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Retailers are constantly looking to optimize the assortment. The goal is to ensure that the best-selling items are available when and where consumers want them. However, there is not always
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July 27, 2015 | Andrea | Assortment Optimization, Merchandising, Planograms

There are new technologies available today that can simplify the assortment planning process and make it much easier to plan by creating a strategy for certain item performance attributes and
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June 22, 2015 | Graeme Cowell | Assortment Optimization, Data Insights, Merchandising

The basic question that is asked when measuring promotional effectiveness is as important as it is obvious:  Did the promotion drive a sales increase?  Clearly driving sales is the primary
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In order to win at retail, category management must be a part of the business processes. Assortment optimization must be included in that winning category management process. With optimized product
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January 26, 2015 | Dean | Assortment Optimization, Category Management

Merchandising fundamentally is about getting the right mix of products on the shelves. For many retailers & manufacturers this can be a cumbersome process. Some retailers still employ the concept
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October 13, 2014 | Joe Catella | Assortment Optimization, Merchandising, Planograms

Previously I discussed Assortment Optimization, and how too much breadth can actually be quite harmful to a retailer. Many retailers sometimes misguidedly stretch assortment to too high a level in
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October 6, 2014 | Gerald | Assortment Optimization

One of the key factors in measuring the success of a retailer today is the ‘same store sales increase year over year’. This measure is an indicator of improved consumer
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September 15, 2014 | Gerald | Assortment Optimization

Businesses continue to wrap focus around their mobile strategy and c-stores are not being left behind. Bringing together point-of-sale, inventory, planograms and market data, into a  customized tablet app technology
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August 25, 2014 | Tricia | Assortment Optimization, Planograms

Have you ever wondered why stores sometimes have so much inventory left over from certain seasons? Us too! With proper seasonal management practices this should be avoided. Too often retailers
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July 28, 2014 | Gerald | Assortment Optimization, Category Management