How One Retailer Got It Right!

When I heard that Loblaws was going to open a store in Maple Leaf Gardens, I was nervous. Maple Leaf Gardens, as long time home of Toronto’s NHL franchise, holds an important place in Canadian cultural history. Locating a store in this shrine to the national pastime could invite a lot of scrutiny.

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Real Results Magazine: Must-Have Tips to Boost Your Supply Chain

What’s on your summer reading list? If you’re like me, you’re reading a couple of good books, have several more on your “got to get to” list and a magazine or two with the corners folded down for when you have a little airplane time or for a quick read over lunch. Here’s hoping your list isn’t too long, as I’d like to recommend that you add the latest issue of JDA’s award-winning Real Results magazine.

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New Paradigm Shift for Suppliers and Retailers

To thrive, companies must have the ability to synchronize their demand and supply plans to that of their customers – especially now when critical-mass retailers have more influence than ever over manufacturing supply chain planning.

Supplier and retailer trading partners need to effectively collaborate at the shelf level to improve on on-self availability, remove unnecessary inventory across enterprises and set new strategies that leverage cost savings across the entire value chain.

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Will You Survive the Retail Death 2.0?

Are We Witnessing the Death of the Big-Box Store? Following Best Buy’s headlong decline, Christopher Matthews of Time asks this very observant question. He notes: “It’s possible that the forces of e-commerce and advancing technology are too great to effectively combat and that specialized superstores are no longer efficient.” Are we really entering “the death of retail 2.0?”

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A Personal Retail Theatre Encounter

When I left Toronto last month it was -9C (think lock de-icing cold), but when I got off the plane in Santiago it was 32C (think shorts and flip-flops). So what else would I do on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Chile, but go shopping? I love shopping. I love picking up new ideas, watching…

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