Grocery retailers struggling with speed of decisions as customer expectations rise

A global study of 750 grocery decision-makers reveals key challenges in meeting customer expectations.

Don't be a (food) waster. Use your data.

Last year, supermarkets accounted for 180,000 tonnes of food waste in the UK, down from 200,000 in the previous year (figures from the British Retail Consortium, BRC). Across the pond, the United States yearly throws away around one-third of all the food it produces, with grocery stores being responsible for discarding 10% of that amount.

The food industry plans better with Blue Yonder

IN Grocery, Replenishment Optimization — 11 December, 2014

High write-offs and stockouts put pressure on sales, creating a problem for both retailers and manufacturers. With Forward Demand, the SaaS solution for accurate demand planning, the consumer goods industry significantly lowers its costs and fully exploits its sales potential.

Ordering Just What’s Needed: Automated Goods Procurement in the Retail Food Industry

Predictice Analytics helps to reduce waste

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the population in the Near East is set to grow from its current level of 380 million to 520 million by the year 2030. In order to feed this growing number, curtailing the amount of food loss is imperative. Just looking at…

Availability of goods: "Retail, manufacturers and logistics agents must all work together"

IN Customer Experience, Grocery — 12 June, 2012

Reassuring: According to the inventory system, there are still five strawberry yogurts in stock.Annoying: Eight customers have already expressed their irritation at the empty shelf.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stölzle teaches and researches in the area of logistics management at the University of St. Gallen. At our Big Data & Analytics Congress he will…