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Grupo Axo Selects Epicor Retail
Epicor announced that Grupo Axo, the business partner of internationally renowned retail brands within Mexico (such as Brooks Brothers, Brunello Cucinelli

discount retail industry  industries, including apparel, footwear, discount, general merchandise, automotive aftermarket, lumber and building materials, nursery, and pharmacy (see my earlier article for details ).     Grupo Axo hopes to manage all of its brands with the same system, while maintaining the integrity and unique brand strategy of each of the brands that it offers. Epicor’s CRM and clienteling tools are expected to allow retailers to know and understand the behaviors of customers of each of its brands, so that the

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PLM for the Retail Industry

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for Retail is an evaluation model containing tailored PLM criteria and extra functionalities that serve the specificities of this industry in order to help fashion goods (including apparel, footwear, accessory, and home fashion) manufacturers and retailers to achieve more efficient product development, lower cost, and better collaboration and control throughout the whole supply chain.  

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discount retail industry  face intense pressure to discount prices, increase inventory turns, and meticulously controlling labor costs, while maintaining foil-thin margins. Typically, everyone is in a sort of a zero sum game, given the lack of significant, organic market growth, which forces one's growth largely at its competitor's expense. However, despite the above common themes in terms of challenges for all the retail segments, grocers, for example, have the additional challenge of ensuring store assortments with close Read More

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