Retail Transformation 

By Retail Performance Solutions | Interesting Digital Capabilities to keep an eye on.

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 …

Restaurants

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 …

eCommerce

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

Amazon significantly expanded its army of warehouse robots in 2016, according to a report by The Seattle Times.<p>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% …

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

Maturing e-commerce providers FreshDirect and Peapod are not growing nearly as quickly as their younger competitors but they maintain an edge in …

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 …

eCommerce