Visual Citi is the answer to all of your signage and display needs. We work with our clients to create the perfect visual solutions, while maintaining brand integrity. With our state of the art technology, we are able to produce with speed and quality.
Our capabilities range from interior and exterior signage to window displays and custom fabrication. We work with a variety of materials such as, acrylic, wood, metal, foam and vinyl. Mastering large format photographic printing, flatbed printing and silk screening, we are able to bring your designs to life.
No project is too big or too small, from prototyping and engineering to kitting and large scale rollouts, our production and logistics team is dedicated to fulfilling value engineering to best suit your needs in the most cost effective way.
To maximize supply chain performance, companies are faced with the challenge of maintaining a profitable balance among speed, service levels, and the risk and cost of inventory deployment. JDA’s inventory management solution (JDA Inventory Optimization) provides companies with end-to-end capabilities for managing inventory strategy, planning and execution, enabling them to achieve superior service levels, gain market share and reduce costs.
By leveraging multi-echelon inventory optimization, companies can improve the accuracy and performance of daily replenishment and inventory planning. JDA’s inventory management solution incorporates scenario management, enabling companies to make strategic, informed decisions that further enhance their inventory control.
RTC's Advanced Promotion Management (APM) module provides retailers running JDA® Merchandise Management System® (MMS®) with an automated promotion system that eliminates excessive discounting and helps retailers take their current promotional campaign beyond base Price Management parameters.
Campaigns can be set up for auto-apply, not requiring the presentation of a coupon. Campaign set up allows multiple selections of hierarchy, vendor, and item. APM eliminates double discounting by configuring campaigns to provide the item discount only if that item, within the transaction, has not already been discounted.
Failure to capture monies owed is a financial liability and loss of income for your organization. Chargebacks by Vistex give you the means to manage vendor programs, instant rebates, scanbacks, vendor claims and account for price drops. Now you can automatically calculate scanback amounts due from vendors and systematically reconcile responses. Additionally, automatic accruals and invoicing of vendor MDF/Co-op funds has never been easier. Vistex gives you visibility into monies due and the power to regain money left on the table.
Channel Inventory Tracking by Vistex gives your company insight into on-hand inventory with dealers and partners, and inventory claimed for end customers. You can manage your direct sales and quantities to the channel partner and inventory sold to the channel partner through other partners. Improve supply chain management and gain end-to-end insight, from manufacturer to channel partner and end customer. Get real-time access to key supplier, inventory and procurement indicators to make faster, better business decisions.
Unmanaged Market Development Funds (MDF) and Co-Op Funds can lead to lost revenue and increased costs. MDF & Co-Op by Vistex delivers an efficient, highly automated approach to managing every aspect of your vendor funded programs, co-op allowances and event claims. Our solution includes functionality for planning, budgeting, enrolling, allocating monies, tracking utilization/spend, submitting for approval, validating and settling claims/rebates.
AMAZON PLANNING TO OPEN DOZENS OF GROCERY STORES, WSJ REPORTS | BLOOMBERG
Gary's Take: While supermarket retailers are focused on the shift online, Amazon represents a much more significant threat as it is poised to disrupt the very business model that drives US supermarket retail. And on top of that, Amazon is deftly bringing the pieces together as the food industry and healthcare converge. This and more is discussed in my latest book "Retail in the Age of I".
AMAZON TO LAUNCH NEW GROCERY BUSINESS | WSJ
Gary's Take: Amazon represents a threat to traditional supermarket retail far beyond the move online. Amazon is poised to truly disrupt the business model that all but a few grocery retailers rely on to power sales and profits. My latest book, "Retail in the Age of 'I'" (available on Amazon - where else?) explores this threat and more.
A New Podcast about “Technology, Innovation, and the Independent Retailer” | Retail Tomorrow with host Kevin Coupe
From the floor of the National Grocers Association (NGA) Show in San Diego, “Retail Tomorrow” host Kevin Coupe engages with a power panel of retailers and experts in a discussion of the unique technology challenges and opportunities facing independent retailers, which often are without the resources available to larger competitors, but that often have the cultural flexibility to experiment and innovate.
Lauren Johnson, CEO/President, Newport Avenue Markets, Bend, Oregon.
Lisa Mangino Swanson, Communications Director, Hugo's Family Marketplace, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Sterling Hawkins, Co-founder, Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART).
Tom Furphy, CEO/Managing Director, Consumer Equity Partners.
Glen Terbeek, the retired force behind Anderson Consulting’s Smart Store initiative (who brings uncommon sense and historical perspective to the conversation).
Retail in the Age of ‘I’ - A New World View for the Retail Industry | by Gary Hawkins now available on Amazon
GIVING INDEPENDENT GROCERS AN ECOMMERCE BOOST By Jim Dudlicek, Progressive Grocer
ARE ROBOTS COMPETING FOR YOUR JOB? | The New Yorker
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TRANSPORTATION OPTIMIZATION - A SILVER BULLET TO SOLVE "LAST MILE DELIVERY?"
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INFLUENCER MARKETING AND STORY-TELLING IN RETAIL - Los Angeles Immersion Event - March 19-21
The fifth Retail Tomorrow Immersion will take us to LA and put you in the middle of the latest thinking in storytelling, “influencing” in its many forms, and how both are impacting retailers and brands. We’ll do a deep dive on this subject at Google and YouTube’s glittering new campus at the historic former Howard Hughes airfield.
RETAIL TOMORROW LABS: Los Angeles - Apply to Present
We help incubate ideas, concepts, products, services and other solutions with our community of retailers, brands, suppliers, innovators and other thought leaders to improve the overall shopping experience for the consumer.
Join us for the Retail Tomorrow LA Lab* during the Retail Tomorrow Los Angeles Event on March 21st.
We're bringing together a highly exclusive group of 40+ retailers and brands.
You'll have 10-15 minutes to present 1 on 1.
DON'T DELAY!! APPLICATIONS CLOSE MARCH 11 FOR THE SPRING 2019 RETAIL INNOVATION PITCH EVENT
Fire up the grill to bring out the fresh and delicious flavor of your favorite meat. Over 80 percent of U.S. households own a grill or smoker. The number of consumers using the grill year round is growing to over 60 percent!* Yerecic Label’s new line provides consumers information on how to have a great grill.
Replenishment planning software balances orders, demand, supply, and inventory.
The key to successful replenishment planning is knowing how to resolve potential problems in advance. Logility Voyager Solutions enable you to accurately project demand, supply and inventory levels into the future. You’ll have a realistic picture of your product and material requirements. And you can work proactively with the right supply chain resources, at the right time and cost, to prevent stock-outs.
With Voyager Replenishment Planning, you can easily consider the effects of inventory investment, service levels, and current orders and commitments. Leveraging strong Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) features, you can gain multilevel insights into demand and inventory. You’ll be able to view inventory from multiple perspectives: actual demand data, future distribution needs and replenishment commitments.
Every brand. Everywhere. Consumers are everywhere, and every brand must be there for them with content that informs, engages and converts.
We’re ItemMaster. We activate brands, everywhere, for everyone.
Remotely check sales using scales from the head office; distribute label masters from the head office all at once.
Cloud-based label management lets you track item performance and check scale register sales online. You can also easily prepare label content on your computer and send it to all locations simultaneously.
RFID has emerged as an ideal technology for container yard applications.
RFID tags on containers are capable of storing large amounts of information about manufacturing, logistics, maintenance and schedules etc.
By deploying networks of RFID antennas and tags and utilizing a dedicated software system, companies are able to bring real-time visibility to containers.
When it comes to mandated retail work under category management, Acosta delivers superior results. The Company understands the importance of planogram compliance and draws on its excellent reputation for flawless execution to ensure that every reset is accomplished according to the retailer’s specifications and timeframe.
Acosta's Impact team offers retail merchandising services to our clients. With the right coverage, the right technology and the right reporting process, you’ll get the best retail execution, the best coverage and the best in market compliance validation.
ValueManager uses the latest techniques in choice modelling to reveal the product features that consumers value – and the price they are prepared to pay for them.
With a team of scientifically trained statisticians and proprietary, choice-based simulation software, ValueManager models the precise impact of different product configurations and price points. It enables smart, value-based pricing and product design that can drive incremental business growth.