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Get Thee to the Retailer Laboratory

New formats, new merchandising for Williams-Sonoma There has never been a more compelling time for retailers and manufacturers to experiment with their retail consumer space. McKinsey advocates for an innovation process in this article -- as shared on LinkedIn. While online coding is cheaper and faster than opening a whole new store, [...]

By |2020-12-11T13:35:08+00:00April 19th, 2019|Insights, Retailing|0 Comments

Amazon+Whole Foods: profitable distribution?

Can Amazon actually make money on selling groceries? Clearly it is innovating with new formats and services. Yet, Amazon's cashierless stores, Echo or 2-hour delivery don't deliver profits, yet. In recent post, the folks at Nutrition Business Journal and New Hope Media catalog several of these Amazon innovations, but I believe miss a couple [...]

By |2020-12-11T13:35:08+00:00April 19th, 2019|Advertising and media, Insights, Retailing|0 Comments

Walmart CIO: Analytics Grow Grocery

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Karenann Terrell, CIO of Walmart.  For anyone who's interested in Big Commerce and Big Data, the article is a good read on how to use information to increase customer satisfaction, sales and profits. Karenann Terrell, CIO, Walmart Stores - Wall Street Journal How's it work? While there are [...]

By |2020-12-11T13:35:08+00:00October 3rd, 2016|Food trends, Insights, Retailing|0 Comments
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