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Retailers Take A New Approach To Addressing Out-of-Stocks
Retailing has always been a tough business, marked by demanding consumers, tight profit margins and intense competition. Retailers – even the most successful ones – also have had to confront and overcome various operational challenges such as managing inventories, controlling shrink, representing their brands in an innovative and attractive manner and maximizing every square foot of selling space, while improving shoppers’ experience.
The Benefits And Challenges Of Operating Pop-Up Stores
For those in the retail industry, in which consumer confidence is critical, a recession can drive revenue plummeting. Consumers struggling with fears of job loss, depleted income, increased debt, or other financial concerns, will spend less in stores on luxury and non-priority items. The longer the recession, the tighter consumers cinch their belts. For retailers, effective response to these circumstances is critical.
Weights And Measures Laws: Can Using A Price Checking Device Provide An Exemption To The Law?
Today, when the average consumer walks into a grocery store to buy a pound of beef, there is little doubt that what he is buying is exactly one pound of beef. Yet, a century ago, the story was much different.
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IP Video — Not Just For LP Any More
There are so many things to consider when protecting your business — from article security to access control and many other things. They all impact the retailer’s bottom line. Starting with intrusion, access control and fire detection, many retailers face fines due to false alarms, and not to mention the fact that manpower is wasted brining in managers to check on the alarms.
How IP Video Benefits All Of Retail Operations
Retailers are notoriously slow in migrating to new technology, but there has been a huge push towards IP Video lately. This is evident in a recent case study with Sachs Fifth Avenue in the June issue of Integrated Solutions for Retailers Magazine.
How Technology Is Helping To Evolve The Omni-Channel Experience
Technology in retail is enabling the rapid evolution from traditional siloed retailing channels to a true omni-channel retail experience, both for the customer and operations. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Andy Lloyd, GM of e-commerce products at NetSuite to see how this evolution is affecting retailers.
Solving The Omni-Channel Puzzle
Retailers are struggling to create a true omni-channel customer experience. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers, talks with Chris Cunnane, senior research analyst with Aberdeen, to discuss the latest research on omni-channel retailing and who is driving the customer experience.
RVCF’s Expanding Reach In Retail
The Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF), formerly the Vendor Compliance Federation, has expanded its reach into retail by expanding its focus to include all areas of the inventory management process from planning, to forecasting, to replenishment.
From assortment planning to returns management and all points between, mobile devices are fast becoming the retailer's indispensable multi-tool.
Yes, mobile computing is a recurring theme in findings from this year's retail tech spending report. This, however, is not another report about mobility. Rather, it's a report on the technologies and operations solutions in which retailers will invest in 2013, with some retrospective commentary on the 2012 events that are driving these investment decisions. It just so happens that for the first time since we began our annual tech spending preview in 2009, mobile devices and mobile application access are playing a profound and cross-disciplinary role in how retail technology and solution budgets are being shaped. We'll highlight that role as we explore the findings of our annual retail technology spending survey here.
N8 Identity Unveils Identity And Access Governance Solution: ELM For Retail
N8 Identity, Canada’s leading dedicated identity and access management (IAM) solution provider, recently announced the release of Employee Lifecycle Manager for Retail. This new product, based on N8 Identity’s flagship IAM solution Employee Lifecycle Manager (ELM), was designed to eliminate governance, access and risk problems unique to the retail industry.
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Achieve Greater Productivity, Cost Reductions And Increased Sales By Setting Performance Objectives
Set Budgets for Sales and up to 6 additional KPI’s, providing better metrics and assuring greater store performance.
How “Big Pipes” Deliver Applications Faster
Enjoy better performance for your bandwidth hungry applications. As your organization adopts new applications, such as cloud and mobile applications, digital signage, guest WiFi, and video-on-demand, you need to be sure your network keeps up with the growing bandwidth requirements. But this can be a tricky proposition. Capped at 1.5 Mbps, T1 access is often too slow for today’s needs, while Ethernet is often unavailable and too expensive. Don’t let your network slow down your business.
How “Smart Pipes” Deliver Applications Smarter
Doug Dillon, VP of Engineering gives an overview of Hughes' new HS1200 Broadband Optimization Appliance for distributed enterprises such as retail, restaurant, and hospitality. Topics discussed include how Hughes can prioritize real-time applications such as voice, and video over affordable broadband networks using the HS1200 appliance as part of Hughes Next Generation WAN. The HS1200 seamlessly integrates with Fortinet and Cisco routers.
How “Reliable Pipes” Deliver Applications You Can Depend On
Seejo Sebastine, Hughes Group Product Manager provides an overview of Hughes High Availability Networking (HAN) for distributed enterprises such as retail, restaurant, and hospitality. Topics discussed include how Hughes can provide automatic failover in case of landline failures to diverse wireless access to your remote branch location using 3G/4G and satellite as part of a comprehensive managed solution. Hughes also highlight its NOC diversity offering.