Retail Trend Reports

THE MARKET IS ASKING NEW QUESTIONS. YOU NEED NEW ANSWERS.

Our reports feature a roundup of insight on innovation and best practices from Quantum Retail and an intelligent collection of the most successful retailers, analysts, media and industry news sources today.

Retail Trend Reports and Resources

Drapers Supply Chain Report with Quantum Retail

Drapers Supply Chain Report in Association with Quantum Retail and Kerry Logistics

There is no debate that supply chain has always been important. Having product in stock with as high a margin as possible is the basic foundation of business. Yet in today’s market, supply chain has emerged as a key component for brands and retailers to achieve their business goals.

This report confirms the changing mindset towards the supply chain. It is no longer an afterthought, there to fix and correct things. It is now key in meeting customer demand profitably across the channels and the globe.

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2013 Retail Outlook Report

2013 Retail Outlook Report

Although the retail industry has seen better days, retailers are adamant to turn the recession around and use all the tools and solutions available to become the greatest. That’s why we’ve written the 2013 Retail Outlook. This report will highlight the pros and cons of the 2013-year and what you can expect of the months ahead. It will cover everything from the U.S. economy to those of emerging markets, the omnichannel phenomenon and in-store tech trends, lessons from the best and the worst in retail, and social media must-haves. Look out 2013 – retail is making a comeback.

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Retail Sciences Report – Series 1

As competition develops and challenges arise, retailers have found themselves asking questions without answers. In this report we will identify the key questions being asked and how you can find the answers quickly and effortlessly with Retail Sciences. The Retail Sciences Report – Series 1 will address purchasing and distributing by size, retail space allocations, the different types of clustering, assortment planning, and tem relationships and product affinities.

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Retail Sciences Report – Series 2

As competition develops and challenges arise, retailers have found themselves asking questions without answers. In this report we will identify the key questions being asked and how you can find the answers quickly and effortlessly with Retail Sciences. This Retail Sciences Report will address making future buys by quantities, which promotions are worth repeating, how to optimize pack configurations, markdown strategy and optimization, and allocating new products.

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2012 Retail Outlook Report

Having spent the past 18 months recovering from the economic headwinds, retailers can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The journey won’t be easy, though. This report will give a look forward at what the 2012-year has in store for the retail industry from the global economy and the weather to the empowered consumer and omnichannel supply chains. 2012 will be the year of transformation; here’s what to expect.

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2011 Retail Analysts in Review Report

Featuring a review of six of the top analysts’ predictions from across retail verticals discussing what trends were on track and just what happened in the 2011-year.

Analysts include:

Deborah Weinswig of Citigroup: Retailers that took advantage of technology. Retailers discussed: Macy’s, CVS, JC Penney, and Lowe’s.
Marie Driscoll of Standard & Poor’s
: 10 retail trends from international growth to coupon use. Retailers discussed: Abercrombie & Fitch, Tiffany, OfficeMax, and Nordstrom.
Liz Dunn of FBR Capital Markets:
Struggles and successes through the eyes of four different retailers. Retailers discussed: American Eagle, JC Penney, lululemon, and Chico’s.
Meredith Adler of Barclays Capital
: Room for growth in supermarkets, the discount sector, and the new level of pharmacy. Retailers discussed: Whole Foods, Winn Dixie, Supervalu, Kroger, Safeway, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Big Lots, Walgreens, Duane Reed, and Drugstore.com.
Charles Grom of JPMorgan Chase:
Increasing gas prices and commodities and the affects on retail. Retailers discussed: Wal-Mart, Costco Wholesale, Target, and Macy’s.
Matthew Fassler of Goldman Sachs:
New focuses and growth opportunities for the specialty retail sector. Retailers discussed: Best Buy, Radio Shack, OfficeMax, Staples, Office Depot, Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and AutoZone.

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Handling Hardlines Optimization Report

There was a time when it was enough to have individual store managers make the decisions of which products to carry and how much to order. As hardlines retailers have grown, their offerings have become more elaborate and competition has become more sophisticated. In this report, you will learn the most innovative practices to retail merchandising related to the following topics: clustering, localization, SKU rationalization, seasonal profiling, long term forecasting, and replenishment practices in order to optimize  your hardlines business.

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Fashion Forward Merchandising Report

The market is asking new questions. You need new answers. In this report, you will learn the most innovative practices to retail merchandising related to the following topics: clustering, localization, size & pack optimization, allocation, business intelligence, multichannel retail strategies, multi-level distribution, and insights on smart new technology for profit-seeking fashion practices.

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2011 Retail Analyst Predictions Report

Featuring six of the top analysts’ predictions from across retail verticals for a unique look at what is to come in 2011.

Analysts and retailers discussed include:

Deborah Weinswig, of Citigroup discussing retail tech trends, CVS, Home Depot, JCPenney, Macy’s, Wal-Mart, Fedex
Marie Driscoll, of Standard & Poor’s
discussing 10 Trends for 2011, Abercrombie & Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tiffany, Coach, Urban Outfitters, VF Corp, Macy’s, Amazon.com, Disney, Apple
Liz Dunn, of FBR Capital Markets
discussing American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, JCPenney, Lululemon, Chico’s, Soma, Kohl’s
Meredith Adler, of Barclays Capital
discussing Whole Foods Market, Supervalu, Kroger, Safeway, Winn-Dixie, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Big Lots, Duane Reade/Walgreens
Charles Grom, of JPMorgan Chase
discussing food and gas price increases, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, 99 Cents Only, Walmart, Costco, Target, Macy’s
Matthew Fassler, of Goldman Sachs
discussing Best Buy, Radio Shack, OfficeMax, Borders, Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, Lowe’s, AutoZone

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2011 Retail Outlook Report

Featuring retail trends, innovation and best practices for 2011. With insight from the National Retail Federation, RIS News, Centre for Retail Research, Retail Sails, Reuters, Forbes, KPMG, AlixPartners, Bloomberg News, Limited Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, Lululemon, Brooks Brothers, Borders, Blockbuster, and more.

KEY TOPICS:

  • A look back at 2010: The year of restructuring
  • Looking forward at 2011: The year of renewed confidence
  • US/UK Retail Outlook for 2011: Key priorities, concerns, focus
  • Retail predictions
  • How to keep up with the complex new retail landscape
  • Best practices
  • Retailers on the endangered list

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2010 Strategic Retail Innovation Report

Featuring retail trends, innovation and best practices for 2010. With insight from the National Retail Federation, Best Buy, Wet Seal, Barron’s, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, The Harvard Business Review and more.

KEY TOPICS:

  • 2010 Retail Outlook: Kohl’s, Nordstrom, Home Depot lead innovation
  • Developing a Strategic Plan for Mobile Commerce, E-Commerce and Social Media
  • Customer Centricity: Adapting to the new consumer
  • Retail Synthesization: Turning Data into Actionable Knowledge

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2010 Fashion Management Optimization Report

Featuring process optimization and best practices for fashion retailers. Learn how to develop a strategic plan for your business to get a competitive advantage in the industry.

KEY TOPICS:

  • Size & Pack Optimization: Learning from localized demand
  • Assortment & Range Planning: Asking the overlooked questions, 5 tips to optimize planning
  • Allocation: Seeking profit, 4-part guide for creating a hold-back strategy
  • Replenishment: Stock smart – 5 tips to avoid markdowns

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2010 Grocery Retail Innovation Report

Featuring grocery trends, innovation, and best practices for 2010. With insight from Walmart, A&P, The Food Marketing Institute, Brand Week, Retail Merchandiser, and more.

KEY TOPICS:

  • 2010 Grocery Retail Outlook: Trends, tips, and technology to optimize planning
  • Process Integration: Integrating perishable and non-perishable supply chain systems
  • Customer Centricity: Creating a localized supply chain
  • Precision Inventory: How to target products based on consumer buying behavior

 

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