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Retail Analysis is your window on the world of retail, providing insights on retailers, countries, stores and trends.
Our team of retail experts track the latest industry trends, deliver and analyse key news, and visit retailers and their stores around the world to provide you with commercial insights that will help you build stronger plans and work more effectively day-to-day.
Get the latest insights on Coronavirus (COVID-19) to help your business understand what the food and grocery industry is doing around the world.
Use your supply chain to be more efficient, improve capability and grow your company. Supply Chain Analysis gives you the latest insight, case studies and thought leadership on how to build a successful supply chain.
This report looks at what OTIF is, how it is calculated, and explores ways to introduce and improve this important metric.
Using global examples from retailers including Walmart, E.Leclerc, Carrefour and Amazon, among others, we explore different click and collect formats and how retailers and operators are approaching the opportunity.
In this report, we explore ranging strategies, highlighting the implications of choices on the supply chain activities of both retailers and manufacturers.
This report outlines the role of packaging in stores and its importance to shoppers. Good packaging can help influence shoppers' decision to purchase, help the product standout, build the brand and improve store operations.
This report provides a definition and framework of customer centricity that’s built around four key components: Available, Skilled, Structured and Efficient. This will help businesses shape their strategy to create a positive consumer experience at the point of sale and post-sale.
In this report, we demonstrate the role of distribution in the supply chain. First, we look at how fundamental it is to keep a balance between cost and service, then we explore the current challenges that face distribution.
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This report provides five strategies manufacturers/suppliers can use to reduce the cost of transporting orders to customers.
In this report, we look at how businesses can use value stream mapping to do more with less.
In this report, we look at how businesses in the food and grocery industry can adapt sourcing strategies to manage through a major disruption.
This report explores the concept of demand forecasting. Precisely, the report looks at types of forecasting, forecast error measures, and details the challenges that forecasters might encounter.
This report provides a definition of demand planning, and other adjacent concepts such as demand management and demand forecast.
In this report, we define what a responsive supply chain is, why it matters and what it takes to develop one. We also explain why it is crucial to balance responsiveness with efficiency.
In this report, we look at five ways retailers and manufacturers can optimise their inventory.
We look at the importance of inventory and how it can, if effectively managed, directly influence business objectives and decisions – from sales to waste, to cash flow and investment.
This report explores how a VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) programme can help businesses improve service, operate more efficiently and build collaborative relationships with business partners.
This report explores the Loop platform, from TerraCycle, detailing what its introduction could mean for key stakeholders in the supply chain.
Waste management and prevention is a topic of paramount importance for the food industry. This report will help you understand different types of waste, industry standards and initiatives as well as how to best measure and manage waste.
This report will explore the world of reusable merchandising solutions.