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Supply Chain and Merchandising

Our retail magazine provides you a collection of news, articles and other featured content about Supply Chain and Merchandising, including marketing, fulfillment, enterprise resource management, order management, inventory management, and more.

Pier 1 Explains What Went Wrong and Considers Closing Stores After Disappointing Sales

Pier 1 presented a new action plan to right the ship after sales tanked 19% in its fourth quarter.

Walmart Adds Apparel Subscription Boxes to Its E-Commerce Strategy

Walmart is furthering its foray into becoming a go-to fashion retailer by embracing the subscription box trend. But it’s not starting with the crowded women’s apparel space...

Parent company Gap Inc. has announced that Old Navy and Banana Republic are integrating more sustainable product innovation and technology. Learn about the retailer’s commitment and the initiatives designed to display its environmental consciousness.

Under a new pilot, food stamps recipients can now order groceries online and have them delivered for the first time. Find out which eight retailers will take part in the initial launch and what this means for retailers and the $63 billion food stamp market.

The new pick-up and return service will be available at more than 8,000 Walgreens locations and select number of Nordstrom stores. Learn the details and how the new service offers a new level of convenience.

The Kroger Co. and robotics company Nuro have expanded their autonomous grocery delivery service to the Houston, TX, market. Get the details and see a video of how the service works.

Inventory errors are the root cause of stock-outs. Download this exclusive infographic to discover how to overcome inventory problems and ensure happy, loyal customers.   

The grocery segment continues to face pressure from online competition, forcing traditional brick-and-mortar chains to up their in-store game. See which grocers joined Trader Joe’s and Aldi in this vital ranking of the store experience.

The online shopping and sales resource provides bargain consumers with the scoop on liquidation, store closings, inventory close-outs, and sales events both nationally and in their local communities.

The new offerings were created in collaboration with Google’s ecosystem of retail partners and designed to solve specific business challenges. The solutions leverage Google Cloud’s expertise and innovation in areas like data analytics and AI.

With so much riding on effective inventory management it is surprising that many retailers struggle to master their supply networks, which are key to achieving financial goals and customer satisfaction.

IKEA is opening a store without inventory on Monday, April 15 and has a mobile launch planned to go along. Get a first look at the IKEA Planning Studio and see what the home furnishings giant has in store for Manhattan city dwellers.

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