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RPA as Part of a Retail Automation Strategy

by Robert Hetu  |  August 22, 2018

Robotic process automation (RPA) can help automate existing manual processes, but is only a step on the path toward transformational automation and algorithmic retailing. For modern retail, speed kills or,...

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Retail Pricing In Stores Must Become Real Time

by Robert Hetu  |  June 21, 2018

Retailers, particularly those with stores, face a difficult challenge in supporting consistent pricing across all channels, since digital commerce pricing can be easily changed multiple times per week, day or...

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2018 Gartner/RIS NEWS Retail Tech Survey is Out

by Robert Hetu  |  March 29, 2018

I have provided the executive summary here, the full report can be accessed by all through a link at the end of this blog. Not an apocalypse, but an evolutionary...

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Walmart's Freshness Algorithm; A Great Example of Algorithmic Retailing

by Robert Hetu  |  March 13, 2018

When I introduced the concept of algorithmic retailing two years ago my definition was simple. The application of big data through advanced analytics across an increasingly complex and detailed retail...

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Implementing Customer-Centric Merchandising and Marketing in Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  January 18, 2018

Merchandising and marketing are core retail processes where technology must be deployed to leverage advanced analytics, algorithms, intelligent automation services and artificial intelligence to enable unified retail commerce. Retailers of...

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Retail's Cost Dilemma - Replacing All That Free Customer Labor

by Robert Hetu  |  January 11, 2018

If you don't think robotic process automation (RPA) and intelligent automation services (IAS) are going to impact retail labor consider this, as digital commerce grows so does the need to...

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Advanced analytics are critical for modern and effective retail assortment planning

by Robert Hetu  |  December 1, 2017

Having just completed publication of the 2017 Critical Capabilities For Retail Assortment Management Applications it's a great time to reinforce the importance of using new advanced analytic capabilities. Advanced analytics...

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What is the future of the retail store associate?

by Robert Hetu  |  November 29, 2017

A new headline drew attention today: "Automation could destroy as many as 73 million U.S. jobs by 2030, but economic growth, rising productivity and other forces could more than offset the losses according...

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Using AI to Drive Smart Automation in Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  May 16, 2017

Retailers must use AI to automate and deliver better decisions and make it possible for associates to be customer experience differentiators.  Multichannel retailers are facing an existential crisis. Consumers' buying...

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