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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.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Revenue Opportunities in the Off-Season

Seasonality is a critical part of planning for retailers. But what happens when consumer behavior doesn’t perform as expected? Hear how retailer Jack Rogers is harnessing AI data reports to respond quickly to customer behavior changes.

Kroger’s Sales Rise in Midst of Digital Transformation; Names Location of Fifth High-Tech Customer Fulfillment Center

Kroger’s rise in sales marked its strongest quarter since it launched its transformation plan. Find out where Kroger sits in its long game to reposition its grocery business by 2020 and the location of its fifth customer fulfillment center, expected to bring 400 new jobs to the area.

Retail is rapidly evolving, and while today’s top department store chains are in no way guaranteed future prosperity, their all hands on deck efforts to sustain their share of the retail market are evident.

Big Lots has been testing a new merchandising effort dubbed “The Lot” in stores, part of its Operation North Star transformational journey. Uncover how the tests are going and how they fit into the retailer’s store of the future plans.

Lowe’s is making key moves to modernize itself. Uncover how the home improvement retailer is renovating its technology, from ripping up its price management system and rolling out predictive scheduling to replatforming its website, adding mobile tools and more.

Kohl’s began accepting Amazon returns nationwide in July with the goal of converting associated store traffic into loyal Kohl's shoppers over time. Hear how the program is faring from both Kohl’s and inMarket data.

Puma’s first-ever North American flagship integrates technology with experiences. Peek inside to see how the store is offering up a futuristic retail experience and learn the interesting new way it makes use of RFID tech.

The built-for-work, go-anywhere laptop brings next-gen functionality to the table with its latest iteration. Find out what is new for the iconic rugged mobile computer.

RIS uncovers how features like personalization, clienteling, mobility, self-checkout, scan and go, and SaaS and cloud-based solutions are helping leading retailers leverage their point of sale into a masterful piece of unified retail firepower.

Consumers are embracing buy-online-pickup-in-store in droves, and their expectations for a seamless experience are growing in lockstep. Find out how with the right technology retailers can compete in this fast-fulfillment and omnichannel environment.

The former Ralph Lauren, Perry Ellis and Calvin Klein executive has claimed the top merchandising post at a major department store chain. See where the industry veteran is headed and her plan to further its ongoing digital transformation.

The retailer’s upcoming Little Blue Cabin stores will provide customers a unique coffeehouse experience. See what sets these stores apart and where the first crop of new-age cafés will be placed.

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