NEW YORK — Meijer, Grand Rapids, Mich., has found that by implementing systems, processes and organizational changes over the past year which enable it to better predict and respond to consumer behavior, the 181-unit supercenter operator has been able to increase its inventory turns by more than 25%. Meijer's new focus on “consumer-centric planning” as a way of managing inventory and assortments was explained by Dennis Mullahy, the chain's group vice president, merchandise planning/supply ...

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