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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4 Consumer Trends You Need to Know Now

Consumer trends come and go, yet the value of how they impact retail remains the same. JDA recently conducted a survey of more than 1,000 consumers to explore how some of retail’s latest trends are influencing consumers. The core findings of this survey revealed that: Sustainability is driving shopping patterns: Over half of those surveyed…

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The Grocery Supply Chain of the Future – Part 3 of 4

Preparing for the Marketplace of the Future Parts 1 and 2 of this blog post in this series, The Changing Face in Grocery (part 1) and The Digitalization of Grocery (part 2), discussed the shift in consumer behavior including where, how often, and indeed, how we shop is setting in motion an unprecedented time of…

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The Changing Face of Grocery – Part 1 of 4

The rise of e-commerce and success of omni-channel retailing has driven consumers to be more demanding than ever, and grocers need to evolve their supply chains to meet these rising expectations. There are many components to this shift in demand and this 4-part blog series will go into more detail. The blog series will discuss…

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