The Top TEN NRF 2017 Retail Technology Headlines

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Retail Success is a Team Sport - For the106th Annual Convention & EXPO in New York this past week, NRF forecasted 35,000 attendees. Continuing my annual tradition, following are the top ten trends spotted at NRF 2017.

Retail Wars – Is Amazon the death star or rebel alliance?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Both Amazon and Walmart are aggressively changing the rules of retail in the US, as well international markets. For any retailer competing to survive, the one real threat is "death by mediocrity" and lack of differentiation.

Three Lessons from the 2016 Global Retail Shopping Season

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

As we are in the middle of the paramount shopping season, special focus was on three important retail holidays. Black Friday is Becoming Cyber Monday while substantially being overtaken by Singles Day.

Five Global Ingredients Driving the Age of Disruption – Part 2

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Welcome to a transformational 2017 were the recipe for success will require navigating geopolitical risks, an ever faster new technology pace, new data economy business models, mobile connected savvy consumers, and all of us being able to shop will we drop.

Five Global Ingredients Driving the Age of Disruption – Part 1

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

For a transformational 2017, five key ingredients need to be closely monitored and navigated in building a successful global business formula. For now adjust your business sail and confidently cruise through these first three winds of change.

The Bright Future of Retail – Olá Brazil

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Two weeks ago, had the pleasure of speaking to the Board of Directors at two major Brazil apparel retailers. An updated view on "The Disruptive Future of Retail" was the message. Retail disruption, driven by technology, will accelerate.

Flying Past Middle Age Loyalty Programs Anxiety

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Thirty five years later, it's interesting to contrast the evolution and current state of loyalty programs in both the airline and retail industries. What's the future of loyalty programs?

The Top 3 Retail Technology Inventions of All Time

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Have been debating for some time the top 3 retail technology inventions of all time. From history, a few of the candidates considered.....The Gold medal champion of 2016 is......

The 2030 Emerging Markets $5.5 Trillion Retail Swing – The Innovation Ascendancy of Asia

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Summary of two great retail reports from AT Kearney on the opportunities in Emerging Markets. Retail growth is not a given. Asian markets are responding by getting closer to consumers with innovation

Honoring The Past By Focusing On The Future

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Sensormatic retail brand was a reminder that it is important to honor the past. Steve Jobs was wrong. Always honor the past, but remember to focus on celebrating the potential bright future ahead.