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Key Company Strategies from IRCE 2017

I had the pleasure of attending IRCE 2017. The conference covered a range of topics within digital commerce. Below I highlight key company strategies that I think will be crucial in the future of retail. Amazon spends big on technology and logistics As Managing Director for internet companies at RW Baird, Colin Sebastian tracks Amazon’s […]
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Retailing Trends: Shopping Via Voice

Voice-activated assistants are programs that are designed to work with existing digital devices to perform tasks prompted by voice commands. Although their impact in the retailing landscape is still in its nascent stage, they are likely to create new opportunities for retailers in the near future. As voice-activated assistants’ existing features are honed and new […]
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The Race to Bring Groceries Online in the US

Online grocery, especially the purchase of food and beverage products, faces an uphill battle in the US.  Consumers tend to prefer the store experience, especially to inspect the fresh products.  They also hesitate to pay for delivery and do not like waiting at home for the delivery.  Another issue is “out of stocks” that make […]
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Doing Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid Is Not All about Low-Income Countries

Although low-income consumers predominantly concentrate in developing countries, the idea of doing business at the bottom of the pyramid (BOP) is not all about the world’s poorest nations. In developed countries, the number of households with an annual disposable income below US$10,000 (in purchasing power parity – PPP terms) totalled 15.5 million in 2015 and is set […]
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Automation and the Future of Work

The discourse on automation is gaining momentum as A.I. and robotics become increasingly sophisticated, emulating tasks initially performed by humans. This is transforming workplaces as more jobs get automated with strong implications for both governments and entrepreneurs. Automation will have an impact on the competitive landscape for businesses, while governments are likely to be faced […]
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What Would Amazon’s Brick and Mortar Store mean for the Retailing Industry?

Between pop-up kiosks where consumers can test Amazon’s own electronic devices, Amazon’s patented predictive shipping model, and the speculated permanent physical location in New York City, the lines between online and brick-and-mortal retailing continue to blur. Watch the full video to learn more. Between pop-up kiosks where consumers can test Amazon’s own electronic devices, Amazon’s […]
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