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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.

Vitamin Shoppe Improves Inventory Visibility Throughout Its Supply Chain

The specialty retailer is implementing an integrated supply chain strategy to improve demand forecast and optimize store and distribution center replenishment and allocations.

Macy’s Turns to Google for Help With Next-Gen Warehouses

Macy’s has turned to Google to help it improve business on the back-end. Will the large-scale distribution center plan and its additional retail moves this quarter help the struggling retailer?

Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean will deploy new customer engagement solutions and a microservices-based SaaS platform to anticipate and adapt to future retail requirements. Get the details.

FedEx will sever its contract with Amazon for small-package ground deliveries when it’s up at the end of August. Bad timing for Amazon, good news for Walmart?

In the excitement of seeing margin improvements as Loblaw Companies started to implement algorithms, employees were “overzealous.” Find out what this meant for the retailer and what it plans next.

Catering to the needs of Millennials and Gen Z is critical, but keeping pace with the changing shopping patterns of established generations is equally vital. Check out this new research highlighting the evolving shopping behavior and preferences of Gen X and Baby Boomers.

RIS’ annual look at fastest-rising retail executives features game-changing power players from across retail verticals. Every member of the list has one thing in common ― they are boldly breaking the mold on what retail can be and setting the pace for success in the face rapidly evolving technology.

The former Amazon bigwig has accepted a c-suite position at a surging specialty retailer. See where the industry veteran is headed and the role he will fill at his new company.

Kroger and Ocado broke ground on a second customer fulfillment center, located in a new market for the grocery retailer. Get the details and find out when the massive project will be complete.

Technologies that enhance the supply chain are being overlooked for customer-facing tech, raising the question, what are the implications for retail businesses?

Djamel Toubrinet, Cegid; James Stratton, Ascent Enterprise Solutions; Dick Calio, R.J. Calio Consulting; and Joe Skorupa, RIS discuss how to capture missed opportunities and become a leader in today’s retail environment.

RIS surveyed 3,000 consumers to discover the behaviors and preferences that build emotional connections and how retailers can fine tune strategies to meet ever-changing needs.

Art Retailing Science

Retail success in the modern era requires a deep connection between the shopper and the retailer — a connection that is built and maintained thanks to memorable experiences.

Walmart has opened the doors—or car lanes more aptly—to its first Pickup Point concept store, part of the shopping behemoth’s plan to spend $87.5 million throughout Illinois this year. Learn how the store that doesn't let customers through the doors works.

Providing home delivery is difficult in urban centers where traffic and parking create roadblocks to quick and economical fulfillment. Domino’s believes e-bikes can solve urban delivery woes and meet customer’s need-it-now demands. Do you agree?

The secret to omnichannel retail success by the numbers.

The retailer is modernizing its technology footprint in its direct-to-consumer distribution channels with new point of sale solutions. Learn all about the new capabilities Skechers is onboarding.

Find out how Walgreens will more easily access new and diverse suppliers.

After an analyst noted they “continue to hear very terrible commentary about Wayfair from suppliers,” CEO Niraj Shah revealed the company hopes to improve technology tools for suppliers in the next six-18 months. Get the details.

In addition to free delivery, CarePass provides members with simplified value, enhanced service and access to on-demand pharmacy care. Learn the details of CVS’s advanced loyalty offering.

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