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Retail Technology Investment - 60% Report Increased Spending

by Robert Hetu  |  April 6, 2016

Technology is top of mind for retailers as they continue to evolve toward unified commerce. Gartner and RIS News recently published the results of the 2016 Retail Technology Survey.  One 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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How The OODA Loop Helps Explain Algorithmic Merchandising

by Robert Hetu  |  March 9, 2016

Leveraging algorithms is the only way that merchandising can meet the customer centricity challenges of digital business and the digitalization of retail. Retail merchandisers fight a daily battle to garner...

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PIM and MDM solutions are vital for digital retail success

by Robert Hetu  |  March 4, 2016

Digital retailing requires  active management of product information, images, and attributes. Managing these consistently and effectively is required to ensure the customer has a pleasant shopping experience, yet most pure...

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Sears-Kmart: Is there a way?

by Robert Hetu  |  February 9, 2016

Updated 2/9/16: Sears' estimated fourth-quarter results -- its most important quarter of the year, the holidays -- released Tuesday underscore just how dreadfully the company is doing. Same-store sales fell...

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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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The Stage is set for Algorithmic Merchandising

by Robert Hetu  |  January 13, 2016

By 2020, merchant leaders will be algorithms, prompting the top 10 retailers to cut up to one-third of headquarters merchandising staff. Predicts 2016: Digital Business Uproots Traditional Retail Revenue Generation Analysis...

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Why Gilt.com Purchase is Great for HBC

by Robert Hetu  |  January 8, 2016

Gilt.com, one of the big names in flash sales, has a great brand and lots of members, although its not clear how many are actual buyers. At $250M this is...

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