Martin Wood, strategic retail insight director at IRI, speaks about what retailers hope to gain from closer supplier collaboration Retailers and suppliers are no longer like two unwilling partners in a marriage of necessity. As margins come under increasing pressure, they
Aligning promotion and production will be critical to ensure retailers’ festive season planning does not fall victim to the ‘golden quarter’ plights, claims Crimson & Co, a leading end-to-end supply chain consultancy. As the festive season creeps closer, organisations, especially those
Sainsbury’s is investing in new software designed to help it improve the implementation of supplier promotions on non-food lines such as books, CD, DVDs and games. The so-called Deals & Terms software is a cloud-based solution from technology expert Trace
Thomas Hübner, executive director for Europe for the Carrefour Group, and Jan Zijderveld, president Europe of Unilever, have agreed to serve as the next co-chairs of the Efficient Consumer Response movement in Europe. The duo will take the helm on-stage
ECR: The Next Generation is the theme for the 2012 ECR Europe Conference being held in Brussels, 9-10 May 2012. According to organisers, the event will examine the latest – and predicted – trends in the digital arena and how
Retailers need to collaborate with manufacturers to anticipate demand for products featured in consumer magazines and on social networks, argues Wayne Usie, senior vice president of retail, JDA Software Retailers are entering uncharted territory with consumers – the economy is
Food and grocery companies believe lead times will fall over the next five years as retailers look to cut inventory levels, according to new research unveiled today (8 November 2011) by IGD Supply Chain Analysis. A survey of over 300
Adoption of new consumer technologies and the growth of online retailing will create opportunities for retailers and manufacturers but supply chains will be driven by the need for shared information, according to the IGD’s head of supply chain, Tarun Patel.