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Increasing Allocation Accuracy Is Key to Efficient Fulfillment

Increasing Allocation Accuracy Is Key to Efficient Fulfillment

antuit.ai's Kaushik Katari shares insights on why retailers need to build their back-end omnichannel systems and supply chain processes

Going the Extra Mile Means “Last-Mile” and More

The on-demand economy is driving a revolution in grocery retailing, as supermarkets move quickly to create advanced online shopping experiences for their customers.

Today the race to grow internationally is becoming increasingly competitive. As retailers explore opportunities in foreign markets, they often examine merchandising, store locations and logistics but fail to take cultural differences into consideration.

Being a retailer isn't easy.

Each day our world becomes more complex. We're being bombarded with information and choice while leading busier lives. A typical supermarket in the U.K.

Adapted from "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" (Harvard Business Review Press) The purpose of every business ultimately revolves around creating value for customers.

Adapted from "Leading the Starbucks Way: 5 Principles for Connecting with Your Customers, Your Products and Your People" (McGraw-Hill) Before we examine the adaptive and progressive strategies Starbucks designed to ensure that the brand stays relevant, let's take a moment to look at one o

Rachel needs new shoes to match a dress for her date. She opens her "my wardrobe" app and selects the blue dress she bought last week.

For retailers, couponing presents a familiar conundrum. While coupons are a proven driver of store traffic and top-line sales, they focus customers' attention on price and create an environment where it's difficult to provide differentiated offers or service levels based on customer value.

The research showing that companies with gender diversity in leadership outperform competitors is compelling.

Do your employees trust you? The brutal truth is probably not. It may not be fair, and you may not want to hear it, but chances are that previous leaders have poisoned the ground on which you're trying to grow a successful business.

Adapted from "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" (Harvard Business Review Press) The purpose of every business ultimately revolves around creating value for customers.

While retail sales figures are looking grim, mobile shopping just keeps gaining. During the past holiday season, mobile commerce was up 63 percent in the US, according to Business Insider. That's hardly a silver lining for today's retailers.

Consumer goods companies in the U.S. and Europe are finding post-recession growth difficult. Many consumer markets are mature and saturated.

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