Topic "Retail / Wholesale"

The Supermarket of the Future: Is Information and Connectivity more Crucial than Physical Products?

Republished, by popular demand The challenge for supermarkets today is balancing the needs of the customer against their ability to serve those needs. How are supermarkets and food manufacturers preparing their business for e-readiness? What about more customer centricity? Currently, brands are not particularly good at serving consistent product information across in-store and online environments,... more

Commerce Relevancy – The Next Generation of Omnichannel Commerce

Republished, by popular demand How often are you getting emails with “your personal product recommendations”? How personalized and correct are they really? How relevant is your omnichannel information to your customers? Commerce Relevancy is the next wave putting Omnichannel Commerce on another level.   As Information gets more democratic, connecting the dots between master data... more

Start your Saturday with a Glass of Champagne – Transform into a Digital Organization

Who of you enjoy a glass of champagne to start a nice Saturday shopping tour? With this question Michael Stolte started his presentation at Informatica World Tour last week. And there was silence in the audience. Nobody was brave or honest enough to raise the hand. I raised my hand, but also felt a bit... more

Rise of the Global Market Places: When will Amazon and Alibaba own 100% of online sales?

Amazon’s success has made retailers and brands revisit their digital strategy. The need for speed, creativity and understanding the customer, have climbed to ew heights with the digital transformation. Uber is the world largest taxi company without any vehicles, Airbnb is the biggest accommodation provider but does not own any real estate. Alibaba does not... more

“I’m Sorry – You have the Wrong Number.”

The big news out of my hometown, is their battle over the past few weeks to be named Kraft’s Hockeyville — a competition to find the biggest ice hockey town in the United States. Johnstown, a former steel city in Western Pennsylvania — famous for the movie Slapshot, has made it to the final round.... more

Retailers: Who’s Checking Out Your Data?

Secure Your Data, Before It Becomes Front Page News In 2014 we saw many retailers suffer at the hands of hacker’s intent on stealing customer credit card details and personal information. With Target, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, Albertsons & SuperValu, all getting plenty of coverage in the press, resulting in significant financial loss and impacting consumer confidence.... more