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Gender Pay Equity In Retail: A Long Way To Go
Guest Column | By Natasha Lamb, Arjuna Capital

The Saturday Night Live “Gap Girls” skit spoofing a day in the life of retail workers was right on target then and, unfortunately, remains all too much on point now two decades later. There have been some encouraging signs recently that the retail industry is moving ahead on gender pay equity, but there is still a long way for the sector to go.

Robots In Retail: The Future Is Finally Here
Magazine Article | By Steven Keith Platt, Platt Retail Institute and the Retail Analytics Council, Northwestern University

Robotic introduction into retail stores has seriously lagged behind that of manufacturing and other industries. That's about to change as innovations in cognitive computing — which enables robots to function autonomously within complex environments — are now leading to the introduction of various robots into the front of the store.

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Dispelling 7 Common Myths About Disruptive Retailers
Article | By Paula Rosenblum, JDA Software

What makes for a retail disruptor? Let's focus on what they are not by dispelling the seven myths about retail disruptors. Frankly, we were surprised by what we found.

Leveling The Playing Field In The Age Of Amazon
White Paper | By Radial

While emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, chatbots, and drones get a lot of media attention for how they’re going to disrupt the retail industry, it’s more basic solutions like marketing automation software, video, and mobile websites that currently have retailers’ attention. The theory that you have to learn to walk before you can run certainly applies to the retail executives that participated in Total Retail’s survey on technology trends and buying behaviors.

Why Retailers Need A Vendor Compliance Optimization Program
A conversation with Greg Holder, Compliance Networks

Retailers face daunting and complex challenges with regard to their omni-channel supply chains. There are countless reasons why retailers can’t go it alone. Greg Holder, CEO and co-founder of Compliance Networks, provides detailed solutions, including a vendor compliance optimization (VCO) program, that can help retailers leverage the benefits of supply chain visibility.

Why Distributors Need To Incorporate E-Commerce And Mobile Into The Sales Process
Article | By Epicor Software Corporation

As retailers move to implement omni-channel functionality in an effort to effectively meet the rising demands of customers, the movement has significant implications for distributors.

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