Apparel Retail Planning for a New World
While the COVID-19 global pandemic is unprecedented, it has only exacerbated an already unpredictable demand environment for apparel retailers. Current events have dramatically revealed the weaknesses in retailers’ forecasting…
Resilience Post COVID-19: Planning to Win the ‘New Normal’
This blog was co-authored by George Fowler, GVP at Spinnaker. Blue Yonder is committed to helping its customers face the unexpected. To provide insights into the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and…
Operating Responsibly During a Pandemic
Retail sales declined 16% in April, according to a recent report from the Commerce Department, marking the largest two-month decline on record. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to…
The New Associate
There will be a new generation of associates entering the workforce post-COVID-19. Organizations need to be prepared for their changing expectations so they can continue to engage and retain their employees. This generation of workers understands and values technology.
COVID-19 Month-Over-Month Survey Comparison: Consumer Trends and Their Impact on Retail Supply Chains
Not surprisingly, the results show that overall consumer spending has decreased while online shopping sees steady growth; however, there are also notable takeaways for grocery delivery services based on additional questions that were added this month. Read on for the full results:
Crisis Response Part 3: Getting Back to Business
In the current environment, how will organizations balance out the financial impact on their businesses and maintain their brand, while adapting to the new norms of work and keeping in mind the health and safety of their associates? To get the business back on its feet, we can consider the following:
The Impact of Assortment Management in the New Normal
We have witnessed, in front of our eyes, the changing of the new shopping experience. Grocers, beverage retailers, convenience stores, and other essential needs operations, controlling entry to the store, one person per aisle, rationing of products available for purchase, double-digit increases to categories deemed essential.
Building a Resilient Supply Chain
The very nature of supply chains—the movement of goods and services—means it’s unsurprising they have been drastically disrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard the term supply chain resilience around the globe since the pandemic began.