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Retailers are losing out on over a third of consumersí planned spend during peak season

Peak trading periods offer retailers specific windows of opportunity to improve profitability through well thought out promotions. However, recent research conducted by Sapio Research on behalf of supply chain technology specialists, Zetes reveals that up to 35% of consumers’ peak season planned spend is being lost.

 

Clearly this has a significant impact on a retailer’s performance during a period where extensive planning and execution effort has gone into maximising revenues. So why and how are such significant sales opportunities being lost?

Effective promotions management is pivotal to a successful peak for retailers, however, the research shows that a staggering 40% of consumers have had issues with a promotion and, of those, 45% subsequently decided not to buy the product. What’s more, over a third of consumers surveyed experienced the special promotion item they wanted to purchase bei


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14 Dec 2018
The Benefits of Inbound Pull in Modern Logistics
 

Let’s pretend that you and a friend are both mixologists at an upscale cocktail lounge. On weekends, there tends to be a rush of patrons late in the evening who ask for drinks faster than you can produce them. As a supply chain or logistics manager in real life, in this scenario you might be t

 
Brian Hoey
flexis

12 Dec 2018
Digital Supply Chain Report
 

Large organizations are running an average of 29 different pre-deployment initiatives to digitize the supply chain, but 86% have failed to scale any of them A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute “The digital supply chain’s missing link: focus”, has identified a clea

 
Roy, Priyanka
Capgemini

12 Dec 2018
DHL Study Reveals Winning Logistics Strategies for the Last Mile
 

Rise in urban consumers in developed and emerging markets is challenging retailers and logistics partners to deliver even more speed and convenience Companies that can improve performance in the areas of flexible transport networks, automation and data will be better positioned to compete

 
DHL
DHL

12 Dec 2018
Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chain
 

In the past few years, sustainability has become a topic of considerable importance throughout the automotive industry. As the automotive supply chain becomes increasingly globalized, businesses are now more than ever faced with the Herculean task of managing not just the logistics and costs associa

 
Brian Hoey
Flexis

12 Dec 2018
Itís Time to Demand More from Your Supply Chain Control Tower
 

Supply chains are getting more and more complex, thanks to soaring customer expectations for service and responsiveness and endless purchasing options. In this environment, how can a company manage what it can’t see, plan for what it doesn’t know, or execute a business plan if its supply

 
Jeff Stabell
JDA


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