SKUs

Is your IT department failing itself?

IT departments are facing ever greater challenges — a seemingly endless supply of Big Data that ranges from POS to social media stats. But there are a few internal items the IT department should consider — initiatives that would not only make their jobs easier, but make their efforts apparent to the rest of the enterprise.

What is the New Normal of Family Demographics?

Shifting racial demographics in the U.S. have garnered plenty of notice, but Pam Allison - marketing strategist - argues that the changing American household demographics are worthy of equal notice. She states, "Households are now much more varied with single-parent, multi-generational, non-family, and one-person households comprising a larger portion of the population." 

2013 Insights from Eight Top Retail CEOs

Eight CEOs of some of the biggest name retailers took the time to share their 2013 outlook at the NRF Big Show. Following are a few highlights from some of those interviews.

Powerhouse PG Companies Beat Expectations

The most recent quarterly reports are in and Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive and L'Oreal all outperformed analysts' expectations - in stark comparison to Procter & Gamble. 

Powerhouse PG Companies Beat Expectations

The most recent quarterly reports are in and Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive and L'Oreal all outperformed analysts' expectations - in stark comparison to Procter & Gamble. 

Will the Internet Lead to the Demise of All Specialty Stores?

In a recent blog in the Harvard Business Review, authors Rajiv Lal and Jose B Alvarez bring up some valid points — with the lackluster retail performance over the past couple of years and the powerful focus of online retailers to offer those goods that people happily order online, brick-and-mortar retailers are in troubled waters.

Walmart Is Bringing “It” Back

A few months ago, Walmart started doing a little CPG housecleaning — eliminating SKUs in an effort to renovate its stores. But customers — especially those in rural areas — balked.

“Clutter” is in!

When the recession hit, most retailers went for the sparse, clean look. But now everyone from Best Buy and Dollar General to J.C. Penney and Wal-Mart are bringing back plenty of SKUs — and stacking them just about everywhere in an attempt to garner the interest — and dollars — of shoppers.

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