Newsletter | June 4, 2019

06.04.19 -- Retail 2019: The Thinning Of The Herd Continues

 
Retail IT Insights
The Right Approach To Personalization
Guest Column | By Lars Fiedler, Periscope By McKinsey

Retailers and brands have an abundance of data readily available to gain insights on consumers, but harnessing the power of personalization to target individual shoppers with the right message, at the right time, and via the right channel is proving challenging for most.

Retail Supply Chain Outlook: Elevating The Consumer’s Shopping Experience
White Paper | Radial

Retail is going through a critical period of change as market dynamics shift and differentiation via service becomes the focus. This new Gartner research report identifies what this means for retail operations and other key findings.

Retail 2019: The Thinning Of The Herd Continues
Guest Column | By Keith Jelinek, Rick Maicki, Darren Morrison, David Simon, and Mike Casey, BRG

Store closures thus far in 2019 have already exceeded 2018 totals, and several major retailers have filed for bankruptcy. Is this the continuation of a retail apocalypse, or could it be a thinning of the herd that will see retail emerge stronger and better able to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing landscape?

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The Race To Capitalize On E-Commerce Growth
Guest Column | By Chris Blickhan, DHL Supply Chain North America

To ensure you are able to continue to confidently grow your e-commerce sales and increase profitability, it is critical you and your business are able to tackle three important IT challenges.

How To Create The Next Generation Of E-Commerce
Guest Column | By Roland Gossage, GroupBy Inc.

Retailers are always on the lookout for the next technological trend that will win over shoppers and increase profit margins. It therefore comes as no surprise that recently we’ve seen several advances in checkout and last-mile fulfillment processes. However, most of these advancements focus on the last stage of the customer journey: conversion. With their focus on conversion, retailers are overlooking a stage that is just as important — the consideration stage.

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