Alibaba one-ups Amazon by building a mall for retailers!

submitted by Chris Petersen

Future of retail success is literally being created around new ways to meet consumer expectations.

Is Ecommerce Really Killing Brick and Mortar Retail? (a Q&A with Neil Saunders)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

We found the real culprit behind the "death" of physical retail. Read our Q&A with retail analyst Neil Saunders to discover what's driving shoppers away.

7 Critical retail questions requiring new metrics and collaboration

submitted by Chris Petersen

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. Retailers have always measured sales at a location. With today’s customers, how those purchases occur and flow across channels is just as important as the final sale receipt.

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.

Ultimate Irony – Amazon building warehouse at former US Mall

submitted by Chris Petersen

There is no place to hide or safe category, in order to survive retailers of all sizes must have solutions for the “last mile” to your door.

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.

Forget the 4Ps … 4Cs are not enough … The new 4Es of Retail

submitted by Chris Petersen

The 4Ps are dead. Successful retailers are now differentiating through the 4Es – Experience, Everywhere, Exchange, and Evangelism

The Correlation Between Brand Value and the Most Admired Global Companies

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Meet the 2017 World Most Admired Technology and Retail Companies. Lead, by actualizing your personal and professional brand value dream by engaging passionately with employees / customers and you will be most admired.

An Epic “Chicago Way” Celebration Toast

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Fellow professionals, listening to all of you engage today in the User Group activities was a great reminder of one of my favorite personal quotes, "retail is a team sport". Reflecting on the day, two motivating themes loomed Passion and Being First.

The Royal Millennials and Magical Retail Experiences

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

It is not about stores versus online. Shoppers increasingly are blind to the differences. The consumer is the channel. Millennials and future generations as the rulers of retail will expect many magical differentiated experiences.