In less than a week, over 40K individuals from more than 90 countries will descend on the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for NRF 2019 – the Big Show! Undoubtedly, many of these individuals will be looking for the latest and greatest innovations in retail that can help grow top line sales and increase bottom line profits. But many are also looking for ways to improve their strategies, so they can execute their way to results.
Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives and today’s consumers possess more internet-connected devices than ever before. Laptops, tablets, phones and smart watches have made our lives easier and our connections more seamless, and this includes the shopping experience.
Regardless of product or industry, pricing strategy is deservedly one of the most deliberated aspects of any business. While many businesses today search for the fabled sweet spot that will easily bolster profits, they oftentimes fall victim to the same old-fashioned pricing mistakes.
Retail supply chains have grown more and more complex, and companies must have end-to-end supply chain visibility to prepare for unexpected changes in demand. As such, retailers should explore practical, relevant ways to predict demand, while continuing to deliver quality, omni-channel consumer experiences.
CPG companies are increasingly harnessing growing volumes of consumer data through online marketing and direct-to-consumer sales platforms. These companies can enhance their trade promotion activities through artificial intelligence and machine learning, but they must collaborate with retailers to do so. Together, the two can better identify ineffective promotions, forecast more accurately and optimize promotions to generate an optimal sales fit.