Buying and merchandising is an art form, but balancing the art with automation is a challenge all retail merchandisers face in today's fast-moving market, argues IBM's Danny Bagge.
Peter Charness, SVP and CMO of TXT Retail, assesses the modern retail merchandiser's role, the progress retailer's have made creating a single view of stock, and Fat Face's global strategy.
Retailers have made significant investment in leases and in building up their store networks. These shops must now be merchandised appropriately for modern retailing purposes, argues TXT Retail's CMO Peter Charness.
The Buying & Merchandising Summit, which will take place in London on 22 September 2015, welcomes IBM as a supporting partner.
What does the rise in the contactless payment limit mean for retail, and how is the overall payments landscape shaping up?
James Clark, an ex-retailer turned senior lecturer at London College of Fashion, UAL, discusses modern retailing and why merchandisers' distinct niche role in a business makes them more than just human calculators.
The Buying & Merchandising Summit, which will take place in London on 22 September 2015, welcomes Logility as a supporting partner.
Should retailers concentrate on developing mobile applications or just optimise their websites for smart devices?
Paul Horsfield, Boohoo.com's merchandising director, and Simon Harrow, former digital boss of Kiddicare and Morrisons, will speak at September's Buying & Merchandising Summit.
Sally Beauty's Louise Baker, a confirmed speaker at next month's Buying & Merchandising Summit, says supply chain excellence is more important than it's ever been, with customers dictating how retailers must operate.
The digital skills shortage has been a hot topic for UK businesses in recent weeks. Essential Retail's Ben Sillitoe and Caroline Baldwin discuss its impact in relation to the retail industry.
E-tailers do not have the advantage over traditional retailers when it comes to pure merchandising, argues Net-a-Porter's merchandising and retail director Paul Brennan.