NRF 2016 Big Show Reveals Big Hearts, Big Opportunities

 The National Retail Federation did it right again this year. Strong attendance, powerful content and, as always, exhibit halls filled to the brim with retail innovation and excellence. Well done. Here’s what participants and pundits are sharing about the show,…

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The New Retail Reality Requires Advanced Retail Pricing Promotion

Retail promotions represent one of the biggest challenges in retail! Deep promotions once reserved for holidays, occur year-round as retailers battle for thrifty discount-trained shoppers. Retailers are driving traffic but often at the expense of margins.  See Wall Street Journal article, The Tricky…

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Transparency Evolves for Retail Pricing Strategy

Retail pricing systems of the last decade espoused transparency but were challenged at delivering. These first-generation price optimization systems delivered science but not fully adapted to retail business process or merchant needs – not an uncommon outcome for any first-generation…

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