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Case Study : Halloween Express Finds Success With Inventory Management Solution

Halloween Express October 2014

There are seasonal businesses and then there's Halloween Express. The retailer has an eight-week sales cycle (September through October), with 50 percent of its annual business...

Expect Retailers to Open Even Earlier This Thanksgiving

Toys 'R' Us, Holiday Season September 25, 2014

Thanksgiving could turn into a full shopping day this year, industry consultants say, as retailers debate moving up their openings and doorbuster events. While retailers...

Pier 1 CEO Says it's Been ‘In the Dumb Camp’ on Discounting

Pier 1 Imports' logo September 19, 2014

As retailers gear up for the holiday selling season, industry watchers ask the same inevitable questions. How promotional will they get? Will discounts make a...

Customers Outraged After Hudson's Bay Cancels Discounted Online Orders

Hudson's Bay Co. September 12, 2014

Customers are angry at Hudson's Bay after the company cancelled some of their online orders, purchased at a deep discount by combining multiple rebate codes....

Amazon Takes on Disney’s Superheroes in Online Fight

Amazon logo August 11, 2014 is taking on Walt Disney Co. and its superheroes in a quest to gain more control over pricing online. Amazon blocked pre-orders of Disney's...

3 Tips for an Improved Holiday Supply Chain

Alex Paskoff, Ingram Micro Mobility August 11, 2014

With the holiday season accounting for 20 percent to 40 percent of a retailer's annual sales, the 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas...

Feature : The Price is Right

Mihir Kittur August 2014

Retailers have been changing product prices depending on supply and demand, weather, and many other variables for years. So why is dynamic pricing becoming such...

Retailers Step Up Holiday Imports in Case of a West Coast Port Strike

Coast-Wide Port Strike Could Impact Easter Shoes and Summer Swimwear July 10, 2014

Retailers are rushing to bring holiday merchandise into the U.S., to protect against potential disruptions arising from ongoing contract talks between West Coast longshore...

Wal-Mart Hosts Open Call for US Suppliers, Manufacturers

Wal-Mart_logo_2 July 9, 2014

Five hundred suppliers, 200 merchants and 800 meetings equaled made in U.S.A. magic for Wal-Mart as the retailer looks to accelerate domestic sourcing with...

Patagonia Shifts Away From Siloes Toward Seamless Inventory

Patagonia_logo June 26, 2014

As part of its strategic shift toward seamless inventory, Patagonia, an outdoor apparel retailer, will deploy 7thonline to support merchandise and assortment planning for direct-to-consumer...