Analysis: Big-box retailers think clusters

06/12/2006 | HBS Working Knowledge

Wal-Mart Stores and other big-box retailers have learned that localization and standardization must strike the perfect balance for the retailer to be successful. The clustering strategy has worked for these retailers because grouping items by association simplifies decisions, protects economies of scale and enables manageable, modular operations that capture most of the benefits of customization.

View Full Article in:

HBS Working Knowledge

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Retail

Job Title Company Location
DMM
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc
Union, New Jersey
Financial Reporting Manager
Neiman Marcus
Irving, Texas
Merchandise Coordinator
Neiman Marcus
Irving, Texas
Compensation Manager Sam's Club
Walmart
Bentonville, Arkansas
Associate Manager - Inventory Strategy
ANN INC.
New York, New York