1. Supply Chain Optimization for Private-Label Products It’s a lesson many retailers have learned the hard way: Competing solely on price is only going to reduce...
  2. Managing the Assortment Lifecycle Product and customer experience are fundamental to any retail business, but they aren’t guarantees of...
  3. Improving Inventory Effectiveness Over the past year, many retailers have worked to better balance inventory levels with lower sales expectations...
  4. Localizing Markdowns As expected, the back-to-school season has been lackluster at best. Demand is low and variable, leaving some...
  5. Managing a Supply Chain of Proprietary Products To avoid falling into the pit of competing solely on price, many retailers have been trying hard to distinguish...
  6. Leaner Retailing Already industry analysts and experts are calling 2009 a write-off. Amidst a flurry of bad news that amounts to...
  7. Creating a Successful Product Development Operation In the first part of this report, we discussed how retailers can minimize the risks of private-label development...