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What Retailers Need to Consider to Come Out Ahead from Times of Uncertainty

During times of distress, nothing brings comfort like returning to basics and simplicity. As the impacts of the COVID-19 continue to evolve, consumers are faced with unprecedented disruptions to these basics while retailers are scrambling to understand impacts on their supply chain. The one constant, though, in all the chaos: retailers remain focused on servicing customers and keeping their employees working.

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How COVID-19 Will Impact Softline Retailers

Softline retailers have been battling store closures and traffic declines in malls for several years. They have made moves to shift toward experiential retailers. They have deployed omni-channel capabilities like buy online pickup in store (BOPIS) and buy online return in store (BORIS) to drive traffic and deliver a seamless experience for customers. Ultimately, softline retailers were just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel… until COVID-19 coronavirus arrived.

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Key Takeaways from NRF 2020

Well, it’s that time of the year again – where we have the opportunity to unite with 40,000 of our closest retail friends and take a pulse on the industry.  Now that the keynotes are complete, the booths are coming down, and we’ve all exhausted our supply of business cards, I thought I would take…

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Leveraging AI to Minimize Markdowns [Video]

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the face of the markdown process today. By gathering real-time demand data — and combining it with data on current inventory levels and margin targets — AI-enabled solutions from JDA can replace permanent markdowns with short-term promotional prices that maximize all outcomes. Learn more about how AI can help simplify…

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5 Retail Trends to Keep Your Eyes on in 2020

As we settle into the new decade, we look back on all the transformative activity within the retail industry over the course of 2019 and look forward to how it will shape the rest of 2020. The ongoing trade war with China, holiday and consumer shopping trends, the increasing importance of social media for driving…

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Getting Proactive with Markdowns [Video]

Predicting demand, and creating markdown strategies, for items with short life cycles — such as winter apparel — have traditionally depended on historic sales data and regression analysis. Today, clustering algorithms from JDA can help you predict demand and create markdowns more accurately, based on real-time demand data segregated by item color, size, store location…

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Meet the New Convenience Store Shopper

Today’s C-store customers are a different breed, with a new generation of wants and needs. How well do you understand and address these shoppers’ preferences? There’s no doubt that convenience stores have experienced a radical transformation. Once a specialty source for gasoline, cold beverages and prepackaged, shelf-stable foods, now convenience stores have evolved into much…

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