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Retail Pricing: How Leading Retailers Are Leveraging AI to Fight Back

The first blog in this two-part series focused on the primary challenge facing retailers today: mega-retailers have forced prices down, based on their economies of scale and hyper-optimized supply chains. Smaller retailers have responded by creating short-term promotions that draw shoppers into the store, but erode already-thin margins. This strategy is not sustainable over the…

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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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Removing the “People Roadblock” to Digital Transformation

As the competition to satisfy customer demand for ever-faster deliveries has made supply chain automation a necessity, and as new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and robotics have transformed supply chain best practices, data has become the new supply chain currency. So why haven’t more companies forged…

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How Fresh Retailers Are Already Using AI to Reduce Waste & Boost Profit [Video]

While the human touch will continue to impact retail at large, human touch alone can’t strengthen store success. With the emergence of AI and MI, grocers benefit from the significant impact of these technologies. Grocers are able to deliver when managing fresh assortments and associate productivity alike.  JDA’s GVP Solutions Strategy, Fab Brasca, further explains…

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3 Ways Fresh Retailers are Helping the Planet

It’s official. Millennials are the largest consumer block and they’re moving the retail environment forward in a more sustainable way. Shoppers are focused on their core values and want to buy from the brands that are in perfect alignment with them. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), around 60% of consumers would ditch the…

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Everything You Need to Know About Blockchain Right Now

In my latest blog, I shared five jaw-dropping stats about counterfeit retail and how these fakers are creating some real trust issues between retailers and their consumers, and, retailers and manufacturers. I also shared some good news, an innovation called blockchain that’s about to start a revolution. This technology will reinforce consumer trust so dramatically…

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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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Retail trends for 2019

Welcome to 2019: 5 Retail Trends You Need to Know Now

It’s a new year and retail is moving faster—finally we’re seeing retailers looking in the right direction—up. A unified commerce environment, an on-demand marketplace, social media, growing competition and new technologies mean an evolution in the way we shop. Everything is changing – from pricing and planning the just right product assortments to forecasting demand…

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