Shaping Retail’s Future: Learning and Insights from NRF 2018

Some of the best moments from this year’s NRF Expo highlighted the opportunities retailers have to grow and reinvent the industry in 2018. At Retail’s Big Show, attendees learned from engaging speakers, experienced new innovations in retailing and left with insights that’ll help their brands refocus on customer needs, building experiences that will build business…

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What’s Trending at NRF 2018: Personalization, Digital Transformation and Increased Agility

NRF 2018 is revealing trends and insights that will shape retailers’ business decisions, and customer experiences, throughout the year ahead. Here are some of the topics being discussed among JDA customers, partners and analysts at this year’s conference. The Challenge of Digital Transformation Retailers are still working to define what digital transformation will mean for…

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Join JDA at NRF and Learn Why the Future of Retail is Now

What will the future of retail look like? What sets disruptive retailers apart from others? And how will your brand adapt to win in a fast-changing marketplace? Join JDA at NRF 2018, Retail’s Big Show, in New York City and you’ll find answers to those questions as well as inspiration to guide your brand’s digital…

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The Growing Digital Connection Between Businesses and Consumers

I recently attended the CEWIT2017 Conference at the Center for Wireless and Information Technology’s facility at beautiful Stony Brook University in New York. This is one of the premier conferences in the development and application of emerging technologies, and it does an excellent job of bringing together academic research and industrial innovation in one forum.…

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The Changing Face of Black Friday: How 2017’s Biggest Shopping Weekend Points to Retail’s Future Evolution

Don’t be too quick to despair at headlines predicting Black Friday’s demise and proclaiming that the End Times for retail are at hand. Rumors of retail’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Industry analysts expect a Black Friday weekend that reflects consumers’ changing buying habits and the impacts of promotions and tactics that reflect those realities.…

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Apply Yourself to Everything You Do

After spending some time with Donna Williams, it’s clear that once she puts her mind to something, she succeeds. She’s an enterprise solution architect and a U.S. veteran, having served eight years in the U.S. Navy. Donna joined the military in her 20s after deciding that she wanted to serve her country. That decision resulted…

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