Retail’s BIG Show 2014

NRF Convention & Expo - Retail's Big Show 2014NRF 103rd Annual Convention & Expo

NRF’s Annual Convention & EXPO earned the nickname “Retail’s BIG Show” years ago and because the name was so appropriate, it stuck. Today, Retail’s BIG Show is NRF’s flagship industry event held annually in New York City. The four day event offers unparalleled education, collegial networking, and an enormous EXPO Hall full of technologies and solutions.

After more than a century, Retail’s BIG Show is still the place – the only place – where you can see and experience all things Retail. It is truly one-stop-shopping for industry professionals from the around the world.

Visit Quantum Retail in booth 3655 at Retail’s BIG Show 2014, in the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York,  January 13 and 14!

BT Retail Week Technology Awards 2013 

RW Tech Awards

Technology touches almost every aspect of a retailer’s business. It’s embraced by retailers who realize the potential it has, from operational improvements to understanding customer behavior to optimizing inventory. That’s why Quantum Retail couldn’t be more excited to once again sponsor the BT Retail Week Technology Awards on June 19, 2013 at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.

With some of the biggest names in retail amongst the finalist, the panel of expert judges will find the task of selecting the ultimate winners very challenging. The nine judges include retail and technology experts Paul Coby, director of IT at John Lewis; Andy Harding, director of e-commerce at House of Fraser; and Sienne Veit, head of mobile at Morrisons.

It goes without saying that technology provides significant advancements for retailers especially within the supply chain. The Quantum Retail Supply Chain of Excellence Award will prove just that. Nominated for this year’s award are: Costco Wholesale, Debenhams, O2, O’Neill, Shop Direct Group and the Jacques Vert Group.

Well done and best of luck to all of those shortlisted.

To arrange a meeting before or after the awards ceremony, please contact Gary Copping at

Citi Research’s “52 Weeks of Retail Technology”

Quantum Retail Technology is pleased to announce that Greg Wilson, VP of field strategy at Quantum, will be presenting at Citi Research’s “52 Weeks of Retail Technology” conference call series hosted by Deborah Weinswig on May 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. CST.

Greg’s presentation will emphasize the importance of retailers knowing their goals as they are trying to achieve specific objectives and how that is especially true for effective inventory management and optimization. He will discuss how retailers can achieve consistent profitable revenue growth by understanding how best to move inventory to support selling while also understanding weaknesses inherent in demand forecasts. During his call, Greg will discuss the challenges of today’s retail environment including competition, omnichannel and showrooming. He will also highlight how the outdated technologies that are still prevalent in inventory fulfillment impede retailers from overcoming these challenges

Greg is constantly looking at how new technology can make retailers more effective. He has over 25 years of retail industry experience – 15 of those years spent as a retailer with half of that time in merchandising roles and the other half in designing, developing and implementing solutions in planning, allocation, replenishment and logistic spaces. Greg understands the operating environments and business challenges retailers face. He brings all of this and more to his critical role with Quantum in which he determines how Quantum’s solutions can improve a retailer’s processes and addresses challenges to ultimately make them more successful and profitable.

More information HERE

RIS Retail Technology Conference 2013

“Great opportunity to share retail best practices, learn from those at the leading edge of the retail technology curve, meet new potential technology partners and to have fun at the same time.”

- Director, Golfsmith

Each year the Retail Technology Conference creates an event with presentations and workshops that feature speakers from the top retail brand names in the country as well as great opportunities to explore today’s top technology innovators. Quantum Retail will be sponsoring this year’s Conference. Set for April 10-12 at the Omni ChampionsGate hotel in Orlando, Florida, the RTC Conference combines a premier executive setting with an agenda focused on strategic retail business and technology imperatives.

View the full agenda HERE

Retail Week Live

Retail Week Live 2013

Aside from the fact that the Quantum team in Minneapolis gets to head to London for this event, we get to learn, share and discuss our favorite topic: retail. We’ll be joining hundreds of retail professionals at the Hilton London Metropole, March 14-15, 2013, for the UK’s top retail event. There will be exclusive foresight of retail in 2020 with knowledge from leading retailers, expert speakers, reports and case studies showing ideas, innovation and insight on:

  • driving profits and market share
  • building effective relationships
  • tackling the omnichannel phenomenon (you’ll find us at this session!)
  • embracing the technology-driven marketplace
  • how to engage the customer of the future.

With more speakers, more networking and more interactivity than ever before, we couldn’t be more excited to a part of this year’s event. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@quantumretail) for live tweets and photos from the conference. Sign up for the Profit Lab Blog too for insider access to blog posts on the event.

Wondering what you missed? Read our recap and view photos HERE

RetailConnections 2013 Business Executive Summit

Retail never sleeps and neither do we. Just as the buzz from NRF’s BIG Show calms down, Quantum Retail will be jetting off to Miami for the RetailConnections 2013 Business Executive Summit, one of the most prestigious Summits in the industry. Held February 24-26, 2013 at the Turnberry Hotel and Resort in Aventura, the event brings together top retail executives for 2 days of learning, sharing and exploring all things retail. Top topics for this year’s Summit include omnichannel, customer engagement, merchandising, advanced analytics, and innovation. Quantum Retail is proud to sponsor the Business Summit to continue to build on our growth and leadership within the industry; we’re ready to help inspire new relationships, engagements and best practices. Quantum Retail will be in great company with executives coming from retailers such as Express, Target, Helzberg Diamonds and Walgreens. Are you attending? Let us know! We’d love to meet with you.

Want to learn more? Visit the event’s page HERE

Drapers Fashion Summit 2012

Where the fashion elite gather to learn, share and debate the future of the industry, from business and economic trends, to success strategies for growth.

“The Drapers Fashion Summit will this year welcome some of the biggest names in the business for what will be an agenda-setting date in the fashion calendar and a must-attend for all senior decision makers.”

-Caroline Nodder, editor in chief, Drapers

Quantum Retail is proud to be a part of such an exciting event and an even more exciting time for the retail industry. Join us as we showcase at the Drapers Fashion Summit on November 21, 2012 at the May Fair Hotel in London where you can gain comprehensive and exclusive insight on how to stay ahead of the game in a changing, complex environment. We’ll be sharing retail technology tools and solutions to some of fashion’s most challenging problems, and the answers to today’s difficult supply chain and inventory questions. It’s time to embrace the next era of retail. Visit our stand to learn how:

  • New Look transformed its initial allocation to increase gross margin by 4%
  • Tally Weijl are reducing markdown spend by 20% per year
  • Nordstrom are tackling initial allocations to improve customer service

If you’re at the Summit, don’t forget to stop by! Want to meet before or after the event? Contact Wyndham Albery at or +44 797 3187 940. Make sure to sign up for The Profit Lab for even more retail news, advice and best practices straight to your inbox. 

Retail Week Technology Summit 2012

Quantum Retail is attending the Retail Week Technology Summit in London, are you? Join us in discussing the latest technology solutions and tools built to drive innovation and efficiency and to improve the customer experience. Quantum Retail will be speaking on vital retail issues and how technology can help retailers to overcome these challenges. The Retail Week Technology Summit is a cross-retail event that brings together the latest technology and strategies with senior European IT executives. Held September 25-26 at the Park Plaza Victoria London, the Summit focuses on helping retailers learn what’s new, what’s working, and what’s worth the investment in retail technology.

Meet with us!

Are you planning on attending the Summit? Let us know! We’d love the chance to connect. Retailers interested in learning more about next generation technology and discovering what keeps Quantum’s customers ahead of the competition can schedule a meeting by contacting Wyndham Albery at or +44-797-3178-940. Stay posted for more updates on this event.

Learn more about the Retail Week Technology Summit HERE

BT Retail Week Technology Awards 2012

Last night’s BT Retail Week Technology Awards featured some of the biggest names in retail. The evening was a major success honoring guests from across the industry at the Lancaster London Hotel. Joanna Perry, special projects editor at Retail Week, said of the evening, The structural changes taking place in our industry at the moment are giving technology a new higher-profile. In the past few years I’ve seen IT go from being thought of as a necessary cost to an enabler of change and a creator of new business opportunities. Everyone in the room – retailers and suppliers – are playing their part in this transformation. Whether you are a winner tonight or not, you should be proud of what you are achieving. Now really is your time to shine.” Quantum Retail was pleased to present the Quantum Retail Supply Chain Excellence Award to Argos for its multi location program. Other top winners included Sainsbury’s, H&M, and Carphone Warehouse.

Watch Quantum announce the winner of the Quantum Retail Supply Excellence Award HERE

Quantum Retail would like to thank BT Retail Week Technology Awards and congratulate all those that participated in last night’s event.

See the full list of winners HERE

NRF’s BIG Show 2012

Quantum Retail will be exhibiting at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) BIG Show in booth #671, January 15-18, 2012. This year’s event is expected to draw 22,000 retail professionals offering more industry leadership, more opportunities to connect, and more retail technology and solutions.

Next generation technology

Quantum Retail will unveil the newest version of its award winning retail inventory management platform. Quantum’s dynamic engine, Q, is designed to deliver retail industry solutions that consistently increase top line and bottom line results.

Make tomorrow’s decisions today

Q is always learning and constantly adapting to the changing conditions of the retail industry. Q offers achieved and measured results across multiple dimensions and the entire range of retail sub verticals anywhere from food to fashion. Quantum offers short implementation schedules and rapid return on investment.

Prepare for a future you cannot clearly describe

Quantum’s booth with feature information and education with conversations from current customers, and presentations from Quantum’s industry experts and thought leaders. There will be interactive, live demo stations, Q case studies, client success stories, and proactive discussions on “new school” retail practices throughout the exhibition.

Discover the right tool

Quantum invites retailers and other attendees to visit them at the expo. Retailers interested in discovering what keep Quantum’s customers ahead of the competition and learning about next generation technology can schedule a one-on-one meeting by contacting Wyatt Wood at or 612-396-8992. Journalists and industry analysts may schedule a briefing with senior Quantum Retail executives by contacting Sarah Hennen at or 651-492-9884. View our press kit HERE

NRF’s BIG Show 2011: 100 years

Quantum Retail will be exhibiting at the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) Big Show in booth 2837, located in the Big Show’s Customer Experience and Mobile Pavilion.

Award-winning system

At the Big Show, Quantum Retail will showcase the newest version of its award-winning retail inventory management system. Quantum Retail’s dynamic engine, Q, optimizes and automates retail processes related to localized forecasting and advanced order planning, allocation and replenishment, and assortment and range planning.

Proven intelligence

Through a deep understanding of item behavior and merchandise roles, goals, and strategies, Q has proven results in the whole range of retail subverticals from hardlines and fast fashion to grocery and general merchandise, Quantum offers short implementation schedules and quick return on investment. Recent upgrades have included multi supply chain support, eCommerce integration, and enhanced order planning and forecasting capabilities.

For a new era of retail

Quantum’s booth will feature client presentations and success stories, Q case studies, white papers and resources as well as live demo stations. There will also be an educational component to Quantum’s booth, discussing what differentiates “new school” retail practices, as well as informational presentations with Quantum customers and industry experts throughout the exhibition.

Meet with us!

Retailers wanting to optimize their business strategies and better compete in the new retail landscape can arrange a meeting with Quantum during the Big Show. Interested retailers can schedule a meeting by contacting Wyatt Wood at or 651-699-6875. Journalists and industry analysts may schedule a briefing with senior Quantum Retail executives by contacting Dan Brown of Mulberry Marketing at or 415-439-8357.

NRF’s BIG Show 2010

Quantum Retail had a successful turnout at NRF’s Big Show 2010 Exhibited in Booth: 2359, Green Pavilion Quantum held more than 75 meetings with innovative retailers, press and analysts. WHAT HAPPENED: 1. MEETINGS with our top executives and founders, including Vicki Raport, one of nine women selected nationally for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women Award and Chris Allan, who was recently interviewed by Chain Store Age. 2. DISCUSSIONS about our Agile Customer Experience™ (ACE) Implementation Methodology – that starts delivering value and performance visibility in as little as 6-8 weeks of beginning an engagement. 3. INFORMATION about how our products chase the profit for you and optimize your business strategies so you can better compete in the new retail landscape. 4. SIGHTS several live demo stations showed off the Q Platform to give retailers a glimpse of how Q can manage all of your stores and channels at as detailed a level as you would manage one store. 5. ANNOUNCEMENTS of who our new customers are. Check out our blog for photos and live posts from the show floor: HERE