat. In response, they have closed their brick-and-mortar stores and redirected consumers to digital channels.

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