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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Podcast: Amazon and Whole Foods: What’s Next?

Following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, prices have fallen and foot traffic is up at Whole Foods Market locations. What’s next for Amazon and Whole Foods? How will the acquisition impact the competitive landscape? And will Amazon use Whole Foods to bring new technologies and staffing approaches to the retail world? In this Supply Chain…

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How to Win in Retail: Be Something Amazon is Not

In a recent CNBC article, Retailers are finally starting to buck Amazon’s takeover, Jim Cramer highlighted some good points about Amazon and the retail industry. However, there was a point that I disagree with, which was how the only way retailers can beat Amazon is to become more like Amazon. After studying retail for over…

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