Content about Inventory

March 19, 2014

A little more than a week since the Men's Wearhouse confirmed plans to acquire Jos. A. Bank, it is launching an omnichannel inventory program giving customers access to merchandise within its distribution center and its more than 900 retail locations from one spot.

February 27, 2014

As far as sales go, Sears Holdings didn’t have a very happy holiday. But the company was still able to narrow its loss for the fourth quarter, as it lowered expenses and reduced inventory.

February 8, 2014

Demand forecasting, inventory allocation and replenishment — the unsung building blocks of every successful retail enterprise — have gained a new level of respect with retailers striving to deliver the omnichannel experience shoppers demand.

January 31, 2014

When it comes to meeting consumer expectations, the stakes for retailers have never been higher. Digital age consumers are more discerning, have high expectations for the quality of product information and use technology in a variety of ways to make educated purchasing decisions.

January 23, 2014

Demandware has acquired privately held Mainstreet Commerce, a leading provider of cloud-based order management software in an effort to simplify order orchestration between online and in-store shopping processes, optimize store and Web inventory and enable retailers to deliver a “buy anywhere, fulfill anywhere” consumer experience.

November 7, 2013

99 Cents Only has spent the last six months upgrading its systems and procedures related to accounting for merchandise inventories. In the meantime, and ahead of its second quarter results for fiscal 2014, the company has begun taking physical inventories at its stores on a SKU-level basis for the first time.

November 7, 2013

J.C. Penney scored a major victory during October with same stores sales up 0.9%. That may not seem like much, but for a company that has been written off by many the meager increase offers an encouraging tailwind heading into what retailer’s nationwide expect to be a challenging holiday season.

November 7, 2013

Leveraging inventory while driving consumption is the topic of a presentation scheduled for next week in Northwest Arkansas by Walmart’s senior director of consumables replenishment Kendall Trainor.

October 28, 2013

Macy’s is poised to have its best digital Christmas ever thanks to a major expansion of ship from store fulfillment capabilities that enable the company to provide an omnichannel experience.

October 8, 2013

Sales trends at J.C. Penney are improving and year end liquidity is now expected to exceed $2 billion following a recent stock offering, the company said Tuesday morning during an uncharacteristic mid-quarter update on its operating performance.

August 27, 2013

Multichannel retailer Delia’s, which markets primarily to teen girls, continues facing challenges in traffic trends as it wrapped up the second quarter ended Aug. 3 with total revenue of $33.2 million, a 16.7% drop from $39.8 million in the year-ago quarter.

August 1, 2013

Henkel Consumer Goods Inc., a provider of leading consumer brands such as Dial, Purex, Soft Scrub and Right Guard, plans to leverage Datalliance VMI’s platform for its expanding consumer goods Vendor Managed Inventory program.

July 3, 2013

Longtime financial executive and former Walmart U.S. CFO Michael Fung is helping discounter 99 Cents Only modernize inventory systems that have resulted in a series of accounting issues.

July 1, 2013

For the second time in the past six years, 99 Cent’s Only said it was unable to file its annual report within the timeframe specified by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

June 17, 2013

Advance Auto Parts has promoted Jon Dehne to SVP of market availability, inventory management and merchandise operations.

May 6, 2013

Leading apparel retailer C&A is scaling up its Radio Frequency Identification project with Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, from five to 25 stores.

May 2, 2013

Kimberly-Clark has completed the migration of its North American Vendor Managed Inventory program to the Datalliance VMI platform, on which it will manage its consumer brands for 15 retail partners.

April 15, 2013

JCPenney has drawn $850 million from its $1.85 billion revolving credit line and will use the proceeds to fund working capital requirements and capital expenditures, including replenishing inventory in anticipation of the completion of for its newly overhauled in-store home departments, which are due to be unveiled next month.

March 11, 2013

Dick’s Sporting Goods fell three cents short of analysts’ profit forecast in the fourth quarter thanks to a 1.2% same store sales increase partially caused by unseasonably warm weather and soft sales of big ticket items.

October 5, 2012

To address the challenge of increasingly complex supply chains, IBM this week introduced a new inventory optimization solution as part of its Smarter Commerce initiative.

September 18, 2012

A study released by BDO USA found that retailers are generally confident that year-end sales will top last year’s.

August 14, 2012

As a leading retailer, you know what your customer wants, and you’ve done the hard work of building the right assortment, sourcing from the right factories, and making it available in time for the season. Now you need to make sure that your customers can have what they want when they want it.

August 9, 2012

TAGSYS RFID, a provider of item-level inventory management systems that streamline the supply chain, has expanded its U.S.-based organization in response to accelerating demand for smart inventory and loss management systems within the retail and luxury sectors.

May 16, 2012

From personnel changes to its new "fair and square" price strategy, JCPenney has put a lot into changing the company's image, and investors are waiting for it to pay off.

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