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Athena Retail Platinum Sponsor for JDA Focus Connect 2018

Athena Retail is present at JDA Focus Connect 2018, at The W hotel, Barcelona - from November 6 to 8. It’s a unique opportunity to get acquainted with and analyze JDA’s solutions dedicated to Supply…

Athena Platinum Sponsor for JDA Focus Connect 2017

At London from 13 to 15 November A year has gone by since the 2016 edition, where Athena was awarded the Joint Sales Collaboration Partner of the EMEA for its incredibly strong specialization with one…

Athena in the trade press with an in-depth analysis of Space & Category Management.

Starting in September 2017, Athena will be introducing new initiatives of communications in the trade press aimed at the retail and industry sectors through a series of articles and dossiers, issued up to March 2018,…

Athena inaugurates its new offices in Bologna

Since September 1, the company has moved its offices to the Cortese Business Center The growing consolidation of Athena’s position in the specialized consulting sector of Category Management, which has taken place in just a…

Planograms: benefits for retailers and manufacturers

The yield of a product in large-scale retailing In retail distribution, the position of a product on a shelf will influence the yield. Retailers and manufacturers are already aware of the importance of managing each…

NaturaSì continues to drive growth in the organic sector

The leading brand in Italy in the production and distribution of organic products continues its relentless expansion, investing in the widespread increase of its sales points and giving a new impulse to online sales. The…

From the Persian Gulf the new category management of the ultra-fresh

In search of top commercial results, several saudi manufacturers are implementing a new concept of Category Management, focusing on furnishings owned by them and an assortment that is Consumer Centric. Unlike most long-life food product…

Eye Tracking and Augmented Reality: the scenarios of impact on the consumer

Retail is investing in the testing of new ‘measurable’ opportunities of consumer involvement in the shopping process. Virtual reality solutions that are capable of replicating shops, supermarkets and even real shopping centers with incredible realism,…

OD Store Phenomenon. The confectionery outlet with major brands at never seen before prices.

Founded in Bergamo in 2014, the model now has 32 sales points spread across Northern Italy and is continuing its unstoppable expansion. Mauro Tiberti, CEO and founder of OD Store, has created the first Italian…

Athena winner of ‘Joint Sales Collaboration Partner of the Year EMEA’ at the JDA FocusConnect 2016.

The award, honored at the annual EMEA event organized by JDA, is a recognition of the work done by Athena during the years, in addition to the contribution given in the definition and development of…

Category Management: serving the world of retail for over 20 years

In the early 90s, in America, Brian Harris developed and promoted the model of category management, paving the way to a new concept of retail business, based on the improvement of the performance of the…

How Digital Transformation is changing the consumer and retail

Digital is leading the world of distribution towards a new competitive scenario: multi-channel, social networks, e-commerce and back-end tools are just some of the paths retailers are taking to meet the demands of the hyper-connected…

Athena Silver Sponsor of JDA FocusConnect 2016, London

The annual event organized by JDA and dedicated to the management of supply chain, will gather over 500 retail managers and CPG for 3 days of networking, workshops and training. Athena is pleased to announce…

Potato chips: how new consumers’ health aspects are influencing the category.

The consumption of potato chips continues to grow, aiming more and more towards the factors of wellness. This is how the industry is capturing new opportunities and redefining the category. In the Italian market, among…

Fruits and vegetables department is transforming the points of sale of distribution

The research conducted by SgMarketing reveals the department’s strong power of attraction, which became the motivation of consumer trends and the space where the customer can evaluate the quality and convenience of a sign. In…

JDA increases its capital and invests in R&D

JDA announces a 570 million dollars equity investment from Blackstone, its new shareholder. On August 19th, by a press release published on its website, JDA Software Group, Inc. announced that it has completed an agreement…

Also in the second quarter of 2016 several European retailers chose JDA

Iceland (UK), Gedimat (France) and O’KEY (Russia) are the leading players of European distribution, which, thanks to JDA software, aim at boosting sales and profit margins for their outlets. JDA Software Group, Inc., a world…

REWE DORTMUND chose JDA Category Management

REWE DORTMUND chose JDA Category Management to make its outlets more profitable. Strategix, JDA’s and Athena’s partner, will be the one to implement such solutions aimed at optimize product range and promote sales. JDA Software…

Pet food and pet care, ever growing markets and evolving shelves.

This is a sector that has become strategic for large scale retail and generated a turnover worth about 1,900 million Euros. 2015 Assalco-Zoomark report, published last May, confirmed that Pet industry keeps growing exponentially compared…

Empty shelves? The result: lost sales and dissatisfied customers.

In January 2016, the shortage of products on the shelves of the Italian large-scale retail outlets, caused a loss in sales accounting for 4.2% of total sales volume. These figures are raising a number of…

Athena at JDA FocusConnect 2014

Once again, Athena will participate, as Brand Sponsor, at the JDA FocusConnect, the event that brings together more than 450 leading companies in the Retail and Supply Chain. The JDA FocusConnect is the event that…