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Out Of Destruction Comes Opportunity

by Robert Hetu  |  March 15, 2018

Are you prepared to reap the benefits provided by the demise of Toys"R"Us (TRU)? It still held 13.6 percent of the toy market in 2016, and the spoils will go...

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Did Walmart Unintentionally Prove The Supremacy of Consistent Cross-Channel Pricing?

by Robert Hetu  |  February 22, 2018

Walmart's rate of ecommerce sales growth dropped to just 23% in Q4 after achieving nearly 50% for the first 3 quarters of the year.  While it indicated that out of...

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Most Common Positioning Mistake - Attacking the Competitive Alternative

by Hank Barnes  |  December 5, 2017

Positioning is one of the core things that our team at Gartner works with clients on.  I personally have well over 1500 positioning reviews over the past 5 years (its...

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Setting Strategies - Where to Focus

by Hank Barnes  |  October 17, 2017

As tech providers define and refine their strategies, there are a wide variety of factors to consider.   These include (among others) market factors, competition, customers, and their own capabilities....

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Digital Disruptor Amazon's Planned Acquisition of Whole Foods Could Redefine Retail Grocery Market

by Robert Hetu  |  June 20, 2017

Gartner's First Take on the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods just published.  Amazon's deal to acquire Whole Foods Market is an example of aggressive digital disruption of a market. CIOs...

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5 Reasons Why Large Technology Firms Should Attend the Gartner Tech Growth and Innovation Conference

by Hank Barnes  |  April 18, 2017

You are a leader in your market—or in many markets – and you have a strong enterprise customer base that has bet many aspects of their business on you.  You...

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Retailers, When In A Hole - Stop Digging

by Robert Hetu  |  April 17, 2017

The recent spate of store closings will do nothing but hasten the decline of physical retail, while providing only short term profitability gains. Okay, so I know the US is...

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Differentiation is What Others Think Sets You Apart

by Hank Barnes  |  March 28, 2017

Differentiation continues to be a hot topic (of course) for my client inquiries.   Working with a colleague, Mike Maziarka, we recently updated (and renamed) one of my earlier research...

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Retail receives a digital slap in the face: snap out of it!

by Robert Hetu  |  March 27, 2017

It’s time to snap out of band-aid solutions and make the shift to unified retail commerce. The question is as simple as it is complex. Does your company have a...

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The 1980s Called - They Want Their Retail Strategy Back

by Robert Hetu  |  December 30, 2016

Its taking too long. Visiting a regional mall this week reinforced the urgency of required change in the physical retail customer experience. Other than a few aesthetic changes, and some...

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