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June 24, 2014

Fast Retailing Co.’s Comptoir des Cotonniers division has launched “Fast Shopping,” which allows European shoppers to purchase items in 20 seconds on their mobile devices via an application from Powa Technologies, London. Shoppers using the PowaTag app can scan items they see on ads in various places to make the purchase and with one click, complete the transaction and have the goods delivered to their home within 48 hours.

February 6, 2014

Home automation product retailer Smarthome has deployed the 360pi 360price solution, providing the retailer with pricing intelligence for 3,000 SKUs in near real-time.

Irvine, Calif. — Home automation product retailer Smarthome has deployed the 360pi 360price solution, providing the retailer with pricing intelligence for 3,000 SKUs in near real-time. Smarthome had built an in-house solution to compete with the SKUs carried by the large online pure-plays, but these SKUs only accounted for a fraction of its revenues.

More importantly, Smarthome needed a reliable solution to address its direct competitive set, those retailers focused expressly on the home automation market.

July 12, 2013

Sona Enterprises, a direct wholesaler/distributor of more than 3,000 SKUs to gift shops, travel agencies, camping and hiking outfitters, auto dealerships/parts stores/repair shops, jewelry and convenience stores, has improved upon manual warehouse management procedures using the AcellosOne warehouse management system (WMS).

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. -- Sona Enterprises, a direct wholesaler/distributor of more than 3,000 SKUs to gift shops, travel agencies, camping and hiking outfitters, auto dealerships/parts stores/repair shops, jewelry and convenience stores, has improved upon manual warehouse management procedures using the AcellosOne warehouse management system (WMS).

November 4, 2011

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the U.S. division of Tesco, has opened its first Fresh & Easy Express store, at La Cienega Boulevard and 18th Street in Los Angeles.

New York City -- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the U.S. division of Tesco, has opened its first Fresh & Easy Express store, at La Cienega Boulevard and 18th Street in Los Angeles.

The new format is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. versus the 10,000-sq.-ft. footprint of a standard Fresh & Easy. It features an edited selection of some 2,700 SKUs, including fresh foods, baked items, groceries, and health and beauty items.
 

December 7, 2010

Sales at Lowes.com are running about 35% ahead of last year, according to CEO Robert Niblock, who spoke to analysts during the retailer's recent Analyst and Investors Conference.

Mooresville,  N.C. -- Sales at Lowes.com are running about 35% ahead of last year, according to CEO Robert Niblock, who spoke to analysts during the retailer's recent Analyst and Investors Conference. Still, the Mooresville, N.C.-based home improvement giant has ideas on how to improve its digital business.

During the event, Niblock explained an important part of the retailer's vision: "Whenever, wherever the customer wants to interact with us, we're going to try and make it convenient for them."
 

December 1, 2010

Shrink happens — every retailer knows it, and most are aware that an estimated 35% of losses associated with shrink are attributed to employee fraud. However, most retailers are surprised by the losses that are attributed to human error rather than malice. 


Grocery is perhaps the sector most plagued with erroneous shrink at checkout due, in part, to the sheer volume of SKUs running across the scanner, but it is often a function of misleading promotions or unclear directives.

December 1, 2010

Powell’s Books touts itself as being the largest independent used and new bookstore in the world, with an extensive collection of out-of-print and rare titles. The Portland, Ore.-based retailer also is among the growing number of regional chains that are replacing outdated and tedious supply chain processes with updated, seamless ones. 


October 31, 2010

Demand forecasting has taken on increased importance now that retailers nearly across the board...

October 25, 2010

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits said Tuesday that it has selected Manhattan Associates’ warehouse management...

August 4, 2010

The push towards SKU rationalization is not new, but in cost-conscious times, it is receiving...

By Shaun Bossons, info.us@aldatasolution.com

December 31, 2008

Retailing has always been a gamble, with inventory management perhaps the consummate game of...

September 30, 2008

Plunging consumer confidence. Upheaval on Wall Street. The continuing decline in the housing market....

July 31, 2008

Back-to-school season occurs at least three times a year for Follett Higher Education Group....

December 31, 2007

South Africa’s dominant department-store retailer, Edgars Consolidated Stores (Edcon), has an aggressive growth strategy...

March 31, 2007

Shoppers are not...