Poor record-keeping could be responsible for retailers missing out on sales or overstocking their shelves, according to Cardiff University academics.
They’re joining a European study to investigate inventory inaccuracies as they try to discover whether precise stock-taking can help increase sales.
Some 78% of retailers and 71% of suppliers believe reducing road miles to be either “the biggest” or “a significant opportunity” for cost savings in their supply chains. That’s according to research carried out by IGD’s Efficient Consumer Response (ECR)
Last night (29 April 2014), an IGD Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK initiative won the ECR Europe ‘Best Activation Award’ for the best implementation of a collaborative business programme. Under the winning scheme, 17 supply chain directors have been mentoring
Five of Europe’s best collaborative projects between FMCG manufacturers and retailers will contest the first ECR Europe Award for Best Activation at the ECR Europe Conference in Brussels in May. The finalists are: Kraft and Lekkerland (Germany); Unilever and Marinopoulos (Greece); Mars,
Marks & Spencer has appointed specialist digital customer engagement agency, Underwired, to work with its electronic customer relationship marketing team. According to Underwired, the work will cover strategic briefs as well as creative optimisation. Underwired specialises in creating insight-led marketing
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
Xavier Hua has been appointed managing director of ECR Europe, which will be the new regional platform for collaboration within The Consumer Goods Forum. ECR Europe was previously managed by AIM – the European Brands Association. Hua brings broad experience
ECR UK has launched a guide to explore alternative modes of transport to road, such as water and rail, as its next step in promoting good supply chain management. The Optimising Transport Modes guide assesses the use of alternative transport
Leading supply chain directors from retailers and FMCG suppliers across the food and grocery industry will outline their plans for change and strategies to meet future challenges at the IGD’s Supply Chain Summit, 18 November 2010, QEII Conference centre, London.
ECR Europe’s co-chairs, Gianni Ciserani, president western Europe, Procter & Gamble international operations, and Dick Boer, COO at Ahold Europe, shared how the joint supply chain initiative is benefiting shoppers in a consumer-driven environment at the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global
International food and grocery expert IGD has announced today that 124m HGV miles have been taken off UK roads as part of its Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) UK sustainable distribution initiative. The initiative has exceeded its four-year target of removing