‘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.

U.S. shift to “automation nation” can benefit retail IT resellers – or wreck them

submitted by Jim Roddy

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?

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.

Five Great Videos That Define The Future of Retail

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

Video is the new medium required to package successful branding. The following are my current favorite future predicting retail technology videos.

A Happy Social Mobile Sustainable Wiser 2017

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

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.

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.

5 Things retailers can learn from booking a “smart” cruise!

submitted by Chris Petersen

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.

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.