Should Every Retailer Try To Be a Disruptor?

RSR has just published an analysis of retail disruptors in partnership with JDA Software, looking at what disruptors do differently, and what they do similarly to other retailers. We’ve already addressed some myths about disruptors. But as every retailer struggles with taking on or adapting to disruption, let’s take a look at whether being a disruptor…

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Merchandise Planning vs. Pricing and Markdowns: A Discussion with Paula Rosenblum on Retail Blind Spots – Part II

In recent “Blind Spot” research on softlines, hardlines and grocery retailers, Paula Rosenblum, managing partner of Retail Systems Research (RSR), found that retailers are struggling with underperforming inventory and people issues. In Part I of this series, Rosenblum discussed retailers’ obsession with pricing and markdown solutions, while not appreciating the value of good merchandising. Here…

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Merchandise Planning vs. Pricing and Markdowns: A Discussion with Paula Rosenblum on Retail Blind Spots

In recent “Blind Spot” research on softlines, hardlines and grocery retailers, Paula Rosenblum, managing partner of Retail Systems Research (RSR), found that retailers seem to be obsessed with pricing and markdown solutions while not appreciating the value of good merchandising systems in solving the underlying inventory issues. Supply Chain Nation interviewed Rosenblum to get her…

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