Retail

We work with retail organizations to improve return on innovation investment and achieve measurable, sustainable results with industry-specific strategies.

We partner with companies to develop dramatically improved, scalable and sustainable capabilities throughout the merchandise and product development lifecycle in order to become more innovative and differentiated in the market. We do this by developing vision, strategy, justification and roadmaps, operationalizing these strategies into efficient processes and organizations, and enabling them through industry-leading technologies.

Industry Segments

  • Food & Drug
  • General Merchandise
  • Apparel, Footwear & Accessories
  • Hardlines
  • Automotive Parts
  • Direct Retailers
  • Food Services

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Alliances

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  • Texas A&M Center for Retailing Studies Logo
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  • Dassault Systemes Logo
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Article What the Heck IS Innovation in Retail?

Innovation means different things in different industries. Here’s how we think about where innovation occurs in retail, and what’s driving it.
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Video Innoviews on Retail - Isabelle Steiner of Pley

The cost of toys adds up quickly, and the sharing economy trend may be the answer. Isabelle Steiner, Chief Marketing Officer of Pley, discusses how their unique business model helps families save money, reduce clutter and reduce waste.
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Video Innoviews on Retail - Eileen Mockus of Coyuchi

Our homes tell the story of who we are; the things we surround ourselves with represent our view of the world. Eileen Mockus, president and CEO of sustainable home furnishings brand, Coyuchi, discusses the work of creating products that connect…
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Video Innoviews on Retail - Ruth Hartman of Le Tote

“Wait – you rent clothes?” is a question Ruth Hartman often receives. As Chief Merchandising Officer of online fashion rental service, Le Tote, Ruth shares her insights on the importance of good data, gut, and a dedication to curating seamless…
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White Paper Retail Innovation Annual Report - 2015

In the retail industry, innovation happens every day. Our 2015 Annual Report reflects on trends and mega-themes we expect to carry into 2016, while celebrating noteworthy examples of innovation from 2015.
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Article Your Planning Approach is Broken: Five Factors for Integrated Planning Success

The traditional approach to planning, one that is linear and functionally-driven, is broken. Here are the benefits of an Integrated Planning approach, and five factors to keep in mind to set yourself up for success.
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Article Do You Really Have a Private Brand Strategy?

Even retailers with existing private brand programs often don't have a strategy. Here are the eight key elements of a winning private brand strategy.
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Article Top Six Things Every Retail Executive Needs to Know About PLM Transformation

By paying attention to all six of these considerations, retailers are much more likely to maximize the value of their PLM transformation investments. 
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Steve Riordan

Steve Riordan

Retail

George Young

George Young

Food Retail

Mick Broekhof

Mick Broekhof

Retail - Europe