Winning with Hyper-localization: How to Overcome the Challenge of Meeting Local Market Needs

Today’s blog comes from me alongside guest contributor Andy Grady-Smith, global capability director for category optimisation, dunnhumby. dunnhumby is a JDA partner working to provide companies with prescriptive, consumer-based insights to improve their merchandising strategies and decisions. Increasingly retailers are looking at ways to deliver hyper-localization of assortment for their customers. We teamed up to…

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Predict What’s Next in Category Management

Ever wish you could peer into the future and see what’s coming next? To better understand what technology investments are being prioritized to reach the modern shopper, we surveyed more than 130 category management and merchandising professionals as part of this year’s Voice of the Category Manager survey. Following are some key takeaways: Understanding shopper…

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Inside the Voice of the Category Manager Survey Results: Solving the Compliance Conundrum

Today’s modern shopper has sky-high expectations when it comes to customer service and product availability, leaving retailers and manufacturers with little room for error. Getting merchandise assortments right the first time is crucial to ensuring shopper satisfaction, as well as profitability. Yet nearly 70 percent of the Voice of the Category Manager survey respondents feel…

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Top 4 Takeaways from the 2017 CMA Conference

As always, the Category Management Association (CMA) delivered a great and informative experience at its annual conference last week. This year’s conference focused on the importance of consumer data and insight, and how companies can bridge the traditional with digital to create new paths to success. With that in mind, I’d like to share my…

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JDA + dunnhumby = One-stop Consumer Insights and Execution

In this new age of consumer-centricity, meeting the needs of the always-on shopper requires a new approach. Localization through automated assortment and planogram generation has become a way for companies to differentiate themselves from the competition. Data-driven insights are now becoming the norm and a way to meet consumers’ lifestyle needs. This is an important…

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