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Mar 6, 2023   |  By Sivakumar Lakshmanan
Among the highlights of our most recent retail trade event appearances—NRF in New York and RILA LINK in Orlando—were our well-received feature presentations, spotlighting one of our major success stories among national retailers, our partnership with Walgreens.
Feb 21, 2023   |  By Parth Thakker
While it’s fair to say there’s plenty of disagreement among many issues these days, most consumers—across all income levels—generally agree on something: a sense of pessimism surrounding our current economy. So says the Index of Consumer Sentiment, a widely regarded metric from the Surveys of Consumers, as tabulated by the University of Michigan.
Feb 20, 2023   |  By Stefano Alberti
During our very worthwhile appearance at NRF just a few weeks ago, quite a few questions from visitors to our booth revolved around the ongoing challenges affecting retail replenishment. Nobody needs to belabor the problem—our post-pandemic economy is still plagued by unwieldy supply chain disruptions, leaving retail customers regularly disappointed with empty shelves—leaving them little choice but to consider competing stores (or online options) for everyday items they rely upon.
Feb 3, 2023   |  By David Hawkings, SVP EMEA
When engaging retailers in discussions about AI-driven lifecycle pricing solutions, there are usually two types of decision makers. The first are senior decision makers, namely CFOs who need strategic control and visibility of business performance and operations. They also have the budget needed to make investment decisions. While focused on business efficiency and margin, they may approach decision making differently, with a greater focus on strategic control and visibility.
Jan 30, 2023   |  By Antuit Insights
One highlight of NRF 2023 was our well-received co-presentation with Walgreens Group VP Andy Kettlewell, joining our CEO, Sivakumar Lakshmanan to discuss Walgreens’ landmark AI demand planning transformation—serving 9 million daily customers’ health and wellness needs across almost 9,000 stores nationwide.
Dec 14, 2022   |  By Jasneet Kohli
For those outside the grocery industry, direct store delivery (DSD) is a distribution model used by manufacturers/CPGs that entails delivering products directly to retail store shelves. This model is extremely conducive for perishable food categories. During your typical grocery shopping, you may notice that store employees these days do relatively little replenishment in the aisles.
Oct 26, 2022   |  By Vinay Chaturvedi
Shopping—as we once knew it—has changed forever. And with it, the art and science of providing the right product at the right place and time has become even more complicated for retailers everywhere. In an ever-competitive retail landscape, customers—often impatient with chronic out-of-stocks and other supply chain disruptions—now expect shopping experiences that are more unified, personalized, and address their immediate needs.
Oct 18, 2022   |  By Mark Schwans
A replenishment system's purpose is to place the right amount of inventory at the right place at the right time. It's a basic problem yet requires complex execution. Over the years, product explosion, location additions and contractions, omnichannel shopping, and fulfillment option expansion have made replenishment challenging.
Oct 12, 2022   |  By Antuit Insights
On the one-year anniversary of’s acquisition by Zebra Technologies, our CEO, Sivakumar Lakshmanan joins Suresh Menon, Zebra’s SVP and General Manager for Software Solutions on a special edition of Zebra’s Your Edge Podcast.
Oct 6, 2022   |  By Mark Schwans
A New Season NFL Football season is upon us. And while I get to spend several hours watching my favorite team, my colleagues at Zebra MotionworksTM are revving up their analysis and insights as "The Official On-Field Player-Tracking Provider" of the NFL. As a fan, I'm amazed by all the information from tracking technology. Besides being cool, it captures data points that weren't even possible before and provides detailed views of players' health and performance.
Jan 27, 2023   |  By
One highlight of NRF 2023 was our well-received co-presentation with Walgreens Group VP Andy Kettlewell, joining our CEO, Sivakumar Lakshmanan to discuss Walgreens’ landmark AI demand planning transformation—serving 9 million daily customers’ health and wellness needs across almost 9,000 stores nationwide.
Dec 8, 2022   |  By
In the ever-competitive drugstore space, Walgreens knows challenging the status quo is essential to continue providing excellent shopping experiences for an average of 8 million customers every day—and retain 95 million loyalty club members. Moving beyond outmoded direct marketing and price promotions, they’ve turned to AI-powered demand planning solutions to reimagine inventory, finance, and replenishment across 9,000 store locations and
Jul 7, 2022   |  By
PacSun Co-CEO Michael Relich and CIO Shirley Gao discuss’s pivotal role in keeping pace with Amazon and pandemic supply/delivery challenges: optimized omnichannel inventory distribution and AI/ML-powered markdown strategies—faster sell-through at higher margins.
Jul 7, 2022   |  By
The start of the holiday shopping season can mean a 600% spike in omnichannel sales. See how PacSun relies upon solutions to efficiently allocate inventory among its 300+ stores, as well as streamline fulfillment of online orders—creating happy customers at lower costs.
Jul 7, 2022   |  By
Any successful omnichannel strategy relies upon leveraging data. See how has enabled PacSun to right-size inventory and reduce costs across the shopping experience—in-store sales, ‘BOPUS’, and ship-from-store.
Dec 14, 2021   |  By
What do you get when you put a CEO, CTO, and two industry leading experts on a call together? Insights. Retail has been struggling mightily to overcome many challenges in consumer behaviors, supply chains, and inflation. Technology is helping overcome these challenges and provide solutions that benefit the customer.
Oct 28, 2021   |  By
Product Pricing Isn’t Hocus Pocus. . . Scott Weitzman sits down with Alex Barnes to discuss what exactly Revenue Growth Management is, how it works, and why now is the most important time to focus on consumer retention. As Scott learns, this is not just some magical system that makes prices, but rather something that allows CPG companies to understand their consumers better and help meet them at the shelves.
Oct 13, 2021   |  By
Stop letting demand fluctuations and disruptions ruin your business. It’s what it’s all about in the supply chain, modern challenges call for modern solutions. Demand Forecasting is becoming the norm for retailers and CPG companies, providing a unified view of demand is how the future of managing demand is changing.
Sep 30, 2021   |  By
Everything starts with data, but the answer lies within what you do with that data. We look to better understand how Demand Modeling Studio allows data scientist the freedom to not only be creative but also organize workflows within this new platform. the leader in AI-powered solutions for Forecasting and Merchandising, empowering world-class retailers, and consumer products companies to digitally transform their businesses and achieve substantial business results.
Sep 21, 2021   |  By
Omnichannel shopping is straining retailers, challenging old methodologies, hampering fulfillment, and depleting margins. What can be done? Omnichannel-aware is about positioning inventory intelligently, within your DC and store network, to be closest to the customer to enable fulfilling demand in-store, curbside or delivered to home in the most profitable way while meeting and exceeding service level expectations.
Feb 3, 2023   |  By
Out of stocks and overstocks cripple retailers' businesses. Fifty nine percent of consumers report that they leave stores due to empty shelves - and this is only a small part of the problem. What is the financial cost to retailers? How is it impacting customer retention? And what is working and not working to solve these issues?
Feb 3, 2023   |  By
Anticipating demand provides substantial financial benefits through better planning, distribution, inventory, and pricing. But in numerous conversations with many CPG and retail executives, we have heard further excitement about its impact on transforming their organization.
Jan 1, 2023   |  By
How Intelligent Order Promising bridges the Supply & Demand Gap For CPG companies, Intelligent Order Processing (IOP) is a new area of AI application that has arisen out the hard learnings of 2020. All major functions of a CPG firm, from Sales to Strategic Planning to Order Fulfillment, are now asking how AI can help them better manage the incidents of demand and supply variability that are here to stay.
Jan 1, 2023   |  By
What a global CPG company gained from an integrated RGM solution To achieve financial targets, CPG companies manage two major levers: costs and revenue growth. Recently, there's a renewed focus on Revenue Growth Management. Why? Because traditional approaches to achieve the price and market share increases are not producing results. Economic profit dropped 67% in the last decade, and COVID made it worse. Read how CPG companies face these issues and what one company did to change their trajectory.

Serving Fortune 1000 companies globally, – part of Zebra Technologies – is rethinking the way retail and consumer products companies use AI to solve real business problems. offers solutions that inform the most important business decisions, from supply chain to merchandising to marketing, empowering world-class retailers and consumer products companies to digitally transform their businesses to achieve substantial business results.

Anticipating demand, planning responsively, and executing fluidly for omnichannel operations requires sharpening your demand intelligence with AI:

  • AI that complements the person: Our AI complements your employees' work, knowledge, and experience to drive impactful outcomes.
  • Scalable systems for your organization: Our solution, unlike many others, scales across your business for all products, locations, and channels.
  • Commitment to your success: We’re not only interested in selling licenses or getting you live, but ensuring you receive the results that you expect.

Smart Inventory Decisions is Smart Business.