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Description - The Retail Value Chain by Sami Finne

The internationalization and consolidation of retailing is turning the traditional retail industry on its head. International purchasing, fast and efficient operational models and new technologies constantly challenge retailers. Real price competition is just beginning. "The Retail Value Chain" analyses the changes in the retail industry and the strategic options now open to companies. The book describes the key concepts of Efficient Consumer Response (ECR) and provides several illustrative cases to demonstrate the results. The following key topics are explored: Why have hard discounters succeeded in many markets? What are the key success factors of premium retailing? How can traditional retailing respond to competition from new entrants? How will private labels change product development processes and the balance of power in the retail value chain? How can different manufacturers benefit from ECR-collaboration? How do retailers share and use information in collaboration with manufacturers? How will new technologies change the retail value chain? Including expert opinions, real-life case examples and a global study of shopper information sharing, "The Retail Value Chain" is essential reading for both retail practitioners and students of retail and channel marketing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780749454562
ISBN-10: 0749454563
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 166mm x 30mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Kogan Page Ltd
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sami Finne

Sami Finne is a principal consultant and the sector leader for the Retail & Consumer Products sector in Capgemini Consulting Finland. He is also a well-known speaker in top management seminars and conferences, and a visiting lecturer in several academic institutions, including Helsinki School of Economics and Helsinki University. Hanna Sivonen is Senior Consultant in the Marketing, Sales and Service Transformation team of Capgemini Finland. She has extensive experience in projects for retail and consumer product companies, including category management, shopper analytics, shop-in-shop development, promotion management, marketing effectiveness and customer loyalty. Hanna has also carried out several strategic studies of global retail trends for leading Finnish retailers.