2 months, 2 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…

2 months, 29 days 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…

3 months, 15 days ago

Will your company’s digital transformation end up as a bold decision or a bust?

In digital transformation, there’s a fine line between fearlessness and foolishness. Bad decisions can have all the trappings of a bold new strategy: A costly acquisition, suddenly pivoting to an unexpected new product offering, an ambitious new vision…

4 months, 17 days ago

Q&A: Branded Manufacturers Digital Commerce Strategies

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) commerce is not a new concept for branded manufacturers, but there is certainly renewed interest and more options to choose from. With consumers ever more digitally connected, branded manufacturers are enticed by direct digital…

4 months, 17 days ago

Retailers Are Starting To Reap The Rewards Of Omnichannel Commerce

Retail digital business executives must challenge the status quo and deliver omnichannel excellence across the customer lifecycle. Changing consumer behaviours, new technology, and an evolving competitive landscape mean that traditional organizational …

6 months, 7 days ago

Amazon Will Own Your Customer And What To Do About It

From twenty years of trying, I know this about covering Amazon: It’s tricky. Our report process can take months during which we comb through our extensive Technographics data to find patterns or we interview executives. Not to mention the time it…

6 months, 20 days ago

Observations on NRF 2018. Making Retail Great Again

The National Retail Federation’s Big Show attracted tens of thousands of attendees . Far from resigning themselves to conquest by market places they are determined to make the right investments to thrive and survive. Three years ago we found retail CIO…

6 months, 23 days ago

Luxury Retail – Invest In Digital Transformation For A Successful 2018 And Beyond

Good news for luxury brands – Luxury will see continued growth for online sales and for in-store sales that are influenced by digital touchpoints, per Forrester’s newly updated Global Luxury Retail Sales Forecast 2017 to 2022. So that’s great – but, as…

6 months, 24 days ago

#NRF2018’s Focus On Customer-Associate Engagement

At the packed NRF Big Show #NRF2018 in New York last week, many retailers looked at vendors touting new tech, including AI, AR/VR, and more, all in the name of improving customer experiences. But most of those same retailers know that, before leaping i…