Podcast: The Challenges of Retail Pricing

Pricing would be so much easier if you had a crystal ball or a magic lamp to show you what to do. But here in the real world, technology is making it easier for retailers to get deep customer insights to guide pricing and promotions strategies. I had the opportunity to talk to three retail…

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Trucking Companies Boosted Hiring At Fastest Pace Since 2015

Friday in 5 – Interesting news from across the supply chain landscape, served up in one spot to keep you up-to-date. This week: A hot freight market has spurred hiring by trucking companies; Nordstrom invests in personalization technology; Walmart expands its grocery delivery service; growth in e-commerce increases demand for fast payments; and some employees…

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New RSR Report Highlights IT Investment Challenges Retailers Are Facing

Many retailers have underspent on technology in recent years. Weighed down by legacy software and siloed business processes, a lot of retailers have been guilty of making technology investment decisions reactively rather than proactively, even as their customers have embraced internet-connected mobile devices that have fundamentally changed retail. In a new benchmark report sponsored by…

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Should Every Retailer Try To Be a Disruptor?

RSR has just published an analysis of retail disruptors in partnership with JDA Software, looking at what disruptors do differently, and what they do similarly to other retailers. We’ve already addressed some myths about disruptors. But as every retailer struggles with taking on or adapting to disruption, let’s take a look at whether being a disruptor…

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Time to Dispel Some Common Myths About Disruptive Retailers

We know the rest of the retail industry chases disruptors, but wanted to understand what exactly they are chasing. What makes for a retail disruptor? This week, we’ll focus on what they are not by dispelling the seven myths about retail disruptors. Frankly, we were surprised by what we found. Myth #1: Disruptors Are Very Large…

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