Magazine Article | March 24, 2010

Case Study: Ace Hardware Warms Up To Weather-Based Planning

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

By Brian Albright, Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine

Retail purchasing and replenishment planners have to juggle a lot of variables when making buying decisions, but none is more volatile than the weather. A few miscalculations or a freak weather pattern can leave your stores sold out of garden hoses in the midst of a hot, dry July or sitting on piles of unused snow shovels during an unseasonably warm February.

Used with permission from Integrated Solutions For Retailers magazine.