1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Stores BetaWhy Stores Should Behave More like Online Retailers For more than a decade, conventional wisdom had it that online retailing would be the demise of the brick-and-mortar store. However, to borrow an...
  8. The New Supply ChainDriving Top-Line Growth through Speed, Scope and Specialization Over the past few decades, the role of the supply chain has been evolving from cost center to competitive advantage. Nowadays,...
  9. Infinite Touchpoints, One OrganizationMoving toward an Omnichannel Merchandising and Planning Organization Although most retailers are in the midst of one or many initiatives to improve their omnichannel customer experience, many have...
  10. The Compelling Case for RFIDThe whole really is greater than the sum of its parts RFID is quickly becoming one of the retail industry’s hottest buzzwords, driven by several key applications: improving inventory accuracy...