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Retail Insight

May 2019

May
06
The 2019 Aptos Engage conference hit many powerful notes currently resonating in retail, including AI, microservices architecture, personalization, digital transformation and more. But the most important may have been the embrace of an agile mindset.

April 2019

Apr
10
A tight labor market multiplies workforce management issues, which is bad enough, but even worse is struggling with shockingly inadequate labor forecast accuracy.
Apr
03
Reinventing retail is not an option. It is an obligation to the consumer. These takeaways from the 2019 RIS Retail Technology Study will help you chart a strategic course.

March 2019

Mar
20
Earth’s mass extinctions discovered in the fossil record are tragic. For the losers. Survivors, however, benefit and thrive. The same is true in retail.
Mar
18
Phase one of retail’s cloud revolution is well underway, but even as it gains momentum a second phase is emerging that will transform software architecture, platforms and infrastructure.
Mar
06
If you want a good snapshot of the the drivers of change in the retail industry directly from those doing the driving, go to ShopTalk.

February 2019

Feb
11
Retail plays a decisive role in the economy in terms of revenue, labor and influence, which makes it important to give recognition to retailers that have weathered storms of change and disruption for more than 100 years.

January 2019

Jan
28
Target is surging right now and CEO Brian Cornell feels the need to explain why. At the recent NRF Big Show, Cornell said 2018 was the best year Target had in a decade and the reason was investment, reinvestment and disruption.
Jan
16
​​​​​​​Exuberance and a superabundance of innovative technologies were defining characteristics of the just completed 2019 NRF Big Show.
Jan
10
Robots are no longer science-fiction fantasies. On the contrary, they have already transformed supply chain operations and entering the store is the next logical step. For some retailers it is happening today.
Digital Transformation
Jan
07
The most successful retailers today – the ones enjoying the largest revenue gains – began making substantial investments in digital transformation several years ago and are now reaping the rewards. Find out where they invested and why.
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