Newsletter | November 15, 2017

11.15.17 -- Walmart Going All In On E-Commerce To Better Compete With Amazon

 
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Why Retail Really Needs Effective Employee Engagement
 
Guest Column | By Bulent Osman, StaffConnect

Retail has a problem with employee engagement with nearly 35 percent of retail employees feeling disengaged. This is a big problem since, when an organization keeps people engaged, they have lower turnover, higher sales, and higher customer metrics.

Walmart Going All In On E-Commerce To Better Compete With Amazon
 
Article | By Christine Kern, contributing writer

Walmart expects digital to make up 40 percent of total salesthis year and in light of that — and to better compete with Amazon — has kicked its e-commerce efforts into high gear.

Retail Supply Chain Insights
How To Avoid The Black Friday Blues
 
Article | By OPEX Corporation

The holiday rush is quickly approaching, and if last year is any indicator of what's ahead, retail sales are about to skyrocket. Many retailers will see big spikes in sales orders along with an increase in first-time shoppers on their e-commerce sites. Timely, accurate fulfillment will go a long way in turning these new customers into repeat customers who become loyal to your brand.

Is Packaging The Magic Ingredient To Your Global Supply Chain?
 
White Paper | By More from Less

Forward thinking businesses are taking control and accepting responsibility for their packaging in order to elevate it from an ‘unwanted cost' to a value driving innovation, focused and committed to value creation as opposed to blind cost reduction.

3 Reasons To Consider A Cross-Border Marketplace Strategy
 
Article | By Jon Kapplow, Pitney Bowes

A strong marketplace e-commerce strategy is especially important for brands that are entering new markets for the first time. Here are three reasons why.

CPG Distribution Services: Lean On 3PLs To Compete And Win
 
Article | By Alex Stark, Kane Is Able

When it comes to pricing, promotion, and consumer goods distribution services, the pinch that brands have felt from retailers in recent years is only getting tighter. As retailers themselves feel pressure to lower prices and offer service upgrades to remain competitive against e-commerce giants like Amazon, that pressure is passed down to their already-stretched suppliers.

In Case You Missed It
 
Article | By Christine Kern, contributing writer

Walmart has actively been adjusting its strategies to make its company leaner, more efficient, and more omni-channel friendly. As part of this move, the chain has announced a new merchandising services program that reduces to five the number of companies that can manage supplier displays and other services across its 4,600 store fleet.

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