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Retail Digital Investments Pay Off

by Robert Hetu  |  November 27, 2018

The improving economy, low unemployment, tax cuts and lower gas prices finally proved that there is not a retail apocalypse. Pent up demand is driving a great start to the...

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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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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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Social Commerce a Winner for Some Multichannel Retailers

by Robert Hetu  |  September 20, 2016

Social media is one of five technologies comprising a digital business platform. Its influence on shopper behavior continues to evolve. While some multichannel retailers are learning to navigate the ever-changing...

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The Sky Is Falling; Retail Bedtime Stories

by Robert Hetu  |  January 28, 2016

Yet another headline came into my email today "Do Macy's Troubles Mean The End Of The Department Store?". The financial markets and pundits are going insane so its time to...

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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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Strategy, Selling, and Segmentation

by Hank Barnes  |  November 4, 2014

I am reading a fantastic book right now.  It is called Aligning Strategy and Sales by Frank Cespedes, published by Harvard Business Review Press.  For those that have been following our...

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The Great Back-to-School Race Begins

by Robert Hetu  |  July 23, 2014

In 2014 retail has been moving between optimism and pessimism as the consumer continues to send signals that they are not yet confident in the U.S. recovery. This magnifies the focus...

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The Myth of EMV

by French Caldwell  |  March 25, 2014

Like most of us, since the Target hack, I've heard statements on how EMV is THE answer to credit card fraud, and how it's been working great in Europe which...

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Target Canada forgets ecommerce, there’s a lesson here

by Robert Hetu  |  March 7, 2014

In an amazing and truly surprising decision to neglect ecommerce Target missed a huge opportunity to take Canada by storm by creating a customer centric and completely integrated multichannel experience. In...

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