Measuring Pricing Effectiveness: Key Metrics (Part 1 of 2)

Pricing Solutions have been around for many years in retail, and commonly the question is asked: Well, do they work?

Unfortunately, the answer is not easily determined because it has been challenging to decide what is meant by success and even harder to measure success. Measurement needs to be built into pricing projects from day one, and these measurements need to align with the pricing activities.

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5 Ways Sustainability Impacts CPG Margin

April is Earth Month, so let’s talk sustainability. Businesses across the world are increasingly recognizing sustainability as a critical element of their operations. From reducing environmental impact to improved margin expansion, organizations everywhere have embraced sustainable practices but how can they make sure these measures pay off? This blog outlines five ways in which CPG companies may maximize the advantages yielded by sustainability and how Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven demand forecasting and optimization models can help them realize those benefits—including increased margin.

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AI 101: Automating the Mundane



Join Nicholas Wegman, Ph.D., Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Alex Barnes, Senior Director of Product Management, in a three-part series that demystifies the science behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) and reveals how it can increase your margin. Taking an insightful journey into its history and present-day market trends, they will discuss why AI may—or may not—represent an ideal solution for every business.

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Omnichannel Demand Planning: The Future of Mid-Tier Fashion Retail



As we continue transitioning toward a post-pandemic economy, mid-tier fashion stands out as one retail sector that is irrevocably changed. 

It's clear now that fashion retail will never return to a pre-COVID sales mix dominated by in-store purchases, nor are we ever going to see the levels of online sales that occurred during the height of the lockdowns. There remains a considerable segment of consumers that will always prefer the tactile experience of visiting their favorite stores to browse through racks and try on items before purchase. While other customers—particularly millennials and Gen Z—avoid the local mall in favor of purchasing clothes online via websites and mobile apps.

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A Closer Look at Walgreens’ AI-Powered Demand Planning Transformation



Among the highlights of our most recent retail trade event appearances—NRF in New York and RILA LINK in Orlando—were our well-received feature presentations, spotlighting one of our major success stories among national retailers, our partnership with Walgreens.  

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