The 2018 Definitive Retail Success Formulas

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

"Step with care and great tact, and remember that Shopping's a Great Balancing Act." Understand first your unique value propositions in the retail model spectrum. Find your technological link to personalized communications with the consumer. Prepare to pivot to new technology platforms

Anatomy of a Well-Designed Store: Retail Design and Layout Insights from Kizer & Bender

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Looking to improve the design and layout of your retail store? This post offers timeless and practical advice you can immediately put into action.

The Quintessential Leadership Success Formula

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Career & Life Advice from Tom Cruise, Don Corleone, & Rocky Balboa . Prepare to succeed through gobs of reticent preparation, have fun knowing that your audience prefers inspiration, and do not ever forget that success is a team sport by saying thank you.

Are these the “best or worst of times” for consumer brands?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Today's omnichannel consumers have created an ecosystem of unprecedented opportunities and complexity.

The Magical Internet-of-Things (IoT) Journey Is Just Getting Started

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

RFID - From Espionage to IoT Immersive Customer Experiences. Brands "are still in the product and service mentality rather than a service and frictionless mentality." The magical Internet-of-Things (IoT) journey with RFID as one of the technologies is just getting started.

When ecommerce dominates, do you compete or collaborate?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Stop thinking about owning end to end sales and focus on collaborative solutions that customers deem as valuable.

The Future of Retail – An ecosystem of strategic collaboration

submitted by Chris Petersen

Consumers are driving a retail renaissance requiring an ecosystem of strategic collaboration to deliver personalization locally.

The Disruptive Future of Retail Loss Prevention

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Consumer Trends Collide with Increased Theft Opportunities. Security business as usual will not be an option. The CXX suite will demand new loss prevention solutions that do not detract from differentiated immersive brand experiences.

Welcome to Omnichannel Retail Loss Prevention

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Zones of Influence and Innovation Chains are the Future of Retail. Retail crime is multi-dimensional and increasingly its dark side thrives on the internet. By the time an offender is at the retail shelf intent on stealing a particular product, substantial online homework has taken place.

Subscriptions are literally sucking the life out of stores

submitted by Chris Petersen

Subscription services are sucking the life out of traditional stores. Retail survival requires aligning with consumer purchase behavior.