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Amazon's 4-Star Store a 1-Star Experience

by Robert Hetu  |  November 13, 2018

Much has been written about the merchandising, or lack thereof in Amazon's 4-Star stores, but my visit to it's Spring Street location in NYC was disappointing. Curiosity was clearly the driver...

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Retail Assortment Planning: Not What It Used To Be

by Robert Hetu  |  October 9, 2017

Recently I published the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Retail Assortment Management Applications and one thing is clear, this is not your mama's assortment planning process. To support unified retail commerce,...

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Gartner Retail Research Roundup

by Robert Hetu  |  November 7, 2016

Gartner 2016 Retail Agenda   [caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Gartner 2016[/caption] Retail Business and Technology Trends NEW: Industry Vision: Less Physical Retail Selling Space and Greater Retailer-Manufacturer Collaboration One way...

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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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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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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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The Most Terrifying Words In Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  June 12, 2015

What are the most terrifying words in retail? "There is nothing here to buy".  The speaker of these words was none other than my spouse last night in our local Walmart....

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Target and Amazon: Scarcity, Innovation and Execution

by Robert Hetu  |  April 20, 2015

Reading all the very interesting articles and comments about the Amazon Dash button and the Target Lilly Pulitzer collection certainly sparked my interest. The debate around the longevity of the...

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