Retail

Retail including online, brick and mortar–promotion, pricing, demand, logistics, procurement, supply chain, returns, etc.

Cooperation and Competition in Retailer-Supplier Relationships

They are the best of friends. They are the worst of enemies. That is the paradox of the retailer-supplier relationship: that on the one hand only by a true, close, strategic partnership can both sides succeed, yet on the other hand there is a constant struggle to get the upper hand.

RFID for Consumer/Retail Supply Chain

The extended Consumer Supply Chain is driven by serving the demands of the ultimate customer. Since consumers have no obligation to present forecasts to their merchants, that means businesses need to create ways to see and sense-in real-time, all the time-product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated and demanding consumer.

RFID in Retail

RFID can help businesses create ways to see and sense – in real-time, all the time – product consumption, as well as evolve their offerings over time, to continue to meet the needs of an ever more sophisticated and demanding consumer.

Dynamics of the Retailer-Supplier Relationship

In both retail and consumer-product-goods sectors, the gap between winners and losers widens every day. What is it about the winners that makes them more and more successful, extending their lead everyquarter? What are the dynamics driving this “battlefront” between retailersand their suppliers in the struggle for projects, profits, customers and market share? What can trading partners do to win a stronger power position in the supply chain? To answer these questions, ChainLink Research surveyed more than 130 leading retailers and manufacturers. Our unique approach explores the perspective from both sides of the trading-partner link to uncover differences in perception and reveal the myths and the realities.

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