by Dan O’Brien Host: Steve Katz
By Ben Chamberlain
This article examines how the retail industry can embrace new technologies, deploy innovative business intelligence tools, and train employees to drive successful outcomes during this transitional period in retail’s evolution.
By Raymundo Armendariz
This article explores the popularity of third-party selling on Amazon and the operational challenges being faced by businesses that are on a mission to acquire and drive profitable returns from many of today’s most successful e-commerce sellers.
By Stephen D’Aquila
This article examine microeconomic forces influencing jewelry performance and provides thoughts on recommended lender monitoring and considerations relative to procurement, inventories and net orderly liquidation value (NOLV) in the current market.
By Kyle Sawyer
This article examines rapid growth in the resale segment of the retail apparel market and how factors including consumers’ heightened focus on sustainability and retailers’ desire to find a path to participation are shaping the road ahead.
By Ray Armendariz
In this article we take a look at how off-price retailers are working within their own organizations to overcome supply chain constraints as well as the important role that innovative, strategic partner solutions are playing in assisting those businesses to stay the course in the current environment.
By Dan Ginsberg and Charvi Gupta
In this article we provide an overview of a recent engagement to illustrate how companies can address and overcome inhibiting supply chain and distribution challenges to drive value creation opportunities.
By Dominick Keefe and Tim Anderson
In this article, we take a look at the current state of the supply chain and the challenges it is causing for retailers as the lingering effects of COVID-19 are amplified ahead of the 2021 holiday shopping season.
By Ian Fredericks, David Peress and Doug Jung
Prior to 2017, the largest number of retail stores to close in any given year occurred during the financial crisis in 2008. That changed in 2017, the first year of the oft described “retail apocalypse”, and new records have been set in every subsequent year but for 2018, which fell just shy of 2008’s number. Indeed, so many stores closed in 2019 that many industry experts didn’t believe 2020 would be able to surpass that high-water mark. But, with the help of COVID-19, 2020 set another record with over 11,000 closures.
By Marc Caplan and Raymundo Armendariz
In this article we examine the current state of retail inventories and how a continued, pervasive environment of uncertainty is likely to impact the disposition of merchandise into the off-price market moving forward. We also take a look at how alternative strategies and creativity in monetizing these inventory assets can play an important role in providing the liquidity needed by many retailers and manufacturers during this unprecedented period.