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Challenges of the Future: The Rebirth of Small Independent Retail in America
By any measure, retailers are overwhelming small businesses. More than 95 percent of all retailers have only one store. Almost 90 percent have sales less than

retail buyer jobs  we're really in the retail business. On initial growth When we were just in Geneseo, we were limited in population but we had a larger urban area to the west of us, so we started marketing on TV and developed a spokesperson. She was a professional character actress and we named her Sophie. At the end of every commercial, she would say, When you go there tell 'em Sophie sent you. We had a tremendous success with her. We even developed a Sophie's buyer club card. We sold it to our customers for $10 and Read More...
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Merchandising systems are the enterprise back and front-office software solutions upon which the majority of retailers rely to manage and support their daily tasks. These systems typically record p...
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Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)
Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful

retail buyer jobs  recent acquisition of the retail pricing and assortment optimization leader DemandTec . But as the title of my recent article intimates, the value of B2B pricing software has yet to become universally known and appreciated (see article ). I thus recently engaged in an in-depth discussion with two top executives at two vendors in the deal-intensive B2B pricing market: PROS Pricing and LeveragePoint . PROS (NYSE: PRO) is a market leader in prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, with more Read More...
Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes: the Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing
Extending supply lines overseas brings new commercial and operational challenges that are far more complex than ever before. Enterprises are exposed to an

retail buyer jobs  into gear and sets retail price at TCO (landed cost + inventory + distribution cost) + sales cost + 30% margin. Asia manufacturing finishes full 12-week selling season, production commences; shipping, receiving into DCs, distribution to stores for initial store inventory. Market launch. Sales take off. Celebrations. Projections show mid-season shortages. Additional orders placed at factory. Airfreight authorized based on great margin. Sales start falling off. Retailer deploys store-level discount Read More...
They Know When You Have Gas
A deal with the American Petroleum Exchange will allow members to have “up-to-the-minute” inventory data on their petroleum storage tanks.

retail buyer jobs  companies, and thousands of retail fueling station owners use Veeder-Root equipment and services to meet their environmental compliance and fuel management needs. Veeder-Root equipment monitors over 500,000 petroleum underground storage tanks (UST's) at retail stations around the world. This technology coupled with the American Petroleum Exchange, provides the petroleum industry an electronic supply chain management component and business-to-business e-commerce capabilities. To date, the Exchange has Read More...
A Couple of
As is the case with white papers, vendors' press releases (PR) can range from blatant bragging about the

retail buyer jobs  on transportation costs for retail, consumer products and distribution companies, can be significant.  When sourcing complex services such as transportation, packaging and fleet vehicles and services, your company’s internal team may benefit from the vertical or advanced sourcing expertise of outside consultants and services.  In addition, the experts say to focus on categories where you can negotiate lower prices with suppliers without incurring higher costs elsewhere or damaging your long term Read More...
Quantum Retail


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Retail Today: Understand. Anticipate. Inspire.
In the white paper retail today: understand.

retail buyer jobs  In the white paper Retail Today: Understand. Anticipate. Inspire ., find out how you can become a best-run retailer and achieve business success despite the difficult retail conditions. You'll learn about moving to a customer demand model instead of one that's supply-based developing in-depth knowledge of your customers' needs and shopping habits efficiently coordinating merchandising activities with supply chain logistics creating a unique shopping experience effectively managing a global supply chain Read More...
Case Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth
Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger

retail buyer jobs  Study: Small Retail Chain Gears Up for Rapid Growth Elephant Pharm, a start-up retail chain in the natural health and wellness retail market, needed a software solution to help the company compete with the bigger players in the industry, and to achieve sustainable growth. The retailer found the right software with Aldata Solution. Read More...
BPM in Retail
Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to

retail buyer jobs  in Retail Relevant to the current economic recession, find out about key challenges faced by the retail industry, such as multichannel integration. Get an introduction to a process excellence and governance approach specific to retail, for radical cost reduction and organizational agility and visibility. You’ll also find a case study about business performance management (BPM) in the food and beverage industry. Read More...
(Software and Human) Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores
My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough

retail buyer jobs  Help Wanted in Overwhelmed Retail Stores My recent series on Quantum Retail presented the many difficult merchandise range and assortment planning issues that retailers face, and the ensuing tough decisions that they have to continually make in that regard . But a lesser-known fact is that even though retailers spend multiple billions of dollars on planning activities and supporting tools to bring customers to their stores, they only execute at about 60 percent efficiency in their stores at best, thus Read More...
Epicor Eagle’s Soaring Retail Excitement
It appears that Epicor Software Corp. now has two retail product lines, starting with the better known Epicor Retail product suite for soft-goods retailers (the

retail buyer jobs  Eagle’s Soaring Retail Excitement It appears that Epicor Software Corp. now has two retail product lines, starting with the  better known Epicor Retail product suite for soft-goods retailers (the former CRS and NSB offerings) , which competes with SAP, Oracle, JDA Software , and other leading retail software providers. The other is Epicor Eagle , a product suite for hard-goods specialty retailers (a former Activant offering). Current Epicor Eagle–specific competitors are Celerant Technology, Read More...
Dassault Systèmes Introduces Perfect Shelf, a CPG and Retail Solution Experience
Dassault Systèmes touts Perfect Shelf as a game-changing industry solution experience for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retail companies. It

retail buyer jobs  Shelf, a CPG and Retail Solution Experience Dassault Systèmes touts Perfect Shelf as a game-changing industry solution experience for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers and retail companies. It seems to be a rebranding of the 3DVIA Store offering. Retailers can model virtual shelves and stock them with lifelike items (realistic 3D product representations) created from either 2D computer-aided design (CAD) drawings or photos. Multiple rules can be created beforehand about, say, the maximum Read More...
SAP Releases New Mobile Retail App for In-store Experience
SAP recently announced the launch of SAP Shopper Experience, a personalized and engaging retail mobile app suite that offers social media sharing, loyalty

retail buyer jobs  Releases New Mobile Retail App for In-store Experience At the recent NRF 2014 conference, SAP announced the launch of SAP Shopper Experience , a personalized and engaging retail mobile app suite that offers social media sharing, loyalty programs, and a self-payment system for shoppers. The suite of modular consumer mobile solutions aims to transform the in-store shopping experience.   Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices in stores to research products, compare prices, and get Read More...
What’s Microsoft’s Retail Play?
The retail experience is no longer limited to the showroom due to mobile and Web sales, social media, and complex pricing, among other considerations. Read TEC

retail buyer jobs  Microsoft’s Retail Play? This article is not about the currently available 15 retail locations for Microsoft Stores in the United States (US), but rather about what Microsoft Corp . has already been offering (or is soon to offer) to retailers as software, and, to a lesser degree, hardware (e.g., Microsoft Surface tablets) solutions. To be fair, Microsoft uses most of the solutions that will be discussed here in its aforementioned stores. At the recently held Fall Analyst Event (FAE) 2011 by Read More...

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