1. Restaurant Sales Slide Could Continue into Spring Restaurant sales fell for the second straight month in February, after six months of steady growth. And with consumer sentiment remaining stubbornly flat, that trend is unlikely to reverse in the...
  2. The Compelling, though Sometimes Elusive, Benefits of Markdown Optimization Since 2001, scores of apparel retailers have invested in mark­down optimization (MDO) solutions. They have been lured by the combination of a simple premise and an ROI promise that made the...
  3. Retailers and Banks: Finding the Path to the Ultimate Alliance In recent years, the relationship between bankcard issuers and retailers has not always been rosy, strained by a high degree of self-interest and loss of focus on their mutual customer. But as...
  4. Get Plugged In: Defining Your Connectivity Strategy In a presentation at CHIME College Live, Kurt Salmon health care IT experts Elaine Remmlinger and Gerard Nussbaum discussed  why connectivity is increasingly important, strategies for...
  5. 1:1 Retailing—The Future of In-Store Retailing We all know that the U.S. is currently over-stored and competition between retailers is only getting fiercer for a limited consumer dollar. This challenge to retailers with physical stores will...
  6. Seven Facets of Modern Category Management Traditional category management is an old concept in a brave new world. Retailers need a new solution as they enable the level of differentiation necessary to attract consumers with an...
  7. Ship-from-Store: If You Haven’t Started Yet, You’re Dangerously Behind Retailers who have yet to implement a ship-from-store program typically ask questions like, “Why should we implement ship-from-store?” and “What benefits have other retailers...
  8. Winning the Ship-from-Store Battle: Strategies and Tactics Many retailers are hurrying to implement ship-from-store programs, and for good reason. They can deliver significant revenue growth, margin increases and service improvements while helping to...
  9. Going DirectThe Journey from Wholesale Brand to Direct-to-Consumer Retailer Lured by the promise of bigger sales, better access to consumers and even their ultimate survival, wholesale brands are increasingly...
  10. The Core of Omnichannel RetailingFive Commerce Technologies Every Innovative Retail Chain Needs The interest around omnichannel retailing has reached a fever pitch. From solution providers to trade publications to retailers...