Content about Distribution

July 9, 2012

By Renato Scaff and Mark Allen, Accenture

By Renato Scaff, renato.scaff@accenture.com and Mark Allen, m.e.allen@accenture.com

While the proliferation of new products, personalized services, and digital channels are giving consumers more shopping options than ever, they also are making it tough for traditional retailers and consumer goods manufacturers to capitalize on the demand being created. Succeeding in this environment will require a new level of seamless retail-supplier collaboration.

December 14, 2011

By Kenneth Gruskin, Gruskin Group

By Kenneth Gruskin, kgruskin@gruskingroup.com

Today, fickle and demanding consumers can access virtually anything they want as a result of technology such as smartphones, tablets, and computers. This anytime, anywhere access coupled with what can be referred to as the four ‘C’s’ — convergence, convenience, connection, and cost — are having a dramatic impact on retailers. 

March 2, 2011

Every season retailers launch aggressive holiday promotions to help lure shoppers, and in 2010 the offer of free shipping was a crucial one.

By Fabrizio Brasca, Fab.Brasca@jda.com
 

November 30, 2007

The company best known for its brown trucks is going the extra mile on order...