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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.

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?

4 Inventory Metrics You Should Track (and How to Do It)

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

If you're not tracking your inventory numbers, you're losing money. Here are the top inventory metrics retailers should know — and how to measure them.

After 30 Years in Retail, Here’s What I Know For Sure

submitted by Kevin Graff

Team Graff Spotlight: Mary
As we busy ourselves with all the prep for RCC’s STORE Conference, I found myself going down memory lane, back to the first STORE Conference I ever attended. That’s when I did the math and realized, this is my 30th anniversary of working in the retail industry!

Hiring Retail Sales Associates and Managers? Here’s How to Get It Exactly Right

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Hiring for your retail store? These tips and templates will ensure you find the best person for the job.

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.

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.

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.

8 Important Lessons Brick-and-Mortar Merchants Can Pick Up From Ecommerce

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Some brick-and-mortar merchants see ecommerce as the force that’s grabbing market share and taking customers away from offline stores. We don’t think this is the case. The way we see it, physical and digital retail aren’t rivals — they’re allies.

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.