‘Brick mining’: Why a need for data led Fabletics to open stores

submitted by Laura Heller

There's a good lesson here on new ways to use stores to drive business across channels.

Can any traditional retailer survive the “Battle of the Bots”?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Nothing is fair in love, war or retail. Amazon and large retailers are deploying technology that makes it impossible for many retailers to compete. To survive, tomorrow is "day one" to find something to differentiate value.

The Asia Digital Retail Technology Revolution

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

This past week had to pleasure of speaking at the Retail Risk Conference in Singapore. The customized presentation was an opportunity to reassess the state of Asia in the global retail economy. A great retail future ahead.

Want to Create Amazing Customer Experiences? Learn From These 4 Homeware Stores

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

In this post, we tackle the successful strategies of some of the world’s top retailers and offer actionable tips that you can apply in your own business.

Which is more expensive – Omnichannel or retail stores?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Why this is important: On the surface, omnichannel sounds like a panacea to bolster sales. But, some channels are far more costly than stores. CFOs face new challenges of balancing sales versus the increasing cost burden of omnichannel.

What the End of Globalization Means to Retail

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Provided your particular brand has global cache, reverse globalization will not stop the new tech savvy consumers from shopping till they drop. Here is how we got here.

Last Mile – The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

submitted by Chris Petersen

Omnichannel is not cheap. It creates additional layers of infrastructure and costs to sell products through to the end customer. One of most challenging and costly is the "last mile" of delivery.

5 Top Themes for Future Retail Success – TCG Retail Summit

submitted by Chris Petersen

The paradox was that even though the focus of the conference was on technology retail, the innovations were less about applying technology to retail, and much more about how to engage today's omnichannel consumer.

5 Key distributor opportunities in an omnichannel world

submitted by Chris Petersen

Why this is important: In order to survive and thrive, retailers are transforming to omnichannel. That will require new capabilities from distributors to in order to meet consumer expectations of more product choice and delivery on their terms.

Profits Are Hiding in Plain Sight!

submitted by Shah Karim

Profits seem to hiding in plain sight - even in the Gulf. To find them, management has to heed the call for tough actions during tough times. At times like these, businesses have to embrace decisions based on hard facts, and take actions grounded in reality.