Industry Insights
Marc Lore: Walmart Still Catching Up To Amazon

Walmart CEO Marc Lore admits that the retail giant is still playing catch-up with Amazon as it implements its concerted e-commerce initiatives. At the Bloomberg Breakaway Summit in New York, Lore stated, “There are certainly areas where we are playing defense, and we’re behind and need to catch up. One example is the long-tail categories that we’re going after with acquisitions.”

How Retailers Are Unequipped For Modern Commerce

As retailers face growing pressure to facilitate seamless transactions across a variety of touchpoints, they are failing to adequately equip themselves to perform. Despite the growing importance of cross-channel commerce, a new study from 1WorldSync has found that 60 percent of retailers have invested less than 20 percent of their total commerce budget on digital and mobile commerce expansion in the last year.

SMR Strategies For Digital Transformation

Small to midsize retailers (SMRs) have an advantage — size — and agility and nimbleness to consistently meet consumer needs. Or do they? This report describes some of the common capabilities that retailers possess in order to create and capitalize on agility to outperform the competitive field. This year we ask several IDC Retail Insights experts what they recommend small to midsize retailers do in several key functional competency areas.

How London Harness Keeps Customers Happier With 4-Second Chip Cards

Wellesley’s London Harness has been a town institution since 1951. The company specializes in leather goods, particularly luxury bags and luggage, and they also offer a wide array of other gifts and services including engraving and monogramming for customers and corporations.

From Innovative Retail Technologies Magazine
Is There Enough Millennial Mindshare In Merchandising
By Matt Pillar, senior executive editor

An RSR analyst expresses concern that merchandising emphasis is skewed too heavily toward Generation X.

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