What does a fashion retail marketer’s day look like? This infographic depicts how today’s marketing manager uses advanced analytics to drive business insights.
Smart mirrors have made their debut into fitting rooms across stores making the dressing room less of a trial. Let’s take a look at which retailers are leading the fray.
From cost-conscious consumers to slow innovation, this article takes a look at what’s impacting the fashion industry.
This infographic details the numerous ways retailers stand to benefit from incorporating IoT into their stores.
For wearables to reach the next level requires companies to build additional analysis features that increase engagement levels, and provide an unparalleled benefit to the consumer.
Ushered in on a wave of retail-specific apps, disruptive technologies are changing the way that shoppers interact with their preferred stores. Learn more about how top brands use these technologies to engage consumers to gain a competitive edge.
Wearables are the next big thing that will change how we live and work. This infographic gives us a view of how wearables is already impacting the retail industry.
Check out this infographic covering our RIS Software LeaderBoard results to explore Manthan’s performance across categories.
This week, Manthan interviewed retail infleuncerNicole Leinbach-Reyhleto gain some insight on what small retailers need to do take on their big box competitors.
Explore this retail store layout infographic to find out what some of the best experts have to share to improving your in-store layout.
Manthan interviewed ‘retail anthropologists’ Rich & Georganne on their views of the latest trends in retail store layouts.
Retailers have a treasure trove in their retail trade data, which if shared with the suppliers though proper data sharing platforms can generate a steady revenue stream.
The current era of business users demand the democratization of data and easy access to analytics. View trends on how business users are driving the consumerization of analytics.
In order to learn what’s new on the retail subscription horizon we asked several experts to share their favourite subscription model idea with us.
Improved visibility and streamlined processes can help retailers optimize safety stock levels. It will not only improve inventory management and assortment at store level but also bring accuracy in demand forecasting.
Successful retailers can accurately predict outcomes prior to the season and utilize effective in-season tactics to address the unexpected. How do they accomplish this? Is it insight or analytics?
Retailers can better utilize supplier funds for promotions, share promotion insights real time and recover the investments made for promotions much faster with portal based collaboration.
Retail analytics is shedding the complex IT attire and becoming more business user friendly.
The big use case of IoT in customer marketing is the use of Beacons. Beacons can be leveraged to engage customers in real time when they are in the store and willing to make a purchase.
The customer comes first, and marketers need to strive to foster meaning relationships with their customer by leveraging personalization technologies that are driven by advanced customer analytics.
If there is one reason as to why retail companies can have a healthy bottom line, it is because of their ‘like-for-like’ (LFL) growth. But sustaining growth in the LFL stores is a challenge faced across geographies and retailers.
This blog explores the ways in which digitalization can impact retail performance to deliver on the 4Cs of the shopper experience.
2014 saw a dramatic shift to cloud based Business Intelligence and Analytics. CIOs have discovered that the flexibility, scalability, quick adoption timelines and the ability to handle huge volume of data in the cloud has made it a remarkably better option than on-premises offerings.
By “Consumerization” of technology, the power of the consumer has been augmented and accelerated. Consumers now demand more – more convenience, more consistency, more collaboration, more customization.
Understand your customer deep down and provide a personalized shopping experience with the right assortment, right pricing and right promotions
To stay on top of the chain, fashion retailers must keep their supply chains malleable, efficient, and well-coordinated.
Fashion retailers are moving quickly towards formulating a solid omnichannel strategy. Here are the top five elements to consider.
C-stores are gaining speed in the race of providing quick, nutritious and delicious food on the go and increasing their profits.
Convenience stores have always been laggards when it came to technology adoption, but now many are utilizing advanced techniques to entice shoppers.
When 50% of c-store sales are based on impulse, what can retailers do to make customers pick more items on impulse and increase profits?
Real-time video chat is clearing the way for fashion retailers to build a future-ready customer engagement paradigm online.
Virtual web-based fitting rooms are making the shoppers be sure of the fit of a garment before they order it online.
Online fashion retailers are welcoming the trend of trying at home before buying to activate shoppers and boost sales.
How can c-store marketers leverage technology to keep pace with shifting customer behavior?
Predictive analytics can enable convenience store owners to optimize fuel prices, understand shopping patterns, and generate better results.
2014 buyer is more connected, empowered and demanding than ever. Advanced Retail analytics can help the Retailer understand and influence this buyer at the right time.
Anticipating your customer needs at the right time and providing them with the best in class service is what separates a great retailer from a good one.
Learn how Retailers and supplier when collaborate to work towards a common goal can optimize and enhance the value out of the supply chain
Analytics can make an incredible difference in the way Fashion Retail works, right from choosing the best pricing and markdown strategies to predicting the next season trends.
While every kind of Retailer has adopted/is adopting analytics in a huge way, Convenience stores still face a number of hurdles in adopting an analytics regime
Fashion Retailers can trim the store while increasing the assortment, reduce the inventory while never going out-of-stock and above all boost the customer experience with ‘endless aisles’.
We explore ship-from-store trends and discuss how retailers are using their stores to fulfill online and regional orders, in a move to compete against pure play ecommerce giants like Amazon and eBay
Omnichannel retailing is opening new opportunities for apparel brands to create shopping differentiation by connecting customer journeys from clicks to bricks and vice-versa
In the world of omni-channel marketing, progressive retailers are implementing new and impactful ways to manage pricing, inventory and multichannel fulfillment to optimize markdowns and cut losses
Targeting the new fashion customer requires integrating a wider set of big data across store, digital, social and mobile interactions, and stitching together a picture of the customer journey
C-stores are entering a new era of agile merchandising and marketing. With the ability to plan and execute localized assortments, leading C-stores are now able to meet store-level demand much better with customized assortments that suit the local customer profile.
What’s the common factor between Sprouts Farmers Market, lululemon and Michael Kors? They’re all currently the toast of the retail world because of their remarkable growth stories
What transaction and customer information should you track as part of your multi-channel retail strategy? How can you use this information in your strategic decisions?
What did some retailers who faced the brunt of Hurricane Sandy do to minimize the cyclone’s impact on their business?
Getting the balance right between what you stock and what your customers want to buy is a critical aspect of retailing that, if not mastered, can lead to disastrous implications for your business.
An efficient workforce can make all the difference to a retail store’s success. How can retail managers keep employees motivated and their morale high?
The year 2011 saw the release of “Moneyball”, starring Hollywood actor Brad Pitt. The film depicted the Oakland A’s coach Billy Beane and general manager Paul DePodesta’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club
Price optimization is a crucial part of the retail game – it has to be as accurate as possible to succeed. Here are a few factors that affect your price decisions and its impact on the customer.
The official ‘Olympic Flame’ at the just concluded 2012 Olympic Games at London journeyed across every region of the UK, over a 70 day period, with celebrations planned in 66 towns and cities across the country as the relay passed through them. And that’s only the beginning….. An estimated 8.8 million tickets sold 37 competition […]
Holding onto slow-moving merchandise will lead to stale stock. It means disappointing customers looking for the latest products and styles in your stores. Markdowns is the answer to your problems.
Retailers need answers to the question ‘What is likely to happen next?’ if they are to manage smart, customer-centric merchandising decisions.
An irate customer gets to know days before Christmas that orders she had booked online with a well-known retailer will not reach her in time.
Advanced intelligence systems now complete the Analytics Process Lifecycle by closing the loop from information all the way to actions that result in best business outcomes.
A new range of analytic applications are offering retailers an action-focused approach to efficient, outcome-driven decisions and the actual execution of these decisions.
Many retailers aim to sweat their assets and continue operating with legacy systems. Modern BI solutions can help by integrating seamlessly with these and extracting valuable information from these.
IBM’s Watson is one in a series of path-breaking innovations that are set to trigger a new wave of evolution in BI and analytics where the lines blur between BI and AI.
Advanced retail Business Intelligence (BI) solutions leverage RFM models effectively to help retailers with their direct marketing efforts and better target their promotions and loyalty programs.
Retailers have to learn the tightrope walk of product rationalization to effectively manage smarter assortments that ensure they have no excess stocks and avoid the risk of stock outs.
Retail BI applies the principles of product affinity and Market Basket Analysis to business data to reveal the hidden connections between products and discover patterns in customer behaviour.
A top-down approach to decision-making is not always feasible and retail staff at all levels must have access to automated systems that provide them timely, relevant and ready-to-use information.
Retailers have to factor in varying stages of organizational complexity and consider key growth drivers around which to focus their analytics capabilities so as to maximise ROI.