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#notmyretailapocalypse – Fact, Fiction or pending Reality?

submitted by Chris Petersen

Rising consumer expectations are creating unprecedented demands disrupting traditional retail. CEOs not only must deliver quarterly profit, but also cope with a new reality - "the future ain't what it used to be".

Are Amazon online cost advantages eroding?

submitted by Chris Petersen

While pure ecommerce has consistently achieved double-digit growth, trends indicate that historical ecommerce cost advantages are eroding. Today’s hybrid “phygital” retail models can compete if they also meet customer expectations.

The New Sensormatic Global Retail Shrink Index Revisited

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

In 2017-2018, global retail shrink was $99.56 billion. Covering 14 countries representing 73% of global GDP and 80% of global retail sales, this research is the authoritative document on worldwide loss prevention trends. This post focuses on my two favorite charts from the entire study.

7 Can’t-Miss Education Sessions at RetailNOW 2018

submitted by Jim Roddy

With apologies to the presenters not mentioned in this article, here are 7 “can’t-miss” education sessions for resellers and ISVs at RetailNOW 2018, scheduled for Aug. 5-8 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville.

The Shifting Powers of the Global Top 250 Retailers

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

The rules of retailing "are being rewritten in this time of transformative change. Innovation, integration, and automation will be required to reinvigorate commerce, profoundly impacting the way retailers do business now, and in the future. Global Top 250 retailers, welcome to the disruptive future.

What can America learn from the UK retail sector?

submitted by Kieran Forsey

The US retail sector has already adopted a number of new initiatives from the UK: a rise in private label products, ‘free from’, and increased transparency in product marketing to name a few. Kieran tells us about the pledges CEOs are making across the pond to shape the new face of retail.

Yes, that’s right…it’s YOUR job to make me WANT to come to work

submitted by Kevin Graff

How great would your workplace be if all your staff had positive attitudes, confidence, determination, and loyalty? What would it be like if they worked with meaningful purpose and provided mutual support for each other in the work place? Sounds like utopia? This is not an impossible achievement.

Even This Old Dog Can Learn New Tricks

submitted by Kevin Graff

Thirty years into this business. Consider how we might all put on the ‘blinders’ after spending so long doing something. It’s not unusual to think you have the right answer to almost everything. Success breeds confidence. You just have to make sure that confidence doesn’t get in the way.

Spotlight on Success … Retail Rock Stars!

submitted by Kevin Graff

Our VP, Linda Montalbano came back raving about two Managers from CANEX (a longtime client of Graff Retail) and we needed to find out why. Meet Nicole and G Money...

Ask Yourself…How’s Your Personal Brand?

submitted by Kevin Graff

If you rely on getting your job done through other people, an assessment of your personal brand could be the difference between people just listening to you or people being inspired by you to do their job with purpose and passion.