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Retail industry: April sales show modest growth, according to Commerce and NRF data
May 16, 2011
Data published this week by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) shows that retail sales are still in a modest growth pattern.
April retail sales show modest growth, according to Commerce and NRF data
May 13, 2011
April retail sales, which include non-general merchandise like automobiles, gasoline, and restaurants, were $389.4 billion for a 0.5 percent increase from March and a 7.6 percent increase compared to April 2010, according to Commerce data. Commerce said that total retail sales from February through April were up 8.1 percent annually.
Aldata’s focus on traceability
March 23, 2011
Aldata, has developed a multi-modal voice recognition and bar code scanning solution “to cover the mandates.”
Intelligrated and Swisslog announce strategic alliance
March 15, 2011
Alliance offers highly integrated comprehensive automated material handling solutions for food, beverage and retail markets
RFID item-level growth increasing in retail sector
February 7, 2011
According to a recent report from ABI Research, RFID item-level tagging is being deployed very rapidly in apparel and footwear markets.
RedPrairie finalizes SofTechnics acquisition
January 10, 2011
Supply chain software provider RedPrairie said it has finalized its acquisition of SofTechnics, a provider of retail enterprise services.
Casebook 2011: Urban Outfitters’ supply chain makeover
January 10, 2011
Fashion outfitter improves productivity and collaboration with trading partners.
RedPrairie acquires SofTechnics
January 10, 2011
The acquisition adds mobility-enabled store inventory and price management, intelligent store ordering, direct-store delivery and master data management to RedPrairie’s solution set.
Casebook 2011: Elgiganten optimizes order fulfillment
January 6, 2011
Integrated voice-directed picking brings high-tech solution to direct-to-customer distribution for electronics retailer.
Pick-to-light improves productivity for Delta Galil
December 15, 2010
Pick-to-light technology increases productivity and picking accuracy for global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality apparel.
Retail deployment pushes RFID 2011 revenue growth over 16%
November 22, 2010
According to ABI Research, the industry is seeing continued strong growth potential in RFID markets worldwide
RFID: Retailers and manufacturers announce joint effort to advance use of item-level RFID
November 1, 2010
Members of Item Level RFID Initiative releases plans to guide adoption of RFID technology in retail.
Business news: NRF calls for 2.3% gain in holiday sales
October 7, 2010
Recent projections from the National Retail Federation indicate that 2010 holiday retail sales will hit $447.1 billion.
International Data Corporation announces new initiatives and expanded coverage
August 26, 2010
IDC Retail Insights launches research initiatives in retail merchandise strategies;
IDC Manufacturing Insights expands coverage in product lifecycle management technology. Seasoned research analysts join team to extend coverage areas.
Retail sales show slight increases, according to Commerce and NRF
August 13, 2010
A sputtering economy received a small dose of good news, with retail sales showing gains in July, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).