Tariffs Impacting the Supply Chain

Tariffs and 5 Areas Retailers Need to Focus on Now

For decades, from hardware to electronics, textiles, food, household goods, and general merchandise; retailers have been offering lower prices on goods sourced overseas.  Though there has been some change in recent years, most imported goods to the United States originate in China.  China’s cost base, infrastructure and manufacturing expertise provides a wealth of opportunities to…

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Blog on Microsoft's commitment to AI and Machine learning in JDA partnership

5 Answers Every Retailer Needs from Our Q&A with Microsoft’s Global Retail Strategy Director

This week we sat down with ShiSh Shridhar, Microsoft’s Global Retail Strategy Director. We learned more about JDA’s partnership with Microsoft and how AI is quickly going from big picture to best practice. Here are the five insights he shared about how artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technologies are moving the market and empowering retailers…

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Blue Yonder and Microsoft Survey with JDA

Blue Yonder’s New Survey with Microsoft Reveals How AI and Automation Are Moving Retail

It’s no secret that the retail market is undergoing fundamental changes, right? Exactly, and as the rise of eCommerce changes how we shop, many retailers are struggling to keep up with new challenges. Buying behaviors are evolving faster than ever before with  consumers looking for flexibility in how they purchase and receive products. The retail…

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How retailers can waste less product

Intelligent Pricing Could Help to Eliminate Waste from Luxury Brands

The recent news that luxury brands have destroyed millions of pounds worth of unsold merchandise, to avoid their products falling into the wrong hands and being sold on the “grey market” at knockdown prices, illustrates the challenges that these brands face in matching pricing and customer demand. With Richemont, owner of Cartier and Mont Blanc,…

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UK Grocery Industry, Retail and Replenisment

The Case of the Missing Aubergine

Earlier this summer, an aubergine shortage at a supermarket in Cheltenham, UK, captured the imagination of the Twittersphere after a ‘devastated’ local resident expressed his dismay at being greeted with an empty bay when he went to find the vegetable. A flurry of memes and tweets mourning the loss of Cheltenham’s aubergines ensued, calling for…

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SaaS and Retail Innovation: A Software Development Perspective on Managing Change

It’s a fact that many retailers have struggled to embrace innovations in technology, especially the move to cloud-based or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for day-to-day operations. Even so, retailers know that moving to the cloud gives them greater agility and faster speed to market. According to a new survey from JDA and KPMG, over the past five years…

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