Retail Supply Chain Management

The term Retail is defined as the sale of goods and services from companies or individuals to the end-consumer. Retailers acquire goods from producers and then sell these goods in-store or on-line via the internet. Retail supply chain software can enhance supply chain efficiency and trading partner collaboration by better connecting product information, processes and trading partners.

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95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

95% of FMCG retailers say inventory optimisation is top priority for 2021

Symphony RetailAI, the provider of integrated AI-enabled marketing, merchandising and supply chain solutions for FMCG retailers and manufacturers, has announced findings from its Category Planning & Assortment Optimisation Executive Survey, conducted in partnership with Incisiv.

AI can help retailers manage returns from the UK to Europe post-Brexit

AI can help retailers manage returns from the UK to Europe post-Brexit

By Sean Sherwin-Smith, General Manager for Post Purchase, HelloDone.

Against the odds, the UK secured a Brexit deal in the final days of the transition period with the European Union. Billed as a Christmas present to the nation, you might expect a rosy outlook for cross-border sales in 2021.

Supermarkets, the unsung heroes

Supermarkets, the unsung heroes

Of all the many seismic changes that 2020 has precipitated, one that may have gone under the radar of most people is the impact of the pandemic on perceptions of the UK supermarket sector.

Research reveals online shopping brings significant sustainability benefits

Research reveals online shopping brings significant sustainability benefits

A global research study has revealed that online shopping brings clear sustainability benefits and that urban logistics facilities, like those needed to serve dense populations such a London, could dramatically reduce transportation-related carbon emissions.

EDEKA relies on automation solution from Cimcorp

EDEKA relies on automation solution from Cimcorp

Edeka Rhein-Ruhr is equipping its new distribution center, located in Oberhausen-Waldteich, with modern food storage logistics from Cimcorp. Being part of Germany’s largest supermarket chain, Edeka's regional Rhein-Ruhr business is investing in the largest construction project in the company’s history.

Graphic Packaging International partners with Liffey Meats to support Lidl`s sustainability goals

Graphic Packaging International partners with Liffey Meats to support Lidl`s sustainability goals

Global market leader in paper-based packaging solutions, Graphic Packaging International (‘Graphic Packaging’), has announced its PaperSeal® tray solution will be used on a new premium steak range for the Irish market.

PFS Europe comment: High street retailers are threatening to burn products returned by EU shoppers

PFS Europe comment: High street retailers are threatening to burn products returned by EU shoppers

PFS Europe comment: High street retailers are threatening to burn products returned by EU shoppers

Strong customer overlap makes ASOS best suitor for young Arcadia brands, says GlobalData

Strong customer overlap makes ASOS best suitor for young Arcadia brands, says GlobalData

Following reports that ASOS is in talks to buy Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridge out of administration, Chloe Collins, Senior Apparel Analyst at GlobalData, the data and analytics company, offers her view on this news:

Post-purchase issues contribute to over half of retailers’ one-star Trustpilot reviews

Post-purchase issues contribute to over half of retailers’ one-star Trustpilot reviews

Problems with receiving and returning products are having a major impact on customer perceptions of UK retailers, according to a new report from post-purchase technology platform HelloDone. 

Sorted: robots will provide the answer to eCommerce fulfilment

Sorted: robots will provide the answer to eCommerce fulfilment

The end of 2020 marked a turning point for the online grocery market, with COVID-19 accelerating orders and some key acquisitions of robotics companies in the retail space. Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, consumer demand for shopping online has sky-rocketed, fuelled by lockdowns and accompanied by high expectations of fast and free delivery. 

Retail Supply Chain Management

Retail companies become involved in supply chain management in order to control product quality, inventory levels, timing, and expenses. Retail supply chain software encompasses warehouse & transportation solutions, inventory control, and possibly additional strategic/planning modules, particularly for the larger/volume-based retailers.

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