Retail

By MMH Staff · November 16, 2017
10th annual study shows two-thirds of shoppers prefer next- or same-day delivery as retailers work to bring the online experience into the physical store.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2017
Online sales create instant short-term demand for warehouse and distribution center space, a potential headache for retailers.
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By MMH Staff · November 9, 2017
Repurposing existing or closed retail space as hybrid retail/ distribution hubs streamlines fulfillment and gives consumers more control over the delivery or pickup of their orders.
By MMH Staff · November 9, 2017
Only 5% of companies are considered truly “intelligent” enterprises, leveraging ties between physical and digital worlds for better visibility and actionable insights.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2017
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $483.9 billion were up 1.6% over August and 4.4% annually. And total retail sales from July through September rose 3.9% compared to the same period in 2016.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2017
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $483.9 billion were up 1.6% over August and 4.4% annually, and NRF said that September retail sales were 0.5% ahead of August on a seasonally-adjusted basis and up 3.2% annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2017
These sales, as defined by the NRF, are sales in the months of November and December and exclude autos, gas, and restaurant sales. For 2017, NRF is calling for holiday retail sales to be up 3.6%-4% annually, coming in at an estimated total between $678.75 billion to $682 billion, which is ahead of last year’s $655.8 billion, even at the lower end of the 2017 estimate.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2017
Leading corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer acquires specialist in contract manufacturing, custom assembly, repacking, and food product packaging and fulfillment for consumer packaged goods companies.
By MMH Staff · September 7, 2017
ALAN has compiled a list of needs and important guidelines for what to do -- and what not to do -- if your company chooses to help.
By MMH Staff · September 5, 2017
Supply chain organizations must make it a priority to build a resilient talent acquisition team that can weather turbulence and help sustain a positive bottom line.
By Sandeep Gupta · August 30, 2017
Retailers committed to transforming their supply chains need to step back and look at their business model through a different lens.
By MMH Staff · August 25, 2017
A proactive approach to reverse logistics can prevent labor costs from skyrocketing, while also improving customer service.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2017
Commerce reported a 0.6% increase from June to July at $478.9 billion and a 4.2% annual increase. The NRF reported that June retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6% from June to July, tripling June’s revised 0.2% growth rate, while July sales headed up 3.5% annually.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
New research report suggests that because Amazon "will never stop innovating or taking risks," retailers continue to struggle to compete.
By MMH Staff · June 22, 2017
JDA Voice of the Category Manager Survey reveals big data and predictive analytics are of strategic and competitive significance for category management professionals in the next five years.

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