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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.

6 Signs You Are A Leader In Service Of Others

submitted by Kevin Graff

It still shocks me how many leaders feel they’ve more than just earned their positions. They believe they deserve their positions. They believe their teams work for them. They represent the old pyramid style of leadership structure. Someone forgot to tell them them times have changed.

6 Small Business Saturday Tips to Help You Drive Traffic and Sales on November 25

submitted by Francesca Nicasio

Small Business Saturday is huge for SMBs. Here are six practical tips (plus examples) to help you get the most out of the day.

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.

Have You Lost The Human Touch?

submitted by Kevin Graff

There’s no doubt that the growing popularity of e-learning has made it easier for retailers to deliver consistent, cost-effective training to the masses. A positive step for retailers, but it does beg the question, “Have you lost the human touch when it comes to training your frontline teams?”

A Need for Smart Car Innovation Speed

submitted by Tony D'Onofrio

The “passenger economy” created by the convergence of autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing will be worth $7 trillion a year by 2050. In USA, consumers spend 1.2 billion hours per week driving to the mall, finding parking, wondering around aisles, checking out and driving home. Smart Car Innovation.

What’s changing retail – Strategic distributor collaboration

submitted by Chris Petersen

The last mile is not optional. It is a requirement creating new levels of strategic collaboration across the retail ecosystem.

The secret sauce for increasing store conversion – ASK

submitted by Chris Petersen

All too often senior management view staff as a "cost center" instead of an asset. Investing in store managers can pay many dividends in a store's financial success, as well as making stores stand out with customers.