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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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.

Survival of the nimblest webinar recording

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.

Unified planning webinar recording

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.

AI webinar recording

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.

Panel discussion webinar recording

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.

Webinar Recap – Managing the Shift to Ecommerce

In our June webinar, our retail advisors discussed what retailers can do now to manage the growing ecommerce side of their business and how to prepare for the future.

Managing the Shift to Ecommerce

Our retail planning experts share insights and best practices on how to successfully manage the accelerated growth of online sales and set up adaptive ecommerce planning processes.

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Webinar Recap – The Retail Impact: Lessons Learned from the Global Health Crisis

The dramatic change in customer behavior was driven not by government restrictions but by media reports and the public’s overall perception of the pandemic.

The Retail Impact: Lessons Learned from the Global Health Crisis

In this Industry Talk Webinar, our CEO Mikko Kärkkäinen shares market learnings on what we’ve observed and strategies on how to use that insight to better prepare for the future.

Are You Ready for a Return to In-Store Shopping?

While retailers may have temporarily shifted to focus on managing online sales, it’s time to get ready for the fresh opportunities that returning foot traffic will bring.

The Forrester Wave™: Retail Planning, Q1 2020

In Forrester's 20-criteria evaluation of retail planning providers, they identified the 12 most significant ones and researched, analyzed, and scored them - among these RELEX Solutions.

The New Normal in Ecommerce after COVID-19

Long-term implications of COVID-19 in ecommerce: Increased online sales, new partnerships and improved online fulfilment capabilities.

Study Highlights Four Grocery Businesses Improving Retail Sustainability

Fresh items attract customers, yet grocers lose over 1,5 percent of revenue to food waste. Waste reduction is not just about sustainability, but it also contributes to a healthier balance sheet.

Make a Difference: Cutting Food Waste and Carbon Footprint through Optimized Forecasting and Replenishment

This study outlines how our four customers have led the charge toward environmentally responsible business practices while significantly improving both operations and cost-effectiveness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.