About the future “DIVERGENCE” of shopping

In the future (…near or far? …time will tell…) we will have two radically different types of shopping:

  • shopping for everyday items
  • shopping for specific, glamorous, out-of-the-ordinary items

Let me get into the details…

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LINK: Retail earnings misses back to levels last seen in Great Recession

Retailers are struggling to accurately predict their earnings, which has implications for their business management.

Source: Retail earnings misses back to levels last seen in Great Recession

Five challenges implementing Retail technology

Successfully creating and implementing retail technology solutions is VERY, VERY hard(*)!

[(*): it is a pain both for Retail Tech Vendors/Solution Providers and for Retailers’ ICT teams]

Just to avoid confusion: retail technology solutions are any mix of hardware, software, expertise, etc. packaged together, whose short description liberally includes terms like Web, Digital, Mobile, Enterprise, Windows/Linux, SQL, etc.]

Let’s discuss some of the most significant challenges. Continue reading

LINK: 5 moves Walmart’s making to compete with Amazon, Target

What the retail giant has done and what’s in store, according to Jet founder and Walmart eCommerce CEO Marc Lore.

Source: 5 moves Walmart’s making to compete with Amazon, Target

LINK: Apple offers a look inside new Michigan Avenue store

Apple is offering a look inside its new store on the banks of the Chicago River, with a roof resembling one of the tech giant’s MacBook laptops.

Source: Apple offers a look inside new Michigan Avenue store