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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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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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Getting Smarter About AI in Retail Planning [Video]

Volatile consumer demand. Soaring expectations for service and responsiveness. Endless purchasing options. How can retailers expect to succeed? The answer lies in using artificial intelligence (AI) to gather data and make fact-based, strategic decisions — no matter how many internal and external factors are involved. This five-part video series highlights how AI-enabled solutions from JDA…

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