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Despite big data investments, retailers struggle with inventory issues

Retailers are collecting more data than ever, but putting that data to good use is apparently proving to be more challenging than many anticipated.

According to a study conducted by IHL Group for DynamicAction, retailers around the world lost well over half a trillion dollars in the past year due to out-of-stock inventory.

That’s a jump of nearly 40% from 2012. At the same time, they lost just under $500bn due to overstocks, an amount nearly a third greater than in 2012.

Is the US affiliate apocalypse upon us?

If you’re an affiliate in the United States, there’s a good chance you’re not sleeping very well these days.

States continue to wage war against major online retailers, leaving some affiliates cut off from the affiliate programs that they depend on for income. And new battles look set to break out in some of the largest, most important states.