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Using Algorithmic Retailing to Drive Competitive Advantage

by Robert Hetu  |  September 21, 2016

[caption id="attachment_698" align="aligncenter" width="405"] Gartner 2016[/caption] New Gartner research explores how retailers gain competitive advantage through the application of algorithms that reduce costs and grow top-line revenue. CIOs can use...

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Our Best Retail and CG Industry Agenda - Ever!

by Robert Hetu  |  September 7, 2016

Thinking of joining us for Gartner Symposium in Orlando? Don’t miss Industry Sunday when completing your agenda. Visionary leaders will find insightful advice and opportunities to interact with industry peers....

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2016 Retail Research Recap

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

Gartner's research for the retail industry crosses all major key initiatives. [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail trends and technologies: Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016 Forces not unlike wind,...

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Hype Cycle for Retail Technologies 2016

by Robert Hetu  |  July 12, 2016

The 2016 Retail Hype Cycle contains technologies that should be considered by large retailers having many channels and operating in all segments and geographies. CIOs and business leaders of these...

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Retail Industry Research Focuses on Digital Business Transformation

by Robert Hetu  |  June 29, 2016

CIOs must become trusted advisors to senior management in the digital business transformation journey. They must guide the business on how to deploy a modernized technology foundation to create new...

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Retail's Perfect Storm: Customers Shifting Lifestyles Cause Major Damage

by Robert Hetu  |  June 8, 2016

Recently I published a blog about Retail's Perfect Storm. In a series of new posts I will add some additional information about each of the storm's forces. The Wind: Shifting lifestyles...

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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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Macy's Backstage? Where is the Magic?

by Robert Hetu  |  May 16, 2016

Over the weekend I had a very educational visit to a newly opened Macy's Backstage. To build this store Macy's took a large chunk of square footage out of an...

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Consumer-Centric Ecosystems for Consumer Goods Manufacturers and Retailers

by Robert Hetu  |  May 12, 2016

Fellow Gartner analyst Ellen Eichhorn and I partnered on new industry vision research to highlight the changing landscape of retail and consumer goods industries.  Consumer-centric ecosystems will enable manufacturers and...

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Gartner's Cool Vendors in Retail 2016

by Robert Hetu  |  May 6, 2016

Summary Retail CIOs must lead the way by capitalizing on the opportunities enabled by machine learning algorithms. Competitive advantage in digital business will be fueled by the various ways in...

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