Retail companies that are thriving in today’s challenging consumer spending environment are those that are creating true differentiation through innovation.   

Innovation in the Marketplace

Across the marketplace today, retailers are driving innovation via:

  • Merchandise Innovation - bringing innovative new products,  merchandise and services to market
  • Consumer Experience Innovation  - allowing the consumer to shop where, when and how they want to shop
  • Business Model Innovation – introducing new business models, often leveraging advancing technologies trends and solutions

Who We Serve

To drive innovation programs with our clients, Kalypso’s retail practice assists executive leaders from the following functions:

  • Innovation
  • Product Design/Development/Sourcing
  • Store/Retail/Private Label Brands
  • Merchandising
  • Marketing
  • Information Technology

Our Services

Our practice assists our clients to conduct projects to:

  • Develop vision, strategies, justification, direction and roadmaps for innovation related initiatives.
  • Operationalize these strategies into efficient and effective processes and organizations, which improve the speed to market, increase product launch success rates, decrease the per unit product development costs and increases quality and compliance rates.
  • Enable these strategies and processes through industry leading technologies, such as Product & Portfolio Management (PPM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Information Management (PIM) and innovation related business intelligence and analytics.

Industry Focus

Kalypso's retail practice provides services in the following industry segments:

  • Food & drug retailing, including grocers, drug stores and convenience stores
  • General merchandise retailing, including department stores, discount department stores and mass merchants
  • Apparel footwear & accessories retailing, including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories specialty retailers
  • Apparel, footwear & accessories manufacturing & wholesaling, including men’s women’s and children’s clothing, footwear and accessories manufacturers and wholesalers
  • Hardlines retailing, including electronics and appliance stores, home and garden/do it yourself stores, hobby stores, books/movies/video stores, office supply stores
  • Automotive parts retailing, auto parts, accessories and tire stores
  • Direct retailers/marketers, internet, mail order,  and TV direct retailers, multi-level marketers
  • Food services, including quick service restaurants, casual dining restaurants