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July 2019

Jul
15
The mad rush to capitalize on the Amazon Prime Day juggernaut is the latest proof that retail is a copycat industry. But can copycats beat the leader? Here's how retailers can steal Amazon Prime Day's thunder.
Jul
01
After cutting through hype about the role of artificial intelligence in retailing one thing is certain – it will drive a stake through the heart of linear merchandising processes and managing by averages.

June 2019

Jun
05
Fear of falling behind omnichannel shoppers is driving grocers to deploy new technology at a furious pace. This tipping point is analyzed in depth in the recently released "2019 Grocery Tech Trends Study."

May 2019

May
22
Resolving the brick-and-mortar dilemma of divergent shopper and retailer goals is an urgent task for retailers. Fortunately, there is one strategy where they overlap – self-service technologies.
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.
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