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August 2020

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... I am still so excited that RVCF is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year! Even though we had to cancel our Annual Fall Conference, we are still determined to bring retailers and their merchandise suppliers together to collaborate this Fall.

RVCF is deploying “Zoom” interactive software to host multiple breakouts allowing retailers to present to their merchandise suppliers. In addition, and if requested, RVCF will also schedule One-On-One meetings between trading partners.

The RVCF team will be reaching out shortly to gauge interest and schedule these breakouts. For service providers who may be interested in advertising or sponsoring these events, we would be more than happy to have that conversation.

In meantime, I am glad to say that we have once again contracted with the Marriott Clearwater Sands Key hotel for the RVCF Spring Conference. The dates are May 2nd to May 5th, 2021. Registration will be available soon on our website. We hope to finally see you there!!!


What EDI Documents are Retailers Using with Suppliers? Retailer EDI Usage Database ... By Victor Engesser, RVCF 

The Future of Retail Will Demand Courage, Commitment, and Compassion ... By Inez Blackburn, President of MTI Market Techniques and Innovations Inc.

The Best (And Cheapest) Insurance Against Unforeseen Loss: Limitations on Liability By Steven T. Lovett, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP. 

Webinar: Supply Chain and EDI Challenges Faced by Retailers During COVID-19 (CoEnterprise)As a retailer, you’re constantly striving to meet goals and avoid squandering any revenue. To accomplish that means having full visibility into your supply chain, where your inventory is, and how long it’s taking to get to you—even during times of a disruption. ...

Webinar: Streamlining Supplier Registration as Part of Albertsons Safeway Finance Business Transformation (apexanalytix)  As part of a multi-threaded financial transformation effort in Albertsons Safeway’s National Shared Services Center, Gregg Maxwell, Group Vice President, is leading the implementation of apexportal Supplier Registration that will be used to manage 70,000 suppliers. ...

Webinar: Are you losing $$$ due to Chargebacks and/or Freight Claims? Now you don’t have to! (Smart Gladiator - LoadProof)  Chargebacks is always seen as a cost of doing business with big retailers. You have to be prepared for automatic deductions in your invoices due to chargebacks, which could go sometimes up to 14% of your invoice. But now with modern mobile technology you don’t have to do that any longer. ... 

White Paper: Chargeback Management (Smart Gladiator - LoadProof)

June 2020

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... RVCF Fall 20th Anniversary Conference
Complying With The Law While Marketing That You're "Going Green"  ... By Bao M. Vu, of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP.  

White Paper: Securing Your Financial Health In A Recession: How Credit and A/R Teams Could Leverage Customer Profitability (HighRadius)The COVID-19 outbreak is one of the most severe crises that the world has undergone in recent years, and its potential impact on the global economy is expected to be huge. While there are many unknowns involved in the equation with ever-changing customer behavior and market conditions, for finance leaders, the top-priority is to be better prepared for a potential global recession.

White Paper: Retail's Greatest Innovator: COVID-19 (goTRG)Report on how COVID-19 is propelling digital innovation in the Returns space.

April 2020

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... Resilience in Difficult Times 

RVCF: We're Here for You ... by Susan Haupt, RVCF 

COVID-19 vs. the Office of the CFO: 75+ Pages of Research Summarized ... by HighRadius Corporation 

Collaborative Technology Solutions are Critical to Retail Fashion Growth and Success ... by Nancy Finnegan, BlueCherry PLM, CGS, Inc. 

While Washington State Eyes Regulations Involving Electronics, Carpet, Printing Inks, Food Cans, Laundry Detergent, Thermal Paper, Vinyl Flooring, and Fragrances, You Should Start Planning Now ... b y Bao M. Vu, of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP.  

Soon On-Time & In-Full will matter more than ever ... by Victor Engesser, RVCF

February 2020

From the Desk of Kim Zablocky ... RVCF Announces Launch of E-Comm Product Return Council

New Consumer Product Laws for 2020 You Need to Know About ... By Bao M. Vu, of Counsel, Stoel Rives LLP. 

Industry Trends within Drop Ship Programs ... By Joshua Mayer, Managing Partner, Summit Advisory Team

Meeting Retail RFID Compliance While Gaining ROI in Your Own Supply Chain ... By Paul Arguin, Senior Director Global RFID, r-pac International Corp.

RVCF On-Time, In Full Impact Survey Now Available ... By Victor Engesser, RVCF

Update on EDI & Electronic Communication Teleconference Series Launch ... By Susan Haupt, RVCF

RVCF Member Spotlight - Career Center ... By Susan Haupt, RVCF


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