Are You Ready to Sell Direct?

It’s never been easier to customize the shopping experience — from product personalization to a myriad of purchasing and delivery options — to meet your specific needs. This shift has many companies adjusting their strategies to capture more e-commerce sales, developing processes to meet the “segment of one” with more personalized products and services. For…

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A Blueprint for Omni-channel Profitability

Omni-channel commerce continues to be among the hottest topics in supply chain management and retail operations for retailers, manufacturers, and distributors along the end-to-end value chain. A self-reinforcing cycle between technology adoption and consumers promises to make it even hotter in years to come. Technology enables omni-channel engagement, which leads to increasingly sophisticated consumer engagement,…

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Food Retailers and E-Commerce: An Interview with Gartner’s Mike Griswold, Part II

Supply Chain Nation recently interviewed Gartner Research Vice President, Mike Griswold, on the current trends in food retailing. In Part 1 of this blog Mike covered the biggest challenges they face today and in the future. In this post, Mike dives deeper into the most exciting challenge today, e-commerce. SCN: U.S. food retailers have been…

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Will You Survive the Retail Death 2.0?

Are We Witnessing the Death of the Big-Box Store? Following Best Buy’s headlong decline, Christopher Matthews of Time asks this very observant question. He notes: “It’s possible that the forces of e-commerce and advancing technology are too great to effectively combat and that specialized superstores are no longer efficient.” Are we really entering “the death of retail 2.0?”

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