May 25, 2016

In a month which sees us focusing on driving efficiency, reducing waste, and cutting out unnecessary costs, let us not forget the humble fulfillment provider.

As they’re hard at work behind the scenes, getting products into the eagerly awaiting hands of customers, it’s easy to forget that you should also expect your service provider to be a source of ideas that could save you time and money.

Today, we’ll look at some of the ways in which an effective provider will help you achieve greater efficiency and lower your costs.

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May 20, 2016

There’s certainly no shortage of social media success stories in the world of beauty and cosmetics retail…

No sooner had we proudly written about the rush of demand for the latest Pat McGrath product, now we have another sold out collaboration between our cosmetics client BECCA and professional make-up artist Jaclyn Hill.

Continue reading Becca Toast Champagne Success with Jaclyn Hill Cosmetics Collaboration

May 18, 2016

The Great Recession is well behind us, but keeping costs in check remains a focus for business owners and managers in many sectors.

With increasing competition from online sources and international rivals, not to mention the rise of a more demanding generation of consumers, retailers of all sizes are finding that cost management is more crucial than ever.

Although it’s clear that costs must be kept in check, separating unnecessary expenses from unavoidable ones is more tricky. Understanding fluctuating costs in the modern supply chain helps managers to see the forest for the trees, finding areas. Continue reading Stand Up to Cost Challenges in Today’s Supply Chain

May 13, 2016

You might know them better by the brand line Skin Fetish, but there’s no doubt that if you understand anything about beauty products, you know all about our clients Pat McGrath.

skin fetish 003 productsA major influence in the world of cosmetics, the award-winning British make-up artist behind the brand is now focused on bringing her industry insights to a wider audience.

Iconic fashion magazine Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) reports this week on the phenomenal buzz behind the brand, fueled in no small measure by its social media team.  Continue reading Pat McGrath Leads the Pack in Beauty Product Promotion

May 11, 2016

If any organization understands the critical nature of an efficient supply chain, it’s big-box retailer Target.

The company’s ill-fated expansion into Canada is considered a cautionary tale in the retail sector, proving that even established brands can come unstuck if operations aren’t efficient. With this episode very much in mind, it’s no surprise to see Target among a host of major retailers tightening the screws on suppliers.

Tough new standards will go into place at the end of this month, with suppliers facing fines of up to $10,000 if they slip up. It’s a princely sum, but that’s the price you pay for supplying the major names in retail.
Continue reading Target’s Targets: Big Brands Demand Greater Supplier Efficiency