• Retail Category Management

    Learn all about: The definitions of categories and category management The 8-step cycle of category management The four Ps of successful category management We’ve discussed humans’ need to put things into buckets before with Finelines, but what about categorization in general? How do retailers manage their categories? Category management is…

  • How Walmart Allowances Can Go Wrong

    Learn about: Walmart allowances and why they’re used How incorrect allowances can cause deductions How to correct allowance errors How to dispute allowance deductions Walmart allowances are used to help Walmart to recover some of the cost of doing business. Most of the allowances can be given Off Invoice (OI)….

  • Data Analytics for Your CPG Company

    Learn about: Understanding CPG data analytics The differences among observational data, activity data, and sales data Data analytics solutions for CPGs CEOs of successful consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies know they need to make clear-cut decisions in order to be true business leaders. One poor decision can be disastrous.  As…

  • Three Pros and Cons of Selling on Walmart Marketplace

    Learn about: What Walmart’s Marketplace has to offer The way Walmart pays its online sellers How Walmart’s Marketplace is different from other online options Many online sellers wonder whether they should start selling their wares on Walmart Marketplace. The best way to clear this doubt is by getting to know…

  • Replenishment 201: Monitoring Store-Level Inventory

    Learn: How a product is determined to be replenishable. How to measure instocks. What “in pipe” means. What pack sizes are and how they affect your replenishment. In last month’s post, we went over Replenishment 101: What is Replenishment? This month, we thought we’d dig in a little deeper and look…