Industry Insights
Dollar Tree Rolls Out New Family Dollar Store Layouts

Dollar Tree is preparing to roll out new store layouts and private label brands across its Family Dollar discount chain as part of its recovery plan. According to Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser, a brand called Home Line will replace Family Dollar-branded household products, while private label candies will now be under the name Katoomba Candy Co.

Office Depot Shakes Up C-Suite

Office Depot, Inc. has made a number of appointments across its C-suite designed to help better align the company with its new focus.

Reimagining Retail, Brick By Click

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have a massive trump card in their physical locations — one that can be a substantial competitive advantage if retailers can deliver the desired retail experience. However, with foot traffic in U.S. retail stores dropping by more than 9 percent annually over the past several years, the challenge for retailers is in creating meaningful in-store retail experiences that translate to higher customer conversion rates, no matter the channel.

5 Tech Investment Ideas To Make Your QSR More Successful
 

While many restaurant owners are optimistic about the outlook for future business, rising labor costs and a complex legislative and regulatory landscape threaten to cut into their profit potential. One way savvy QSR restaurateurs are overcoming these challenges is by investing in new IT solutions — especially those solutions geared toward improving operational efficiencies and improving the customer experience.

From Innovative Retail Technologies Magazine
Real-Time Customer Interaction, Enabled By IoT
By Matt Pillar

As the IoT (Internet of Things) hype cycle finds its fifth gear, there are plenty of pundits, vendors, analysts, and tech futurists contemplating the great potential of a granularly connected retail enterprise. No matter your purview of retail operations, regardless of your disciplinary responsibilities as a retail exec, there are countless reasons to get excited about the prospect of seamless data sharing and interconnectivity among a growing host of devices, equipment, and infrastructure.

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