EDITOR'S DESK

  • Advice On Voice
    Advice On Voice

    In the upcoming March/April 2018 issue of Retail Executive, I dedicate my Viewpoint article to voice commerce, a topic we’ll be covering more diligently as the technology progresses. As such, I caught up with Saeed Amidi, CEO of Plug and Play Tech Center and Retail Executive Editorial Advisory Board member to get his take on the progression of the technology and how retailers should utilize it.

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  • Staying Competitive With Empowered Consumers
    Staying Competitive With Empowered Consumers

    To build engagement and understand customers, you have to know who they are, what they want, and what’s important to them. The good news is, there is a lot of data to aid in this understanding.

  • Insights Are Uniquely Tied To Location
    Insights Are Uniquely Tied To Location

    Location-based technology provides insights that retailers can’t find anywhere else. It allows the interrogation of structured and unstructured data about customer interactions with retailers across channels. Smart maps show where people work and play, where they travel, and what their priorities are. That data is critical to strengthening customer engagement.

  • Customer Centricity In The New Retail Landscape
    Customer Centricity In The New Retail Landscape

    It’s more important than ever to be customer-centric, because competitors reach customers across channels with increasing velocity. Successful companies use data to maintain a very sharp focus on enhancing their value proposition. Location data is critical to understanding customers and adding value to their retail experiences.

  • Confused About Blockchain And Cryptocurrency? Read On.
    Confused About Blockchain And Cryptocurrency? Read On.

    Blockchain and cryptocurrency: the beloved buzzwords of the technology world. Due to their radical potential, these emerging technologies have been shrouded in doubt and confusion. Yet, even as awareness and adoption have steadily grown in recent years, many experts venture to call this silent revolution the fastest growing digital technology since the internet.

  • Revolutionizing Retail: Expert Dana Telsey Shares Latest Trends
    Revolutionizing Retail: Expert Dana Telsey Shares Latest Trends

    For all the colossal change the retail industry has undergone in recent years, the retail revolution is only getting started, according to Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group (TAG). Thanks to changing consumer behavior and the new ways of purchasing, retail sales are continuing to grow, Telsey said at recent Grow Live events in New York and Los Angeles. With consumer confidence at a high, brands and retailers need to give consumers a reason to spend.

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  • How To Achieve Retail Supply Chain Excellence -- Building The Consumer Proposition
    How To Achieve Retail Supply Chain Excellence -- Building The Consumer Proposition

    In todays' customer-centric world, retailers must put consumer needs at the heart of supply chain and fulfillment operations. Retailers need inventory management that is optimized for cross-chain product availability and fulfillment and returns that provide a frictionless experience for the customer.

  • 5 Key Trends For Smarter eCommerce Fulfillment
    5 Key Trends For Smarter eCommerce Fulfillment

    Half of US households have an Amazon Prime membership and have come to expect free, two day shipping. So now eCommerce executives are challenged to develop delivery strategies to compete with Amazon’s delivery capabilities in order to retain their best customers; and do it without losing money.

  • A Collaborative Supply Chain Makes Omnichannel Success Possible
    A Collaborative Supply Chain Makes Omnichannel Success Possible

    Today’s ‘anytime, anywhere’ shoppers have big expectations for retailers, and they had better keep up or be prepared to lose a sale, or even a customer for life. This demand for service has created an urgency which retailers must meet, and it begins with the supply chain.

  • Retail Technology Report Reveals Trends And Buying Behaviors
    Retail Technology Report Reveals Trends And Buying Behaviors

    Total Retail surveyed its retail executive audience to understand current and future retail technology trends and buying behaviors. The results show that while innovative retail technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, chatbots (i.e., artificial intelligence), and drones get a lot of media attention for how they’re going to disrupt the industry — it’s more basic solutions like marketing automation software, video and mobile websites that currently have retailers’ attention.

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  • Staying Competitive With Empowered Consumers
    Staying Competitive With Empowered Consumers

    To build engagement and understand customers, you have to know who they are, what they want, and what’s important to them. The good news is, there is a lot of data to aid in this understanding.

  • Insights Are Uniquely Tied To Location
    Insights Are Uniquely Tied To Location

    Location-based technology provides insights that retailers can’t find anywhere else. It allows the interrogation of structured and unstructured data about customer interactions with retailers across channels. Smart maps show where people work and play, where they travel, and what their priorities are. That data is critical to strengthening customer engagement.

  • Customer Centricity In The New Retail Landscape
    Customer Centricity In The New Retail Landscape

    It’s more important than ever to be customer-centric, because competitors reach customers across channels with increasing velocity. Successful companies use data to maintain a very sharp focus on enhancing their value proposition. Location data is critical to understanding customers and adding value to their retail experiences.

  • Confused About Blockchain And Cryptocurrency? Read On.
    Confused About Blockchain And Cryptocurrency? Read On.

    Blockchain and cryptocurrency: the beloved buzzwords of the technology world. Due to their radical potential, these emerging technologies have been shrouded in doubt and confusion. Yet, even as awareness and adoption have steadily grown in recent years, many experts venture to call this silent revolution the fastest growing digital technology since the internet.

  • Revolutionizing Retail: Expert Dana Telsey Shares Latest Trends
    Revolutionizing Retail: Expert Dana Telsey Shares Latest Trends

    For all the colossal change the retail industry has undergone in recent years, the retail revolution is only getting started, according to Dana Telsey, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Telsey Advisory Group (TAG). Thanks to changing consumer behavior and the new ways of purchasing, retail sales are continuing to grow, Telsey said at recent Grow Live events in New York and Los Angeles. With consumer confidence at a high, brands and retailers need to give consumers a reason to spend.

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    For many businesses, a core determining factor in their future is the answer to one simple question: Is Amazon a friend or foe?

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