Rise in consumer spending this holiday season

Tis the Season for a 4.8% Increase in Holiday Sales

The season of giving is upon us and retailers have more reasons to celebrate this year. Holiday Sales are expected to grow between 4.3 – 4.8% year-over-year, (that’s up to $720.8 billion) according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). And the holiday magic doesn’t stop there – November retail sales were up .7% from October…

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Negotiation is the Intersection of Sales and Law

Today Wednesdays for Women is another in our occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders” featuring learnings from JDA leaders on topics of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences that can help them grow their own leadership skills.  In today’s blog, Vicky Marco, global account director and member of the JDA Winning Leadership program, shares…

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It’s About the Journey

Rachel Hinkes comes to JDA from Blue Yonder, acquired by JDA this past summer. As the vice president of product management for the past two years, she shares how a career pivot years ago was the best decision she ever made. She discusses the importance of following your intuition, how embracing cultural differences can be…

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It’s Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply chain partners are not aligned? Many companies are…

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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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Lessons Learned

Caroline Sauve has been with JDA for 20 years and is senior practice director in JDA’s professional services organization. She shares the leadership lessons she has learned, starting with a stint as a Captain in the Canadian Army Reserve. She believes in the importance of putting your ego aside when it comes to making leadership…

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Motivation, Engagement and Building Effective Teams

Today, Wednesdays for Women kicks off an occasional series titled “Lessons from Leaders,” featuring learnings from JDA leaders on topics of interest to anyone seeking insights and experiences that can help them grow their own leadership skills.  In today’s blog, Sowmya Ananthachary, a Project Director in JDA’s Product Development team, and member of the JDA…

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