Smart retail in times of change

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  • Allocating resources will be crucial.

  • Smart retailers will invest in people.

Companies are looking for ways to resolve their stock pilling troubles but it could lead to a potential brand degradation. Some are considering giving away stock to large NGOs in markets outside Europe and the USA.

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Thomas O’Connor, senior director analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain practice, explains for The Logistics Point, many brands have more than doubled their storage capacity.

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‘Large organisations are investing in their key suppliers to ensure longevity,’ O’Connor continues. Smaller to medium retailers will struggle the most….

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Thomas is a Senior Director, Analyst, in the Gartner Supply Chain Industries and Programs team, based in Sydney, Australia. He is Gartner’s global lead analyst for retail demand-driven supply chain maturity, performance management and benchmarking initiatives (also supporting Consumer Products), working closely with supply chain executives to drive improved supply chain performance and organizational alignment.

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