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Retail's Perfect Storm

by Robert Hetu  |  May 19, 2016

Forces not unlike wind, rain, thunder and lightning have engulfed retailers in the perfect storm. The question on everyone's mind is who will survive the storm and how will it have...

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Careful Retail Leaders, Financial Analysts are Messing With Your Head

by Robert Hetu  |  May 6, 2016

That financial analysts have ulterior motives is no surprise but we are all going to have to live in the marketplace they are influencing. I wish I could say retail...

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Hadoop Apache Project Commercial Support Tracker April 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  April 27, 2016

There are now 20 commonly supported projects: Avro, Flume and Solr join the group supported by all 5 distributors and other changes appear as well. For this version of the...

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Is There Such a Thing as a Little Disruption?

by David Yockelson  |  March 30, 2016

When people think about disruptive technology or market disruptors - and stay tuned, Gartner will soon be publishing some interesting, new research about both - they tend to think of...

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Why Amazon Echo Banking is Important to Retailers

by Robert Hetu  |  March 14, 2016

According to American Banker Amazon has partnered with Capital One Bank to provide services through its Amazon Echo device. While this may be a revolutionary step for banking it has far...

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5 Reasons The Amazon Store Makes Sense

by Robert Hetu  |  February 4, 2016

Stores will be a foundation of consumer retail until a majority of things can materialize in our homes through some wonder of physics.  It has seemed obvious for a few...

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Is Fulfillment The Straw That Breaks the Camel's Back?

by Robert Hetu  |  February 1, 2016

Amazon Prime is marketing genus. Like most of you I have a Prime membership and use it a lot. I mean a lot. While I am a good customer of...

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The Sky Is Falling; Retail Bedtime Stories

by Robert Hetu  |  January 28, 2016

Yet another headline came into my email today "Do Macy's Troubles Mean The End Of The Department Store?". The financial markets and pundits are going insane so its time to...

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2015 Digital Commerce Holiday Recap

by Jennifer Polk  |  January 7, 2016

There are many digital commerce lessons to be learned from the 2015 holiday season. Here’s a recap of four digital commerce trends and takeaways that marketers across industries can apply to...

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Goodbye Impulse, Mission Shopping is King

by Robert Hetu  |  December 30, 2015

Changes in shopper behavior are permanently transforming the retail industry.  Of the many drivers of this transformation none has spawned more digital transactions than the specificity of consumer wants.  The ubiquitous...

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