Five Steps to Seamless Omni-Channel

Over the past few years, the retail market has evolved into a customer-centric model that is reshaping all areas of the industry. Customers are now relying on digital channels in ways that we’ve never seen before, completely changing the consumer shopping journey and making retailers rethink their plans for fulfillment and customer demands. The “always-on”…

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JDA is Best-in-Show at Retail’s BIG Show!

JDA wrapped up yet another successful NRF Convention & Expo this week. During the three-day run in New York City, JDA showcased innovative solutions designed to enable retailers to transform their businesses. JDA’s central theme, Retail Reimagined, reflects the digital transformation already underway as the retail industry reinvents itself to better serve the needs and…

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The Retail Scheduling Challenge

Over the last year, lawmakers across the country have introduced a variety of scheduling accommodation mandates. Whether referred to as “fair scheduling,” “predictive scheduling,” “schedules that work,” or as a component of Workers’ Bill of Rights legislation, many of these bills are aimed at retailers, fast food workers, and employees in typically low-wage jobs. While…

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Merchandising: That Perfect Fusion of Art and Science

In retail, the four “R’s” are the key to success – putting the right product, in the right place, at the right time, at the right price. The “buyer” is traditionally the “artist”, applying their intuition and experience to select the “right products” and the planner the analytical “scientist” responsible for profitably placing the right…

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America’s New Labor Reality

Retailers across America have been announcing that they will be hiring thousands of seasonal workers for the holiday season this year, just in time for a wave of new labor regulations. On December 1, 2016, updates to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will raise the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for exemption from…

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