NRF 2017: Getting a Fresh Perspective

Now in its 107th year, the National Retail Federation in New York City - otherwise known as as ‘Retail’s BIG Show’ - will play host to over 500 exhibitors, 3,000 retail companies and 33,000 industry professionals, from January 15 to 17.

46% of grocery retailers are still basing replenishment decisions on ‘gut feeling’

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

How is the weather affecting retailers’ pricing and replenishment?

Temperatures soared in the UK in July and once again the clouds have made way for another burst of hot weather. Weather is often universally blamed for poor sales and low footfall figures by retailers.

We are Shortlisted for the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards

We are delighted to announce that our Replenishment Optimization solution has been shortlisted for the Disruptor of the Year award at the Retail Week Supply Chain Awards 2016.

New Stores, New Problems?

Many retailers are seeking to expand their business through new formats. Smaller format and convenience stores provide an excellent opportunity to reach new customers in grocery retail for example. New formats, business models and customers introduce uncertainty and costs. It is essential to both understand and predict this new demand in order to…

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.

Automated stock replenishment on Valentine's Day

Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, last weekend you couldn’t escape the red hearts and roses on the high street. Valentine’s Day is the fourth largest day for retailers, where couples splash out on romantic gifts for their valentine. In the UK consumers spend on average £35 on a gift. There is a huge opportunity for retailers to…

Valid Predictions and Automation to Strengthen Business

Goods management and an optimal pricing system are only two of the topics currently being addressed by retail. In addition to these, there is the online channel, which you should connect to your stationary trade to provide an integrated and satisfying shopping experience. We demonstrate what contribution predictive applications make to…

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.