2016 is the year that retail hit an inflection point, technology fueled innovation exploding across the industry, transforming and disrupting every step of the supply chain. And for those executives who are shell-shocked at the pace of change, it is only going to increase. There are no time-outs.
Faster and cheaper computer processing is powering growing use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These capabilities in turn feeding on massive big data, and powerful new capabilities delivered to even the smallest merchants via the cloud. Technology is becoming democratized, sophisticated solutions no longer the sole province of the largest companies. Indeed, we are entering a period where smaller companies can leverage their ability to move fast, unencumbered by large organizations and legacy infrastructure.
Technology is fundamental to retail success and piloting new innovations is fast becoming a required discipline for retailers, wholesalers, and brand manufacturers. Industry innovation is now being driven by consumer adoption of new technologies, an uncomfortable place for many retail executives as they grapple with power shifting to the end consumer/
Cold chain Merchandisers set the standard for keeping temperature sensitive seafood cold throughout the day. Our merchandisers are made with FDA approved plastic, polyurethane insulation (R-value 20), and acrylic guards and covers. Our goal was to provide our customers with a product that is easy to use, mobile, durable, all while remaining aesthetically pleasing.
Displays are a great way to get your products off the shelf and in front of the consumer. Utilizing our extensive experience with retailers of all sizes, we can design and manufacture displays that will help to build interest in your product and your brand. From pallet displays to counter units, we have the expertise and experience to satisfy your requirements. Contact us today and one of our knowledgeable Sales Representatives will discuss your requirements and get you on your way to a successful promotion.
Advantage's Business Process Outsourcing group has provided high-quality turn-key services to a wide range of clients since 2005. All of our services are provided from teams at our US locations, providing our clients with geographical proximity and expedited high-quality services.
With offices across the country, our flexible approach positions us to meet all specific service requirements efficiently and cost effectively. We are dedicated to the Order to Cash process, and having these services based entirely in the US helps us deliver the industry knowledge and expertise required to positively impact critical processes related to customer interface and cash flow.
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Providing an in-depth analysis of your product’s performance, as well as the shopping behaviours of the people who buy it, dunnhumby Shop uncovers the insights and trends that afford you the unique advantage of looking into the future to make the best possible business decisions today.
Whether you are looking to divide it or push it, Southern Imperial offers one of the most innovative and deepest selections of shelf management products available. This focus on innovation has culminated with the Impulse Pusher System and P.O.P.-In Pushers. Utilizing a rounded face and trackless technology, Southern Imperial pushers can move products of all shapes and sizes.
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BioRx manufactures all types of prescription labels including Laser Stock Labels, Thermal Labels, and Standard Labels. We use a flexographic printing press and different cutting dies to enable us to print labels with the best quality and the lowest price. We provide and control all aspects of the label printing process: From pre-press artwork, platemaking, press production, packaging, and shipping to ensure quick lead times on the order production. *(Handling Fee of $19.95 applies for FREE 1,000 labels. All States except California. Custom Label minimum order: 30,000 labels for FREE Shipping)*(Sizes; 13dr, 40dr, 60dr and all sizes of Oval Bottles. Must be 4 vials or 2 vials and 2 bottles).
FWD : When you’re confident in your design format and committed to programmatic expansion of your brand, our team builds the VE solution. FWD offers unparalleled value-based strategic services: fixture production, engineering intelligence, global sourcing, project management and logistics solutions for multiple locations, from shop in shop to freestanding retail. We build to the highest standards, here in the US and internationally. Our extraordinary services are seamlessly delivered by our team of experts, through communication tools and formats that are customized to your needs and culture. Our capabilities create momentum Worldwide!
Heat Seal is a high quality manufacturer of industrial packaging, food packaging and supermarket packaging equipment. We offer both semi-automatic machines and automatic machines. At Heat Seal, we strive to provide quality products at a great price. Proudly Made in the USA, Heat Seal is committed to great customer service, high quality products and legendary reliability.
The right price for every product in every store, at every stage of the product’s life cycle, for every type of retailer. Pricing and clearance strategies that boost sales, gross margins, customer satisfaction and profitability – without putting your business at risk. And the ability to react quickly to product performance, market opportunities and competitive actions.
Gary Hawkins, CEO, Center for Advancing Retail and Technology
Nearly everyone understands the innovation imperative today. The challenge is that retailers, regardless of size, have limited resources to devote to discovering, understanding, piloting, and deploying, new capabilities.
Solution providers seeking to sell new innovative capabilities to retailers would do well to keep the issue of resource constraints top of mine when approaching retailers. Retail success requires incredible operational execution and retail executives spend nearly all their time focused on the day to day operations of their business.
From a sales perspective, solutions want to really think through the benefits of what your solution provides AND be prepared to clearly communicate what’s involved from the retailer’s perspective to test and deploy your capability. Be very clear on what’s required from the retailer, both initially to set things up, and then ongoing to keep your solution performing well. Work with the retailer to understand each requirement and where and when it happens on some kind of project timeline so the retailer clearly understands what is expected of them to be successful.
Depending on what capabilities you are proposing, talk with the retailer about requirements at the retailer’s headquarters level and store-level as appropriate. Help the retailer understand how to operationalize your solution. Does the retailer need to train their people? Does the retailer need associates with new skill sets to use your solution? These are vitally important questions to ask and discuss as part of the sales process.
It is only with clear understanding and expectations that any new innovation has an opportunity to succeed.