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Retail’s new range: The evolution of merchandise planning

Customer lifestyles are drastically evolving. The pandemic continues to influence customer purchasing priorities and penetration in the omnichannel environment, which is affecting assortment mix and demand at each location. This is creating new challenges for retail operations, including a particular demand for agile merchandise planning and supply-chain processes. These activities require frequent decisions on product assortment, store, and floor-space allocations. Such decisions are not new; h