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Urgency to Innovate: Retailers Deploy New Strategies to Engage Consumers - RVCF

Urgency to Innovate: Retailers Deploy New Strategies to Engage Consumers - RVCF | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF) - The Driving Force in Collaboration. Retail Value Chain Federation (RVCF) is a neutral, independent retail organization that facilitates trading partner collaboration to enable industrywide growth and profitability. We promote best practices, industry initiatives and collaborative solutions that make it possible for retailers and suppliers to optimize supply chain operations and meet the ever-increasing expectations of the end consumer.
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Omnichannel is being driven by consumers, so shouldn't you know what their preferences are?

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4 Top Highlights from RILA

4 Top Highlights from RILA | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Highlights from the Retail Industry Leaders Association supply chain conference, a premiere retail supply chain event.
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4 amazing highlights from RILA

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Amazon Quietly Rolls Out Private Label Fashions

Amazon Quietly Rolls Out Private Label Fashions | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
In addition to building out its team, Amazon has at least seven private label fashion brands selling on its site already.
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Amazon's best kept secret has been going on for months

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Adidas has a 'Speedfactory' in Germany staffed by robots

Adidas has a 'Speedfactory' in Germany staffed by robots | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Adidas, like most big companies, brought most of its production to China and other Asian countries in recent years. Now, it wants to bring production back close...
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Adidas has some innovative ideas including robot-run speed factories for faster delivery and turn-around

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How retailers are using your phone to tell you: Buy

How retailers are using your phone to tell you: Buy | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Retailers are using beacon technology to wake up the shopping apps on your smartphone and get you to buy.
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Beacons will be the big hitting retail news for 2016

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Retailers Feel the Heat of Lost Winter Clothing Sales

Retailers Feel the Heat of Lost Winter Clothing Sales | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Purchases of boots, coats and other cold-weather items are down significantly, and steep discounts are in the forecast as stores try to move their merchandise.
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Will retailers suffer without the cold?

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Retailers in ‘Final Balancing Act’ of Holiday Merchandise Supply and Demand

Retailers in ‘Final Balancing Act’ of Holiday Merchandise Supply and Demand | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Import cargo volume essentially unchanged from last year this monrth
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Inventory is a tricky thing in retail.

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DSW kicks into higher seamless gear | RetailingToday.com

DSW kicks into higher seamless gear | RetailingToday.com | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Designer Shoe Warehouse Inc. (DSW) is more closely connecting its digital and store channels, and using a little outside help to make it happen.
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DSW kicks up their investment in fulfillment technology

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Fashion Feels the Force of Star Wars

Fashion Feels the Force of Star Wars | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Fashion brands and retailers are battling for a share of the $5 billion in product sales that 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is projected to generate over the next year.
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$5 billion in retail sales for Star Wars gear

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Why Black Friday could leave retailers' reputations in tatters

Why Black Friday could leave retailers' reputations in tatters | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Black Friday is upon us.
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It’s clear retailers and couriers have to work together and in smarter ways to cope with demand.

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Macy's, Walmart still trying to balance in-store, online holiday sales

Macy's, Walmart still trying to balance in-store, online holiday sales | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Retail merged channel strategies should leverage all channels in a way that makes the most sense for the shopper rather than trying to feed all shoppers into whatever channel the retailer finds the most profitable.
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The presence of brick-and-mortar stores give peace of mind to the online shopper.

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More Stores Join REI In Closing On Thanksgiving

More Stores Join REI In Closing On Thanksgiving | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
NATIONAL – Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) announced on October 27 that they would closing their doors for the Thanksgiving holiday, and now more stores are joining the list.
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Many retailers are changing their Black Friday strategies

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Adding Omnichannel to Singles Day Strategy Poses Major Retail Challenges

Adding Omnichannel to Singles Day Strategy Poses Major Retail Challenges | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
China's Singles Day will provide a barometer of omnichannel readiness in 2015, and how prepared retailers are to enter into a new year.
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Remix My Sneakers

Remix My Sneakers | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Modification ‘artists’ with names like The Shoe Surgeon are selling hand-crafted, remixed sneakers, sometimes for thousands of dollars.
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Sneaker artistis charge north of $1,000 for customized products

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This hoodie is so insanely popular you have to wait months to get it

This hoodie is so insanely popular you have to wait months to get it | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
A zip-up hoodie made by San Francisco startup American Giant is so insanely popular that it has racked up a four-month waiting list.
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Despite maximizing capacity with their factories, American Giant was still out of stock on their #1 seller

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“Costcoholics” Costco’s $113.7 Billion Addicts - The Robin Report

“Costcoholics” Costco’s $113.7 Billion Addicts - The Robin Report | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
A good friend of mine was talking about Costco recently, raving on and on about how she couldn’t resist shopping there at least two to three times a week. She said sometimes she doesn’t even… Read More
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How Costco excels despite retail uncertainty

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What does COP 21 mean for the retail industry?

What does COP 21 mean for the retail industry? | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
How will the outcome of a Paris deal affect the way retailers and consumer goods companies do business?,Management ,Paris Summit,Retail,Marks & Spencer
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COP 21 creates focus on sustainability initiatives for retailers

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Apple: Strategy Behind Retailers Discounting Apple Watch And iPad

Apple: Strategy Behind Retailers Discounting Apple Watch And iPad | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
One noticeable trend evolving over the past few weeks in the U.S. has been significant sales on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products at some of the country's largest br
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What the COP21 Climate Agreement Means for Fashion

What the COP21 Climate Agreement Means for Fashion | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Last weekend, 195 countries reached a landmark agreement on climate change. How will it impact the fashion industry, and how are businesses responding?
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Sustainability efforts via supply chain are essential in retail per COP21 Climate Agreement

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Groupe Dynamite Inc.

Groupe Dynamite Inc. | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
Retail Merchandiser is a 54 year old, award winning, bi-monthly retail publication which reaches over 246,000 decision makers worldwide. Our readers are buyers, CEO’s, financial investors, visual merchandisers, licensors, licensees, licensing agencies and consultants to almost every major chain. We also distribute at trade shows and food and wine festivals, as well as social media such as LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and RM’s Blog.
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Groupe Dynamite credits supply chain investment for its ability to innovate.

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Fashion's Duty to Tackle Climate Change

Fashion's Duty to Tackle Climate Change | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
As one of the largest and most polluting industries on the planet, fashion must also do its part to tackle global climate change.
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What can retailers do to reduce their carbon footprint?

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Next Gen Home - The Robin Report

Next Gen Home - The Robin Report | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
There’s no known record of who first coined the term “lifestyle retailer” (or exactly what lifestyle actually means for that matter) but the phrase...
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Fast Fashion moves into Home Goods

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The Omnishopper: The Only Person Who Matters for Retailers - The Robin Report

The Omnishopper: The Only Person Who Matters for Retailers - The Robin Report | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
E-commerce is not a race to the bottom. While some goods and services are taking share online, the store continues to attract consumers...
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Price plays second to a satisfying retail experience. Quality, brand, value—and a pleasing and even entertaining path to purchase are what are important to today's shopper.

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Ships Waiting Up to 11 Days at the Panama Canal - gCaptain

Ships Waiting Up to 11 Days at the Panama Canal - gCaptain | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
The Panama Canal is still dealing with a high backlog of vessels waiting to pass through the waterway, leaving ships, crews and cargo waiting for days before making the roughly 12 hour transit. According to the Panama Canal Authority, of perfect storm of increased arrivals of large and deep draft vessels, continued water conservation measures, fog, and maintenance work …
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Another shipping delay causes pains for retailers preparing for Black Friday

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China's Alibaba breaks Singles Day record as sales surge - BBC News

China's Alibaba breaks Singles Day record as sales surge - BBC News | Retail Supply Chain Management | Scoop.it
E-commerce giant Alibaba has broken its own record for sales on China's Singles Day, the world's biggest online shopping event.
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Alibaba's Singles Day hits $14.3 Billion in one day!

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