Diving into the opportunities available with personalized email marketing, Rieva Lesonsky explains how a small-business owner can get started. Consider using dynamic pricing, tapping into behavioral targeting and time-based offers, and providing live inventory alerts.
With the popularity of their online kids clothing store soaring, Randi Shearer and her husband, Brett, have opened a retail outlet for Jubilee's Boutique. Shearer plans to expand, and she has transformed a section of the store into a play area for kids.
Students can make the most of the NRF Foundation Student Program this January by applying for job and internship opportunities before they meet with recruiters at the Career Fair. Register by Dec. 20.
A year ago, Alex Garcia was incarcerated. With the help of RISE Up, the NRF Foundation's training and credential program, and Goodwill's Glendale, Calif., location, Alex turned his life around. Recently, Alex was promoted at Goodwill. This is his story.
Construction workwear and gear manufacturer Atlas 46 has grown exponentially since its founding five years ago, with revenue increasing over 4,000% from 2015 to 2019 and the number of employees jumping from three to 150. The St. Louis area company is launching a "work to weekend" line that will compete with Duluth Holdings, Carhartt and similar companies.
Fresh foods are taking up more space in grocery stores, but sales are not keeping up, even with greater customer demand, according to a Deloitte report. Manufacturers and retailers need to understand the different types of consumers who buy fresh foods, spend more on technology and improve supply chain management and store operations to generate more revenue from this category, the report says.
The recently ended General Motors strike hurt overall US industrial production and manufacturing output in October, according to the Federal Reserve. Vehicle and auto parts manufacturing dropped by 7.1%, contributing to a 0.6% decrease in manufacturing output and a 0.8% drop in industrial production.
Manufacturers can protect industrial internet of things and supervisory control and data acquisition systems from cyberattacks by using managed security service providers that provide alerts to IT staff, writes Chris Jordan. One option is security information and event management systems, which can work alongside SCADA systems "to increase efficiency and protect sensitive information," Jordan writes.
Autonomous mobile robots are being used in warehouses to make humans more productive rather than replace them, Roberto Michel writes. At Lockheed Martin, workers have formed a close connection with the robots, which assist with order picking and make it more efficient.
Procurement operations that have long relied on Excel spreadsheets should consider newer software options that use machine learning to better analyze data, Craig Guillot writes. "Excel can be easily customized and offers many benefits, but its lack of integration, collaborative features and real-time capabilities limit its potential in today's digital supply chain," he writes.