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Everything You Need to Know About Product Syndication

Analysts predict that we are staring down the barrel of a recession in 2023. Consumer spending is beginning to slow. Mainstream PLM software can’t prevent the overstocks on apparel and seasonal items, and understocks on essentials that have become par for the course. Major department …

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NRF Retail’s Big Show 2023 Wrap Up

In his keynote presentation,  NRF President Matthew Shay said, "the Big Show has become a technology show." That’s because, in the years to come, strategic technology investments will enable retailers to serve their customers in new ways. We got a preview of some of the transformation …

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Electronics Categories to Watch for Spring 2023

Electronics store sales are bouncing back. Global inflation, production and shipping delays, and lockdowns led to last year’s sales slump. After decreasing by 21.1% in 2022, the global market for consumer electronics is predicted to reach $723.6 billion in 2023. That’s a 31.9% increas …

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PLM Solutions Drive Sales for Spring 2023

Bad data is not a victimless “crime.” It leads to faulty inventory predictions and internal errors. These errors lead to over assortment and, when too much inventory sits on retail shelves, discounting becomes a necessity –– leading to reduced margins. Trend responsiveness on new styl …

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PLM, ERP, CRM, PIM … Oh My! Demystifying Retail Software Terminology

Retail software terminology is much like the Wild West. There isn’t legislation around what software providers call themselves. The applications of most software solutions extend far beyond the umbrella term or acronym used to refer to them. This can make it challenging to identify th …

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