5 months, 4 days ago

Grocers Partner For Digital Growth

Grocers Are Partnering For Digital Growth The last few months have been a watershed of new deals around grocery fulfillment.  Walmart is partnering with DoorDash, Kroger is investing in Ocado, Target is acquiring Shipt, and Amazon is delivering groceri…

6 months ago

All Brands Need A Full-Fledged Digital Commerce Strategy

The internet has enabled brands to sell more of their products to an ever-expanding universe of shoppers, but digital distribution has also added complexity to the relationship between brands and retailers and other channel partners. All brands need to…

1 year, 18 days ago

Five Reasons Retailers Need to Invest In People

Five reasons to invest in store labor Labor was 43% of retail operating expenses based on our last US census data, but retailers haven’t been spending more on employee training [1].  A 2016 training industry report shows only 32% of those surveye…

1 year, 2 months ago

Amazon Blends Digital and Physical Experiences At Their New Book Store

Recently I stopped in at the new Amazon Book store on 34th Street in Manhattan to see how Amazon is re-imagining the in-store experience. While Amazon has much to learn about retail from the brick and mortar giants, physical stores can learn a lot from how Amazon is successfully bringing the digital experience into the […]

1 year, 2 months ago

Walmart and Google’s Voice-Assisted Commerce Partnership Highlight the Next Big Disrupter in Retail

Walmart and Google have announced an important new partnership that directly addresses the growing markets for voice-assisted shopping and free expedited delivery. Marc Lore, President and CEO, Walmart U.S. eCommerce, wrote on Walmart’s blog, “Starting in late September, we’ll be working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items for voice shopping via Google […]

1 year, 3 months ago

Mobile Self-Checkout Success Depends On Bridging The Loss Prevention Gap

Mobile self-checkout technology promises to not only streamline the physical checkout experience, but more importantly, to bring an augmented digital shopping experience to the physical store. When mobile self-checkout shoppers scan items to put in their physical baskets, digital business leaders will have real-time digital basket data to drive more relevant up-sell, cross-sell, and contextual […]