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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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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.
The Continuously Evolving Receipt
Receipts are evolving right before our eyes. From digital options to coupons and advertisements, the role of the receipt is continuously evolving in retail. Here Bob Johns, editor with Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine, talks with Jon Levin, product integration manager with Star Micronics, about the changing role of the receipt.
VCF Becomes RVCF, What Does It Mean For You?
The VCF, Vendor Compliance Federation, recently underwent a complete rebranding to become RVCF, the Retail Value Chain Federation. So what does this change mean for you the retailer or supplier?
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.
Software AG Launches Software AG Live: Agile And Integrated For The Digital Enterprise
Software AG recently launches Software AG Live, the first cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) suite.
RETAIL INDUSTRY VIDEOS
NRF13: Chris Isbrecht, MaaS360
Isbrecht talks about the importance of mobile device management for retailers. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). “There are lots of benefits for employees from a productivity standpoint.” Challenges include how to procure the devices, printing personally identifiable information and PCI data stored on the devices. Regarding personal devices lost or stolen, retailers need to think about how to recover that data.
Get Your Mobile Mojo Back With MDM From MaaS 360 By Fiberlink
This video discusses the features and benefits provided by MaaS360 by Fiberlink, the recognized leader in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for secure enterprise mobile devices. Find out what mobile device management (MDM) with MaaS360 can do for your business!
Video: HughesON Is Here
Introducing HughesON Managed Network Services for Enterprises and Governments.
Protect Your Receipt Printers
CognitiveTPG POS printers are designed with built-in internal and external dams and gutters to prevent damage to the print mechanism. The new Spill Guard accessory complements these features to provide added protection and ensure continuous printing even in the most challenging POS environment.