Resources

At RELEX, we’ve accumulated a great deal of retail expertise from among the ranks of our more than 800 retail planning specialists. Pick our brains by diving into the resources our experts have authored — from blogs and whitepapers to guides, reports, and videos.

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Chain Drug Retailers Can Overcome Silos with ‘One Truth’

Multinational businesses must figure out a way to break down silos and give specialized teams the ability to make fast decisions that can benefit everyone.

How to Disrupt the Disrupter: Finding the Chink in Amazon’s Armor

Many companies have tried to compete with Amazon, but only one company has successfully challenged Amazon at its own game. Meet Shopify.

How Quick Commerce Retailers Can Establish Market Dominance

Smart investments today will set quick commerce retailers up to weather the storm of competition and ensure they come out on top well into the future.

RELEX’s Focus on Sustainability: Cutting Food Waste and Carbon Footprints

At RELEX, we are committed to reducing our own carbon footprint while supporting our customers with their sustainability efforts.

Living RELEX Values: The Customer Is a Friend

At RELEX, we strive to establish strong and personal relationships with each of our customers as we help them achieve success into the future.

Managing Through Disruptive Times With Data Driven Speed And Adaptability

In this 2021 report, RSR shares how “retail winners”, who performed best in the last year, have addressed critical supply chain management challenges.

Unified Retail Planning – Breaking Out of Retail’s Functional Silos

The biggest opportunity for increased operational efficiency in retail lies in building a unified planning process spanning retail’s core functions.

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Grocery Trends from the COVID Era

The COVID era has seen interesting innovations from companies responding to a rapidly changing business environment. Here are four interesting trends for grocery retailers to follow in the coming years.

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Differentiating Your Business in the New Retail Supply Chain Battleground

In this webinar, RELEX experts share the data, analysis, and “tough love” recommendations from a survey-based report report we conducted with Retail Systems Research.

How Retail Winners Are Optimizing their Cost to Serve

What were the most significant differences between those retailers who managed to “just survive” 2020 and those who adapted quickly enough to regain solid footing and even capitalize on new opportunities?

After a Year That Changed Everything, What Can Retailers Expect from 2021?

History has shown that with a little patience, retailers that take thoughtful risks can see positive results over the long term.

NRF 2021 Chapter One Recap – After a Turbulent Year, What’s Next for Retail?

NRF Chapter 1 offered lessons learned from 2020 as well as a look to the next 12 months ahead. Here are our highlights from the event!

Why do so many people working in retail find AI scary?

Incorporating AI into demand forecasting and inventory optimization can improve product availability, reduce waste, smooth the flow of goods and improve operational efficiency in distribution and in stores.

5 Retail Trends We Predict for 2021

Omnichannel efficiency, adaptable supply chains, AI... We predict the retail trends for 2021.

What Will It Take to Get Shoppers Back into Stores in 2021?

Traditional and multichannel retailers can prepare for the next shift in customer behavior by taking advantage of the post-holiday period to begin reestablishing the in-person shopping patterns lost in 2020.

2020: RELEX’s Year in Review

2020 is coming to an end, and our CEO Mikko takes a look back at the year's achievements, from new customers to first-ever Global Retail Summit.

Grocers are Primed to Compete with Amazon’s Free Grocery Delivery

Amazon is making inroads into the grocery space, and its significant investments and assets give the impression of being unbeatable. However, grocers have many advantages that they can leverage to successfully compete.

RELEX Live: Global Retail Summit – Event Recap and On-Demand Recordings

Retailers, analysts, and press from all over the world joined us as retail experts from RELEX and our customers led engaging sessions on the trends and best practices that are keeping retailers competitive.

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Survival of the Nimblest – How Adaptation is Key to Success

Our CEO Mikko explores how retailers have survived – and even thrived – during the ongoing coronavirus crisis by being nimble and adaptable.

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Unified Planning for Better, Smarter, Faster Decisions

The future of retail planning is unified. Find out how RELEX Living Retail Platform has helped retailers break down the barriers between supply chain, space, and workforce planning.

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How AI Is Driving Retail Agility in Rapidly Changing Times

Our expert Greg Wilson explains RELEX's pragmatic approach to AI and how we build practical applications for machine learning into our retail planning solutions.

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Panel Discussion: The Future of Retail

What key aspects changed for retailers during COVID-19 and after? How are retailers scaling their business for future crisis situations? Hear the answers in this panel discussion hosted by Caroline Baldwin from Essential Retail.

Introducing RELEX Live: Global Retail Summit

We’ve pulled together some of our favorite resources on the topics that presenters will engage with throughout the RELEX Live sessions on September 23.

Study Examines How Grocery Supply Chains Survived the First Wave of COVID-19

A study finds two goals for companies to survive COVID-19: maintaining high availability, and preventing a bullwhip effect where an initial demand spike triggers too much ordering and production.