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Retail Supply Chain

WHITE PAPER
By SCMR Staff · September 19, 2017
From outbound and inbound route planning to inventory management, and workforce optimization to home delivery planning, your planners need the full picture to make the best decisions.
By Sandeep Gupta · May 4, 2017
Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens.
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2016
Commerce reported that November retail sales were up 0.1 percent over October, following a 0.6 percent (revised from 0.8 percent) increase from September to October, at $465.5 billion. And NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.1 percent from October to November.
By Rosemary Coates · November 11, 2016
November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the U.S. and it is also Singles Day in China. While we are honoring our military heroes, the Chinese are in a shopping frenzy.
By Patrick Burnson · October 3, 2016
Global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield released its latest U.S. Macro Forecast, confirming that the economy weathered rough headwinds in the first half of 2016.
By Krishna Rajendran · September 15, 2016
Large retail chains are increasingly faced with the question of how to develop an ideal product assortment policy to optimize sales. This issue is particularly challenging for retailers that have traditionally served customers in large cities, but are looking to serve a broader group of customers in smaller towns.
By SCMR Staff · May 24, 2016
The recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement will have a positive impact on both retailers and American consumers once enacted, according to a new report released by the National Retail Federation
By Patrick Burnson · May 24, 2016
American retailers, which already operate in more foreign countries on average than their Asian and European peers, have widened the gap with a more aggressive international expansion pace, according to CBRE Group's 9th Annual "How Global is the Business of Retail?" report.
By Jeff Berman · April 14, 2016
Commerce reported that March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3 percent from February and up 1.7 percent, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8 percent annual increase in March.
By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2015
The recent findings also support other supply chain industry reports that “Peak Season” may be getting an early start.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2014
When Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) President Sandy Kennedy spoke with SCMR recently, she emphasized that her organization will continue to urge Congress to grant Trade Promotion Authority so that we can move forward with important trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement, and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2014
Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) released its 2014 Public Policy Agenda: Retailers Strengthening Communities.
By Jeff Berman · July 15, 2013
Retail sales data for the month of June from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) showed relatively positive traction on the consumer spending front despite tailing off at the end of the second quarter.
By Jeff Berman · March 13, 2012
Commerce reported that February retail sales at $407.8 billion were up 1.1 percent from January and up 6.5 percent compared to February 2011. The NRF reported that February retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.5 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from January and up 8.6 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By Jeff Berman · March 8, 2012
As the economy continues to gradually show signs of improvement, retail-based shippers are being proactive in shifting from cost-cutting to growth. That was one of the main findings of the Third Annual State of the Retail Supply Chain report by The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Auburn University.

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