Category Management2023-10-01T17:23:53+01:00

Category Management

Category Management is a cornerstone activity within ECR ever since the ECR 8 step approach to Category Management was developed in 1996. It is a global practice and ever changing as companies gather more data & insights, utilise modern technology and integrate with shopper marketing and advertising campaigns. The growth of online retailing requires new online CatMan techniques & processes which are in an early developmental stage.

This group is supported by Brian Harris, the expert in Category Management who coined the phrase back in 1996, and Luc Demeulenaere of Shopting, who both co-authored the ECR Consumer and Shopper Journey Framework report [2011] and were part of the newest ECR Community publication, Category Management Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow [2020]. To download these reports see our Resources section.


Steering Committee

Our steering committee is chaired by Declan Carolan of ECR Ireland. For further information about the work the group is doing please contact declancarolan@ecrireland.ie


#ECRCatManNetwork

In 2022, ECR Community established a global Category Management Network. Comprised of a group of international experts on this topic, its purpose is to
– Develop & share CM knowledge & experience.
– Track latest relevant CM related hot topics & technologies
– Focus on effective interaction & collaboration
– Provide a valuable forum for showcases, discussion, debate & learning.

Please contact declancarolan@ecrireland.ie if interested in participating.


Webinars

For 2022 #ECRCatManNetwork Webinars click here.

For 2021 webinars on our publication: An ECR Community Review of Current Practices in Category Management 2020, click here.

September 2023

December 2022

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