Inability to integrate labor and inventory forecasts can drag down customer experience.
New technologies, trends point to RFID making a big impact on retail in the coming months.
The initial focus of the Item Level RFID Initiative will be within the apparel sector.
All retailers use vast amounts of data to make decisions – whom to target, how to target, when to target, what to sell, how to sell, where to sell, etc. But the retailing “moment of truth”, for better or worse,...
The pendulum has swung away from generalization and back toward localization, but retailers and brands are learning how to execute locally through their existing buying models.
The new barcode standard packs more info into a smaller space, creating opportunities for retailers and saving time for shoppers.
The Redmond giant's retail test lab focuses on connecting all the moving parts of a retail enterprise, right down to the customer level.
RFID-based scanners can massively speed up checkout and cut wait times, but supply chain challenges have prevented adoption.
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Rigorous inventory control can keep both parties satisfied.
Shoplifting is the key activity spurring retail loss and resulted in a fraud cost of $44 billion in 2014. The good news is the amount of loss is declining.
Lululemon, which sells high-end women’s clothing, is being directed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to replace the elastic drawstring used in over 300,000 tops due to potential eye and face injuries.
Drones in retail delivery could be a reality within the next year as the Federal Aviation Administration is finalizing rules regarding unmanned drone operations by businesses.
FusionOps, a provider of cloud-based supply chain analytic applications, has launched an analytics suite — FusionOps Retail — designed specifically for the retail industry.
Manhattan Associates announced this week that DICK'S Sporting Goods has been voted recipient of the annual "Shipper Partner of the Year" award.
For retailers, RFID provides greater than 95-percent inventory accuracy, improved sales, decreased out-of-stocks, increased margins and expedited returns, according to Auburn University research.
Developed by retailers, suppliers and technology solution providers, TIPP offers a standardized system to benchmark the performance of RFID-tagged items in multiple environments.
The largest independent retailer in East Anglia, East of England Co-operative Society, has announced its plans for implementation of category management solutions from Galleria, geared to optimizing the retailer's merchandising strategy and operations. East of England Co-operative Society operates 135...
Digitally connected consumers have turned retail models upside down as omni-channel shopping has transformed supply chain from an important business concern to a mission critical one. So profound is this change that 50 percent of CEOs recognize that their supply chain can be a strategic differentiator.
The National Retail Federation was recognized today on Earth Day by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with its 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award.
Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced its new Zephyr 2 RFID label, which is certified by the University of Arkansas ARC Center for item-level tagging of all apparel categories in the...
Import volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1 percent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released this week by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. "With winter over, retailers...
UHF radio frequency identification platform provider Impinj Inc. has announced its Monza R6 tag chip to drive high-volume applications in retail stores and supply chains.
Technology provider Symphony EYC announced that Wisconsin-based Roundy's Supermarkets Inc. has selected Symphony EYC Customer Insights behavioral insights platform and expertise to enable customer-centric business processes.
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Coccinelle, a high-end children's clothing retailer, announced it is now optimizing its inventory accuracy using RFID, resulting in a decrease of more than 60 percent in online order cancellations. Nedap supplies the RFID point-of-sale and the hand-held readers for this, along with the associated iOS app.