There's a good lesson here on new ways to use stores to drive business across channels.
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.
Will you adapt your business to take advantage of automation, growing your sales and increasing your internal efficiencies? Or will you be a victim of automation, another worker displaced because you lack unique skills?
Video is the new medium required to package successful branding. The following are my current favorite future predicting retail technology videos.
For the past five years, Ford has been publishing a list of global micro trends. The company calls it "a compilation of the most compelling movements across the globe that are shaping how we live, work, and engage with the world around us." Here are my favorite highlights.
Consumers expectations rise every time they have personal experiences which exceed the norm, and they bring those new expectations to retail with them. Retailers must now reach beyond traditional store design to start delivering personalized experiences that customers know are possible today.
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.