Retail Supply Chain

6 Questions With … Devadas Pattathil

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 · Brian Straight
Devadas Pattathil helped launch Walmart’s online grocery business. In his career, he has seen a lot of change in the supply chain, and now he is seeking to drive that change with his omnichannel tech firm Nextuple.

2024 retail sales forecast calls for growth, says National Retail Federation

Thursday, March 21, 2024 · Jeff Berman
NRF is pegging 2024 retail sales to increase between 2.5%-to-3.5% to between $5.23 trillion and $5.28 trillion. Should this forecast come to fruition, NRF said that it would top 2023 retail sales, which rose 3.6% to $5.1 trillion.

NRF, Hackett Associates Raise Retail Import Growth Forecast

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 · Amy Wunderlin
Retailers have generally navigated around the Red Sea cargo disruptions, but trade groups said costs will begin to rise even as they project a growth in imports.

October retail sales are mixed

Thursday, November 16, 2023 · LM Staff
Commerce reported that total October retail sales, at $705.0 billion, were off 0.1% compared to September and posted a 2.5% annual gain. NRF reported that October retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, increased 3.1%…

July retail sales see gains, notes Commerce and NRF

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Commerce reported that July retail sales, at $696.4 billion, were up 0.7%, from June to July, and up 3.2% annually. NRF reported that July retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, rose 1% on a seasonally-adjusted basis over…

Building the Sustainable Enterprise at Macy’s

Friday, August 11, 2023 · Bob Trebilcock
Each business approaches sustainability differently, so how does a leading retailer do it? At Macy’s, it’s about people, environmental impact, and bringing sustainable products to life for customers.

June retail sales head up, reports Commerce and NRF

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 · Jeff Berman
Commerce reported that June retail sales, at $689.5 billion, rose 0.2% over May and saw a 1.5% annual increase. NRF reported that June retail sales, which does not include automobile dealers, gasoline stations, and restaurants, were up 0.4%, from May to June and were up 3.3%…

NRF forecasts 2023 retail sales to grow 4-6%

Thursday, March 30, 2023 · SCMR Staff
That’s higher than the pre-pandemic average annual growth rate of 3.6%.

A return to profitability: A decision-support tool for product returns management

Thursday, February 9, 2023 · Felicia Chen and Tejinder Singh
On-line retailers can achieve significant savings in handling product returns by adopting a comprehensive decision support tool.

Unlocking the hidden power of retail media-enhanced supply chains

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 · Dr. Rodney Thomas and Dr. Brent Williams
The complexity, cost and unpredictability of retail supply chains can burden retailers with excess inventory and costs. The solution could be the retail media-enhanced supply chain.

Store-hailing service Robomart renamed as Conjure

Thursday, November 17, 2022 · SCMR Staff
The name change is said to reflect the speed that consumers can hail a mobile shop to their location.

Are we running into a freight recession?

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 · Dale Rogers, Jason Miller and Zac Rogers
Rumors of the death of the freight market have been greatly overstated, but we may run into a slowdown.

How is same-day delivery becoming a viable strategy for U.S. retailers?

Monday, May 2, 2022 · Thomas O'Connor
The pandemic has changed the conversation. Now is the time to rethink long-standing practices for adoption of a same-day delivery strategy best suited to your operations.

The trouble with inventories

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 · Jason Miller, Zac Rogers, Dale Rogers
Believe it or not, there are now early signs that retailers are beginning to be flooded with excess inventory. It’s a continuation of strange times for supply chain managers.

The Rebound Podcast: Robomart reinvents retail

Thursday, March 24, 2022 · Bob Trebilcock
Ahmed Ali, co-founder of Robomart, has a new take on retail he calls store hailing. The idea is simple: Instead of you going to the store, he’ll bring the store to you.
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