Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

This past week, Forever 21, a fast-fashion apparel retailer with over 700 stores and 30,000 employees worldwide announced filing for Chapter 11. While the news struck the retail world, they aren’t the first large format retailer to announce store closures to re-center themselves and focus on their core products. However, they are the first to…

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mall shoppers on their phones

Retail Pricing: Understanding How Power Shifted to the Consumer

Remember the good old days when retailers controlled pricing? With limited competition, they were able to offer standardized assortments across all their sales outlets, purchased in a manner that delivered the lowest possible unit cost. Pricing was based on a set of established rules, defined with two goals in mind: maximizing the sell-through of products…

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Fab Brasca GVP JDA

3 Ways JDA’s Workforce Management Supports Retailers [Video]

Three of the biggest workforce challenges facing retailers today are engaging workers on their terms, dealing with the evolving nature of the workforce, and employing new technologies to drive the innovation necessary to attract and retain today’s younger, more dynamic workforce. In this video, Fab Brasca of JDA, discusses how JDA’s Workforce Management solution helps…

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The C-Suite's innovation challenges

Executives see AI, Cognitive Analytics and Cloud as the Path to Innovation and Speed to Market

According to research, executives are investing in new cloud-based AI and cognitive analytics capabilities that will provide them with end-to-end visibility and traceability across their extended supply networks, starting them on the road to autonomous supply chains. CXO executives increasingly understand that satisfying fast-changing customer demand in today’s digital marketplace won’t happen if they continue…

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How to reduce eCommerce returns

7 Ways to Limit Returns (Even with eCommerce)

Retail has a serious problem with eCommerce returns. At least 30% of all online purchases are returned, compare that to 8.89% of in-store purchases. Surprising? Not if you’re in retail. More retailers are running into a surge in returns in our unified commerce environment than ever before and fashion brands are feeling the effects the…

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Consumer Brand Trust and Counterfeits

5 Surprising Stats on Why Retail Brand Trust is Seriously at Risk

Ready for a shocking stat? Counterfeit consumer goods now total at a global value of $1.77 trillion a year. Understandably, these knock offs are creating some significant trust issues between retailers and their consumers, and, retailers and manufacturers. Ready for some more numbers? This fraud is running rampant in American retail and hurting merchants’ abilities…

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JoAnn Martin, Retail Leader at JDA Software

Why (And How) Retail Stores are Here to Stay

In the age of Amazon, are retail stores still here to stay? JoAnn Martin, JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail thinks so. In this video blog, she shares why shoppers still want an in-store experience and what the biggest change is in retail right now. Hint! Prepare for more about AI and machine learning. Watch…

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JoAnn Martin talks about industry changes in Retail and Store Operations

Watch this Video on What’s Really Disrupting Retail

What’s putting Retail’s move to emerging technologies in motion and shaking up store operations? In this video blog, JoAnn Martin, JDA’s senior strategy leader for Retail breaks it all down for us. She shares the three main forces that are driving the industry forward faster than ever and what changing customer behaviors mean for retailers,…

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Blue Yonder and Microsoft Survey with JDA

Nueva encuesta de Blue Yonder y Microsoft revela cómo la inteligencia artificial y la automatización están moviendo a los minoristas

No es ningún secreto que el mercado minorista esté experimentando cambios fundamentales y que, conforme el auge del comercio electrónico vaya cambiando la manera como compramos, muchos minoristas deberán esforzarse para mantenerse al día con estos nuevos retos. Los comportamientos de compra están evolucionando más rápido que nunca debido a que los clientes están buscando…

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