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All is not lost for grocery retailers struggling to balance the sometimes-competing priorities of fresher foods, happier customers, and healthier bottom lines.
A store is a hive of activity where every employee's role is crucial. This makes efficient scheduling essential to the store’s success — a task easier said than done for retailers employing vast amounts of workers.
Retailers are increasingly turning to innovative workload management solutions that go beyond traditional sales-driven labor planning to ensure seamless operations.
The unique characteristics of managing fresh grocery retail have made it a hidden treasure amid a sea of AI and machine learning technologies.
In 2023, RELEX’s solutions drove tangible impact by increasing visibility for better decisions.
In the following Q&A, Jeff Bulger shares his insights and experiences on the power of pricing and how choosing the right pricing solution can help retailers stay ahead of the competition.
The next generation: Why manufacturers need a synchronized, adaptive, and autonomous planning solution
Modern planning tools build on what made MRP integral to manufacturing in the first place but provide more robust solutions to the current supply chain problems plaguing manufacturers.
In today's retail landscape, pricing and promotions are universally acknowledged as key merchandising levers and critical components of a successful business strategy. However, many retailers grapple with managing these areas separately, leading to inefficiencies and missed opportunities.
Sometimes, it seems the only thing preventing retailers from pushing their winter holiday products out on the first day of October is that their display areas are still reserved for Halloween products. It makes sense to keep seasonal products out for as long as possible to maximize the enormous impact their sales can have on margin.
Demand needs versus supply realities. Production constraints versus customer obligations. Long-term planning versus short-term flexibility.
When a retailer’s pricing strategy is properly supported and optimized, it can help a retailer increase sales, improve margins, and gain a competitive advantage.
A holistic approach to sustainability throughout the supply chain allows businesses to create long-term value, waste less, and save more.
Find out how retailers can address both fresh and center store product management needs to remain competitive in the grocery space.
While many retailers widely use category insight data such as product performance, area demographics, and demand patterns to produce more customer-focused assortments, they fail to leverage the knowledge of those closest to the customer – the local store staff.
This article explores three significant challenges employee turnover poses and how retailers can address them effectively.
The window of freshness is vanishingly small. Fresh packaged food manufacturers must dream bigger about forecasting
Discover how fresh packaged foods manufacturers can use high-accuracy demand forecasting to achieve optimal freshness.
The efficiency of a business’s store replenishment operation has a major impact on profitability. Yet, it's often overshadowed by higher profile activities such as buying, merchandising and marketing.
Frontline teams cope with heavy workloads, burnout, and turnover in today's workforce, making store operations optimization crucial, especially for fresh products, to alleviate constraints and improve efficiency.
The growth of omnichannel retail has provided consumers with more options than ever to purchase goods. This brings new challenges for consumer electronics retailers when managing their inventory and supply chains.
Store-specific planograms are transforming retail shelf management. Why? They cater to each store's unique needs, ensuring products with high demand are rightly positioned.
Whereas store-specific planogramming can drive remarkable benefits like increased sales and availability and decreased waste, unified space planning builds on those benefits to deliver additional, more tangible value across the business.
Unlocking success in the grocery supply chain: the power of AI-driven demand forecasting for wholesalers and distributors
This article explores three common challenges faced by wholesalers, and how AI can help tackle challenges.
Load optimization requires more than just efficient truck loading on the part of suppliers. Here’s how wholesalers and retailers can do their part with coordinated ordering.