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.

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Auditing: An Essential Tool For Any Effective LP Program
    Auditing: An Essential Tool For Any Effective LP Program

    By monitoring execution and correcting identified deficiencies throughout the year, you can improve compliance, control loss, and keep both employees and customers safe.

  • In Retail, It’s All About Change
    In Retail, It’s All About Change

    Looking at the retail market and IT ecosystem supporting it, 2017 was a year of dramatic change as the trend toward online shopping gained even more momentum.

  • Is Your App Marketing Strategy Truly Mobile-First?
    Is Your App Marketing Strategy Truly Mobile-First?

    Savvy retailers have long been preparing for a mobile-first world of ecommerce, and it’s safe to say that brave new world is officially here. In the US alone, more than 160 million adults have made at least one purchase using a mobile phone. And in a recent global survey of consumers conducted with Imperium and Precision Sample, we found that mobile buying and browsing is now the norm, especially among millennials and Gen Xers.

  • Why Distributors Need To Incorporate eCommerce And Mobile Into The Sales Process
    Why Distributors Need To Incorporate eCommerce And Mobile Into The Sales Process

    As retailers move, almost en masse, to implement omnichannel functionality (e.g., ship to home/return to store, online order/in-store pickup, anytime/anywhere access to inventory) in an effort to effectively meet the rising demands of customers, the movement has significant implications for distributors.

  • Time To Dispel Some Common Myths About Disruptive Retailers
    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.

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RETAIL IT WHITE PAPERS

  • 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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    Compliance Networks

    Compliance Networks is a leading provider of proven, private-cloud vendor performance software solutions for retail supply chain excellence. Since 2000, our suite of solutions have enabled enterprises to improve profitability through continuous improvements in supply chain execution.

  • Retalon
    Retalon

    Retalon is a leading provider of Retail Predictive Analytics solutions for Retailers. Retalon is a transformational approach to the retail industry. From inception, our solutions were built on an integrated analytic platform that takes into account the entire retail business process which produces the highest accuracy possible. Our predictive analytics technology empowered retail businesses with advanced analytics that uncover hidden opportunities, and significantly increase bottom and top lines.

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    Radial

    Radial is the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, enabling brands and retailers to profitably exceed retail customer expectations. Radial’s technical, powerful omnichannel solutions connect supply and demand through efficient fulfillment and transportation options, intelligent fraud, payments, and tax systems and personalized customer care services.

  • NetSuite
    NetSuite

    NetSuite delivers a cloud-based, multi-channel retail management system that brings together NetSuite Retail Anywhere POS with eCommerce, CRM and marketing, merchandising and order management, financials, and warehouse management into a single, centrally-managed solution.

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RILA Retail Asset Protection Conference April 29, 2018 - May 2, 2018
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VENDOR INSIGHTS

  • In Retail, It’s All About Change
    In Retail, It’s All About Change

    Looking at the retail market and IT ecosystem supporting it, 2017 was a year of dramatic change as the trend toward online shopping gained even more momentum.

  • GDPR And Retail: How To Secure And Manage Data, Implement Infrastructure, And More
    GDPR And Retail: How To Secure And Manage Data, Implement Infrastructure, And More

    The number of cyber-security breaches in the past few years has made much of the global population far more aware of the problems of data protection security and often the lack of its complete effectiveness. TAs a result, the European Commission announced an agreement to finalize General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will take affect this May. The primary objective of the GDPR is to give citizens back control of their personal data.  Once GDPR takes effect it will harmonize previous and other data protection regulations throughout the EU. The Retail Solutions network spoke with Dr. Alfred Rolington, GDPR Advisory Board senior cyber security academic and Piers Clayden, legal expert on the GDPR Advisory Board and founder of Clayden Law, about this regulation and what impact it will have on retail.

  • Why Distributors Need To Incorporate eCommerce And Mobile Into The Sales Process
    Why Distributors Need To Incorporate eCommerce And Mobile Into The Sales Process

    As retailers move, almost en masse, to implement omnichannel functionality (e.g., ship to home/return to store, online order/in-store pickup, anytime/anywhere access to inventory) in an effort to effectively meet the rising demands of customers, the movement has significant implications for distributors.

  • Time To Dispel Some Common Myths About Disruptive Retailers
    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.

  • For Merchants, The Future Of Payments Is Everywhere
    For Merchants, The Future Of Payments Is Everywhere

    As e-commerce continues to grow, there’s one thing that’s clear for brick-and-mortar retailers: consumers are no longer obligated to venture out to physical stores every time they want something.

  • How The GDPR Could Affect Your Marketing Strategy
    How The GDPR Could Affect Your Marketing Strategy

    The General Data Protection Regulation will apply to anyone doing business in the EU that handles personal data — it doesn’t matter whether you’re based in the EU or not. One area of interest has been GDPR for marketers and a team of GDPR Advisory Board experts took time to provide straightforward advice and help for those with queries about this new EU legislation.

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    Entry-Level Vendor Compliance Solution

    Compliance Networks announces rCMS Foundation, the latest in vendor compliance solutions for retailers. rCMS Foundation provides on-demand vendor compliance solutions that retailers can have implemented in 30 days or less.

  • Omnichannel Technology
    Omnichannel Technology

    Radial Omnichannel Technology is a modular, cloud-based suite of technology and tools that can be deployed as a comprehensive suite or one module at a time to connect all of your supply to all of your demand. The suite includes intelligent Retail Order Management, Store Fulfillment, Dropship Manager, Payments, Tax & Fraud, Customer Service Tools, and Analytics.

  • Retail Planning
    Retail Planning

    Retalon Planning Solutions are part of one Integrated Solution for Intelligent Retailing that is based on the common Predictive Analytic Platform. This allows the system to account for all mutual dependences of the company Planning and Execution processes, provide users with very high accuracy of each prediction, optimize the entire process, and achieve significant, tangible benefits for the entire organization.

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    NetSuite For Retail

    One complete system covering POS, ecommerce, CRM and marketing, inventory and order management, business intelligence and financials.

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