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Target's leaving Canada. How will suppliers respond?

Posted by Kimberly Presnail on Jan 23, 2015 11:38:00 AM

The Canadian retail space was given a wake-up call early this year, with a number of key players closing shop. Target Canada is clearly the most talked about departure, with a write-off estimated at over $5.4 billion, and 133 Canadian retail locations that will likely be closed within 16 to 20 weeks, leaving over 17,000 associates unemployed.

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Topics: Risk Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

The top 3 CEO profit challenges that Corporate Trade can help solve.

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Jun 21, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Having navigated through all the turmoil of the past decade, CEOs whose job is to steer a company to profits and growth still have plenty of worries top of mind.

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, Corporate Trade 101, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Is excess inventory keeping you up at night?

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Apr 15, 2013 3:45:00 PM

Executives have a lot to think about when it comes to running a profitable, growing business.  And certainly, every Procurement Director, Brand Manager, VP Marketing, or Buyer touching a brand are faced with 100 reasons to fear inventory issues.  In the absence of a crystal ball, many have spent a few sleepless nights worrying about a plethora of market uncertainties: 

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Topics: Risk Management, Media & Marketing, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts

Corporate trade without excess inventory.

Posted by Scott Miles on Mar 8, 2013 11:42:00 AM

I don’t have an excess inventory problem. Is Corporate Trade right for me?

The answer is yes, you can use Corporate Trade without an excess inventory problem, so long as you have an annual advertising budget of $500,000 and up.This is a common question I run into with customers, so today’s blog focuses on the subject of Bartering without inventory. Caveat: if you’re not yet familiar with Corporate Trade, I recommend you read the following blog post, and watch this video to get a basic understanding.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, Risk Management, Corporate Trade 101, Marketing on a Budget, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Enterprise risk management through Corporate Trade

Posted by Andrew Bulmer on Jan 16, 2013 4:30:00 PM

Risk mitigation has become a common buzz-phrase throw
n around offices; it’s up there with “synergy”, “cross-departmental problem-solving”, and “paradigm-shifting”. Enterprise risk management: what does it really mean?
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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, EBIT, Risk Management, A Word from the Managing Director Andrew Bulmer, Supply Chain Management (SCM)

4 Things not to overlook before signing your next Corporate Trade contract

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Dec 4, 2012 4:19:00 PM

 With Corporate Trade growing in popularity as a strategic business solution, there are a few things every business leader should be aware of when entering into their next Corporate Trade deal.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Risk Management, Media & Marketing

Putting your cashflow to better use

Posted by KImberly Armstrong on Aug 24, 2012 3:31:00 PM

Putting your Cash to Better Use

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Topics: Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management

4 Essentials to managing seasonal inventories

Posted by Michael Villeneuve on Jun 21, 2012 2:53:00 PM

When it comes to managing inventory and supply chains in today’s competitive world, Canadians have it tough. With over 5,000 kilometers from coast to coast and a highly decentralized population spread across 9,984 square kilometers of land, it’s not always easy to have the right inventory at the right place at the right time.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts, Case Studies

Inventory management for the winter that never was

Posted by Andrew Bulmer on Apr 2, 2012 2:01:00 PM

This weekend in Toronto I’ll be pulling out my golf clubs earlier than ever to head to the driving range to get my swing in shape for an extended golf season thanks to the “winter that never was”. A recent article by Marina Strauss of the Globe and Mail outlined the effect that the weather has had on retailers forced to discount winter seasonal merchandise and scramble to get their hands on spring and summer merchandise inventories.

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Topics: Corporate Trade Industry Report, Cost Management, EBIT, Risk Management, A Word from the Managing Director Andrew Bulmer, Supply Chain Management (SCM), Inventory Turnover & Closeouts