Retail Transformation 

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Exclusive: Walmart.com Redesigns As The Anti-Amazon

The retailer wants to translate the best parts of its stores–like the friendliness of its greeters and the local preferences of its shoppers–for the web.<p>Amazon’s unstoppable growth has set the entire world of retail back on its heels, but at least one company has the footprint to stand in its way. …

eCommerce

What Retail Apocalypse? Reviewing Trends in US Brick-and-Mortar Retail - Coresight Research

China's 'new retail' evolves

BEIJING: A strategic partnership between e-commerce giant Alibaba and the bricks-and-mortar stores of Bailian Group may herald a new era in Chinese …

Hold The Storefront: How Delivery-Only “Ghost” Restaurants Are Changing Takeout

“Ghost restaurants” with no physical location are popping up across the country. Can a restaurant succeed if it’s delivery-only?<p>Hungry New Yorkers ordering meals through such online services as Seamless or Eat24 order everything from sushi to burgers to tacos. But when they order from certain …

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Jet.com founder shakes up Wal-Mart staff

Change is a part of the territory when new leadership comes into a business.<p>Since Wal-Mart completed its acquisition of Jet.com in September, the …

Blockchain Wave Headed Toward CPG and Retail industries

Consumer trust is hard earned and easily lost. In an era where more and more transactions are happening in the Internet ether, finding a way to …

Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses

The newspaper — based in the same city as Amazon's global headquarters — wrote last week that the e-commerce giant now has 45,000 robots across 20 fulfillment centres.<p>That would be a 50% increase from the same time the year before, when the company said it had 30,000 robots working alongside …

Best of 2016 Profitero Insights

The retail landscape has changed dramatically over the last year: we’ve seen Amazon unveil its checkout-free brick-and-mortar concept which could …

Click-and-collect boosts online grocery to $24B in 2017

Online grocery is expected to continue its upward trend, becoming a $24 billion industry in 2017, up from $17 billion in 2016. The boom is attributed …

Evolve or perish: The grocery store of 2017

Grocery amounted to a more than $600 billion industry in the United States in 2016, as grocery sales remained a critical centerpost for not only …

Peapod rules basket size in online grocery study

Technology is Killing The Middle of The Grocery Store. Is the Fresh Edge Next?

Been to a grocery store lately? It can be depressing.<p>That because the aisles of Safeway and Albertsons are veritable ghost towns nowadays as …

Washing Machines

How established retailers are challenging the challengers

‘By combining their experience with innovation, they have the potential to disrupt on a larger scale’<p>The retail sector is currently polarised between …

The Future of Retail and E-Commerce Trends - BI Intelligence Research

Amazon has an oddly efficient way of storing stuff in its warehouses

If you live in one the 27 cities where Amazon offers its Prime Now service, you can have tens of thousands of items delivered to your door in an hour. On a recent visit to Amazon's Manhattan Prime Now location, we got a peek at how it stocks its shelves, and it looks like a total mess. But there's …

Alibaba restructures e-commerce business to get ready for 'new retail'

2016-12-03 11:17 China Daily <i>Editor: Wang Fan</i><p>Alibaba Group Holding Ltd announced on Friday its plan to restructure its e-commerce business in an …

Comment on The 6 Ds of Tech Disruption: A Guide to the Digital Economy by jonathanbetts

The graphs here are absolutely terrible – and neatly fit under one of your Ds: “deceptive”! When the number of units doubles between any measured …

Innovation

How to Fight Amazon.com, Best Buy-Style

Best Buy’s turnaround strategy should be a model for other retailers scrambling to compete with Amazon.com<p>Best Buy has accomplished what many on Wall Street once considered impossible: It successfully fought off an attack from Amazon.com.<p>The electronics retailer’s operating margins have rebounded …

eCommerce

Walmart Plans To Track Fresh Produce Like Bitcoin

Blockchain is a type of secure database that serves as an unchangeable ledger of information about an object. It was invented to track the movements …

Consumer Protection

Voice recognition technology is expediting the race to frictionless retail

You’re a sales associate at a big-box retailer and a customer just asked whether the latest iPhone 7 is in stock. You proceed to ask your colleague, Stuart, the same question, and he tells you the product is sold out.<p>But there’s something odd about this scenario: You didn’t move an inch, and Stuart …

Customer Experience

How Technology Is Transforming Retail - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM Ocado

<b>By Paul Clarke, Chief Technology Officer, Ocado</b><p>Across the retail landscape, a war is going on, and the battles are being fought on multiple fronts: business models, channels, brands, customers, technologies, and more. Some of these are old scores reignited by new protagonists armed with new …

eCommerce

Has The Subscription Box Boom Turned Into A Bubble?

<i>When it comes to trends in retailing I often turn to Stacy Berns, founder of Berns Communications Group, an expert with decades of experience who knows all of the leading players in the business and is often prescient in her comments. She recently was talking to me about the growing bubble she sees</i> …

E-commerce drives retail experience

LONDON: E-commerce continues to change consumers' expectations of the retail experience, as businesses like Amazon raise the bar in terms of service …

Large CPGs Under Attack by Startups...and Consumers Are Winning

By Erika Malzberg • September 28, 2016<p>by Tien Tzuo, CEO of Zuora.<p>Originally published in TechCrunch.<p>Consumer packaged goods are big business — valued …

Innovation