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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RELEX’s Retail Trend Predictions for 2020

We predicted what could be the retail trends for 2020: increased focus on sustainability, AI growing ubiquitous, turbulence in the retail landscape, and more.

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2019: RELEX’s Year in Review

Our Michael reminisces the year 2019 with its unprecedented achievements, fun moments and new additions to our global RELEX family.

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Study of American Grocers Uncovers Opportunity in Competitive Market

RELEX and EnsembleIQ surveyed leading North American grocers to understand how they view today’s competitive grocery market.

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Grocery Retail Report 2020

Grocery Retail Report 2020

RELEX and EnsembleIQ surveyed leading North American grocers to understand how they view today’s grocery market and what key initiatives they are planning to improve their retail and supply chain planning operations.

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AI Needs to Be More than Just a Bright, Shiny Object

Rather than shifting tasks to customers, AI is put to best use by automating repetitive tasks to free up retail personnel for higher-value and customer-centric work.

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The Impact of Urbanization in the Age of Living Retail

Retail is about people: what we need, what we want, and where and how we live. That’s why significant innovations always have and always will mirror demographic trends, such as rapid urbanization.

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Change Agents in the Age of Living Retail: The Power Shift

In the second part of this blog series, we discuss how retailers can effectively address one of the major change agents in the age of Living Retail: a power shift toward the consumer.

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The Age of Living Retail: Staying Ahead when Change is the Only Constant

Living Retail is a state of constant flux, and retailers must plan for every possible future they might encounter — not just the static vision of the future they’re predicting today.

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Recapture Sales from Digital Players by Improving Out-of-Stocks

Traditional retailers can recapture sales from digital players who have significantly lower service levels by ensuring great availability in stores.

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CIOs’ Learnings from Implementing Retail Planning Software

We sat down with three CIOs and asked them about their RELEX implementation projects. What advice would they give to companies starting a similar project?

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MIT Research: The Effects of Dynamic Safety Stocks on Inventory and Service Levels

RELEX was used to simulate the dynamic safety stock levels and their effects on inventory and service levels in MIT research.

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Future-Proof Your Technology Strategy

Retailers are no longer interested in major system replacements. Instead, there's a trend toward implementing in parts rather than as a whole.

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Grocery Retail Trends 2019

In grocery retail, the reality is that the change and the challenges aren’t going to stop anytime soon. If anything, the competition will just get tougher.

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Technology Innovation the Central Topic at NRF’s Retail’s Big Show 2019

The NRF Retail’s Big Show in New York is among the most important retail industry events of the year. Among the trendier topics this year was the rise of AI.

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Webinar: Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail

Listen to industry experts discussing recent survey results and sharing thoughts on what grocers can do to thrive in today’s dynamic market.

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It’s in Grocers’ Best Interest to Address Food Waste Now

Does corporate responsibility end with the spreadsheet, or do grocers have a second set of responsibilities – to the customers and the earth providing the goods?

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State of the Retail Supply Chain 2018

Our annual ‘State of the Retail Supply Chain’ report identifies several areas where we believe retailers could improve their operational efficiencies based on deficiencies they have highlighted.

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Key Themes in Grocery Retail – a Recap of RELEX’s Second Grocery Forum

Earlier in September, representatives from 15 of the biggest grocery retailers across Europe, gathered at RELEX's Grocery Forum to discuss the future of unified retail planning.

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Study Highlights Opportunities for Grocers to Reduce Food Spoilage

We surveyed leading North American grocers and compiled the key results in a study titled 'Growing and Sustaining Competitive Advantage in Grocery Retail'.

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Grocery Retail Report 2018

RELEX and Elastic Solutions surveyed leading North American grocers to understand how they view today’s grocery market and what key retail and supply chain planning initiatives they are undertaking to build and sustain a competitive...

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Three High-impact Areas and Easy Wins in Grocery Retail Supply Chains

A supply chain is always a work in progress. You can optimize it so it’s running as close to perfect as possible and then circumstances change.

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Three Leading German and Swiss Companies Spoke about Why They Chose RELEX Solutions

Representatives of 3 leading German and Swiss companies, WIV Wein International, Galexis and LeShop.ch, were asked why they chose RELEX Solutions.

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Four Ways the UK Retail Supply Chain Differs From the Rest of Europe

The wide State of the Retail Supply Chain study conducted in 2017 by Martec International indicates that, in many areas, UK and Irish retailers are ahead of their European counterparts.

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Grocery Retail in 2018

Many of the same trends we’ve seen in 2017 will continue in 2018 alongside new challenges and opportunities. We’ve listed the five most interesting trends that grocery retailers can expect in 2018.

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