Research by technology consultancy ThoughtWorks reports that the key issue for 62 percent of British food shoppers is now reducing packaging to cut plastic waste, higher than the 57 percent whose number one issue was the price of food. This
With the onslaught of bad news about the state of the British high street, much of the discussion has focused on how ‘brick and mortar’ retailers need to improve the customer experience to win back customers from their online rivals
The recent news that luxury brands have destroyed millions of pounds worth of unsold merchandise to avoid their products falling into the wrong hands and being sold on the “grey market” at knockdown prices, illustrates the challenges that these brands
JDA Software Inc., the leading provider of end-to-end supply chain and retail solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Yonder, the market leader in AI solutions for retail. This acquisition reflects the increasing importance of connecting intelligent
With the England team kicking off its World Cup campaign against Tunisia this evening, the UK retail sector will be hoping for a business ‘bonanza’, with fans indulging in the likes of beers and pizza whilst watching the TV in
An advanced artificial intelligence solution has analysed every international football match played since 1872, running over 1 million simulations of the World Cup and given England just a 5.7% chance of writing their names into football history this summer. Retail
This week’s news of Marks & Spencer’s pre-tax profits falling 62% is yet another sign of the challenging conditions that many UK retailers are currently facing. The impact of the most difficult trading conditions since the 2009 recession is further
The fearsome Arctic blast of cold weather hitting the UK this week, which is bringing icy conditions and huge snowfalls with it, could put at risk the ability of some retailers to deliver stock to their stores. With snowfall of
Research by Blue Yonder, the leading provider of artificial intelligence solutions for retail,has revealed that while shoppers are incentivized by discounts to make a purchase and are willing to postpone purchases to get the best prices, over half (51%) of
Blue Yonder, the leading provider of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for retail, today announces that it has partnered with Morrisons to optimise replenishment and automate ordering of 26,000 ambient and long-life product SKUs in all its 491 stores.
The multichannel retailer, OTTO, offers its customers more than 2.2 million items from 6,000 brands in its online shop, otto.de. This includes items from its select partner retailers. OTTO uses Blue Yonder’s machine-learning solutions for accurate demand forecasts of its
All major supermarkets have responded to pressures to reduce waste and embrace wonky vegetables and ugly fruit. The big 4 in the UK have pledged to cut waste and Tesco recently announced its wonky veg rollout to Europe. New global
Retailers need to better predict demand and automate replenishment decisions for competitive advantage
Retail supply chain teams can now use the Blue Yonder Replenishment Optimisation solution to overcome two key challenges they face in ordering and distributing stock:
Predicting store demand and using these predictions to automate the stock ordering process.
Deciding how to distribute
An international survey of 4,000 consumers from Blue Yonder, a cloud-based provider of predictive applications for retail, has revealed that shopping experiences both online and in-store are not meeting the customer expectation of purchasing goods anytime, anywhere.
The research explored consumer
Set against a backdrop of declining profitability and significant changes in consumer lifestyles, retailers are under pressure to deliver the best freshness and optimal availability to their customers without the ability manage cost-to-serve. Typically, 40% of grocery revenue is driven
New research by Blue Yonder, a leading provider of predictive applications for retail, has revealed that grocery retailers feel they are failing to make the right pricing decisions for customers. These are the findings from interviews of 750 grocery managers
Research by Blue Yonder, a leading provider of predictive applications for retail, has revealed that grocery retailers are struggling to optimise their replenishment processes, with many decisions still based entirely on ‘gut feeling’. These findings come from customer experience delivery
Research by Blue Yonder, a leading provider of predictive analytics and automated decisions for retail, has revealed that most retailers are struggling to keep pace with customer demand, leaving them at risk of failing to deliver on their brand promises
There has been a quiet revolution in the fruit and vegetable aisle. After years of physical perfection as demanded by the EU and the consumer alike, finally shoppers are willing to consider buying wonky fruit and veg.
This development matters
Blue Yonder, the leading provider of cloud-based predictive applications for retail, is today advising retailers to prepare for Christmas by speeding up their decision-making in the supply chain to ensure stock availability. Optimising replenishment and pricing to meet customer expectations
Research by retail predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder has found that nearly 50% of consumers in a relationship have struggled to get their valentine a gift due to lack of stock on the shelves. The nationwide research of 1,300 consumers
Research by predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder has found that one in three of us return at least one gift a year after Christmas, rising to 40% of millenials versus 20% of over 55s. Interestingly men are most likely to
Research by predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder has found the pressures on parents to get the must-have toys are rising, with 78% of parents admitting to either feeling stressed, disappointed or angry at not being able to get their hands
The research conducted by predictive analytics firm, Blue Yonder found that the 75% of people that took to the shops last Black Friday felt ‘the shops were too busy’, ‘there was not enough of a discount’, ‘it was traumatic and not worth the