Take a Retail Test Drive at NRF

Have you ever thought it would be exciting to test drive a Ferrari or some other exotic car? The thrill of experiencing something totally different and exhilarating is hard to pass up even if you’re not a car nut. At NRF Retail’s BIG Show in New York City on January 17-19, 2016, JDA will be…

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Back to the Future: Retailer Meets Customer!

Retail at the dawn of the twentieth century was predominantly corner stores selling basics to the local communities. Customers and shopkeepers knew each other. Even though choice was limited, shoppers mostly found what they needed because the shopkeeper knew what his shoppers wanted. Retail started with personalization and collaboration as core tenets. Fast forward a…

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Can Hospitality Pricing Guide Retail Dynamic Pricing?

Last year Kingfisher’s CEO, Ian Cheshire famously said that “retailers could soon be using ‘dynamic pricing’ in the same way that airlines and hotels do.” His argument was that electronic shelf-edge pricing in stores would allow retailers to display to-the-minute prices across stores, something that one of his companies, Castorama already does, and he plans…

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How Disruptive Technologies in Hospitality Will Shape 2013 and Beyond

Over the recent few years consumer behavior has changed dramatically. Easily available information coupled with the continued economic turmoil has made today’s consumers extremely discerning in their choices around travel. Hoteliers in turn, with access to the same data, have to fight harder to win customers’ loyalty.  Just relying on standard approaches to marketing or…

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