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A Retail CIO's Role in Driving Digital Business Success

by Robert Hetu  |  March 9, 2018

In my latest research, 2018 CIO Agenda: A Retail CIO's Role in Driving Digital Business Success, I found that culture is not only a business problem. The change readiness of...

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The Right Disruptive Technologies Will Delight Customers

by Robert Hetu  |  February 28, 2018

Customers are using emerging technologies to transform the ways in which they interact with retailers. Retail CIOs must help the business understand how the convergence of these technologies can be...

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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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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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Retail Pricing Strategies Still Not Optimized

by Robert Hetu  |  April 26, 2017

Product pricing is a critical component of the customer cross-channel experience, but the promise of unified price, promotion and markdown optimization (UPPMO) is elusive. Gartner's long-held position is that retailers...

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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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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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Amazon: Do As They Say, Not As They Do

by Robert Hetu  |  February 21, 2017

There was a constant and pervasive theme at NRF 2017 in NYC this past January. It centered around what to do about the threat of Amazon. Great, finally the market...

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Transforming to Unified Retail Commerce

by Robert Hetu  |  January 23, 2017

Today's retailers must enable and enhance customer lifestyles. Customers expect flexible and consistent shopping between and across retailer's channels. To support unified retail commerce, retail CIOs must help unify execution...

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By 2020, 50% of everyday essential products will be autoreplenished through IoT

by Robert Hetu  |  December 20, 2016

In recent research titled Predicts 2017: Digital Business Elevates the Customer Experience Well Beyond Current Retail Multichannel Capabilities analyst Mim Burt and I discuss the implications of the Internet of Things...

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