Japanese apparel chain GU recently made headlines by encouraging shoppers to shoplift their products for a day with a new "buy, wear, return" policy that is usually frowned upon in the retail industry.
The biggest advantage of omni-channel retailing is also its biggest challenge: while consumers want to use all channels simultaneously, retailers have to be able to fulfill orders accurately from all of them.
A few months ago, L'Oréal Paris, which offers their products through cosmetics departments in 130 countries, opened its world first Beauty Boutique in Chiado, one of the most charming area of Lisbon in Portugal.
Having the right product available in the right place at the right time is essential for retailers seeking to enhance the in-store shopping experience and increase sales.
The Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) Shrink & On-Shelf Availability Group, with Colin Peacock, as Group co-chair and Director, Shrink & Store Operations Improvement, Procter & Gamble, has been honored with a prestigious award at The ECR Awards, held at the Annual ECR European Leaders Forum in Brussels.
Checkpoint and Mojix® Inc., the leading provider of wide-area, fixed infrastructure, passive-RFID solutions have entered into a global partnership to bring end-to-end solutions designed to improve store operations and omni-channel program execution to brick-and-mortar retailers.
The New Zephyr 2 RFID label design, which is certified by the University of Arkansas’ ARC Center for item-level tagging of all apparel categories in the U.S. and Europe, has an integrated UCODE 7 chip from NXP Semiconductors, and comes with optimal read/write sensitivity for accurate counting and quicker encoding.
Retailers know that stockouts impact financial performance and customer satisfaction, yet relatively few have measured and implemented solutions to improve their merchandise availability. But that’s changing – quickly and dramatically.
Checkpoint Systems, and RGIS, LLC, the market leader in supply chain, inventory, insights, merchandising and optimization solutions have entered into a global partnership to bring the full RFID-based inventory management solution to retailers.
We were at NRF Big Show this month, not just to show the latest Checkpoint’s innovations but also to hear about retailers’ concerns, challenges and plans for 2014.
The biggest news at NRF Big Show in New York was "the announcement by Checkpoint that Kohl’s Department Stores has rolled out RFID," according to RFID 24-7.