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A collection of news, articles and other featured content about the Supply Network and Merchandising, including marketing, fulfillment, enterprise resource management, order management, inventory management, and more.

$1 Trillion Problem: Managing Out-of-Stocks and Omnichannel Fulfillment During Covid-19

Despite the changes that have occurred in 2020, retailers have not reduced expectations for minimizing out-of-stocks and are still willing to cut ties with suppliers unable to fulfill evolving demands.

The Decision that Changed Target’s Trajectory and Its Annual $4B Plan for the Future

Target plans to invest approximately $4 billion annually for the next several years after record sales growth, but its 2020 triumph is not an overnight success story.

In addition to providing access to consumer data, the effort is letting the company explore the growing sharing economy and change how it views fashion consumption.

Retailers need to dive deeper into customer behavior, to deliver truly relevant and useful marketing messages to customers. Here are three ways email can help.

Ahold Delhaize USA, the parent company of Giant Food, The GIANT Company, Hannaford and Stop & Shop, has unveiled new health and sustainability goals as part of a detailed, purpose-driven strategy to enable customers to make healthier choices, create greater product transparency, eliminate waste and taking bold climate action, all in support of developing a more sustainable food supply chain.

While the pandemic has prompted a rapid increase in virtual meetings, some retailers expect the trend to stick after its conclusion.

Join the RIS & CGT analytics communities on May 18-20 for a virtual experience that provides retail and consumer goods executives with the unprecedented opportunity to learn from and network with the industry’s leading analytic experts from around the world.

Walmart has dropped the $35 minimum order requirement on its 2-hour Express delivery service for all its customers, but its Walmart+ members will be able to access the speedy delivery for less.  Get the details.

The robots are here, and they bring candy. We found the newest robot roaming the aisles at Shop-Rite.

In addition to launching more than 60 freestanding locations and 200 locations inside Kohl’s stores later this year — making the beauty retailer’s largest store expansion — Sephora is also launching buy-online-pickup-in-store at all freestanding stores by April.

Walmart is forging forward with a nearly $14 billion investment enabling it to “build a business model that will define the next generation of retail.” Uncover the mega-retailer's plans and what experts think.

The pandemic lit a fire under retailers to expand the use of robotics, but COVID-19 is not the only accelerant. Advancements in AI, computer vision and sensing systems are also boosting bots. The age of COVID-19 put a premium on processes that protect customers and associates.

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