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November 13, 2016

Forecasting the 2016 Elections’ Effects on WFM

As the dust settles on the divisive, dramatic and seemingly-endless 2016 U.S. elections, America – and to a large extent, the rest of the world – finds themselves asking, “What’s next?” While I am not qualified to tackle the bigger questions like the Constitution or foreign policy, I can forecast what the election means for […]

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September 12, 2016

The Absolute Best Way to Measure Forecast Accuracy

The Absolute Best Way to Measure Forecast Accuracy   What makes a good forecast?  Of course, a good forecast is an accurate forecast.  Today, I’m going to talk about the absolute best metric to use to measure forecast accuracy.   Let’s start with a sample forecast.  The following table represents the forecast and actuals for […]

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August 29, 2016

Three Rules for Comparing Forecast Accuracy

Latest post from the Retail Forecasting Playbook.

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August 19, 2016

How to Use Special Days to Improve Forecast Accuracy

Managing special days in light of forecasting.

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