Retail M&A Surge Redefining the Game?

A sigh of relief for retailers who welcomed the new year accompanies a sense of apprehension as brands survey the unsettling waters of the retail landscape for 2018. 

What can be done differently? How can we be better? 

These pressing questions, I’m almost certain, crossed most retailer’s minds.  

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Topics: brick-and-mortar retail, retail spending, retail mergers and acquisitions, retail analytics

12 Days ’til Christmas: The Crucial Last Mile for the Holiday Season

This past month was HUGE for online retail. 

Seriously—record-breaking e-commerce sales filled my news feed immediately after Black Friday weekend and Cyber Monday. Even Thanksgiving Day turned around some unexpected results. According to Adobe Analytics, Americans spent a record $6.59 billion online on Cyber Monday alone.

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Topics: brick-and-mortar retail, ecommerce, consumer insights, retail analytics, artificial intelligence, fulfillment, ship-from-store, shipping

The State of Fashion 2018 Report: Personalization, AI and a Startup Mentality

I can’t believe the end of the year is right around the corner. Wipe the sweat off your forehead because you just survived 2017 (well, almost)—a major feat in retail considering the numerous bankruptcies and store closures we’ve witnessed the past year. That aside, the fashion industry is undergoing a tremendous transformation, leaving a vacuum open for new competition and LOTS of experimentation. Before I start dissecting all the trending holiday shopping reports as we inch closer and closer to Christmas, it’s imperative for fashion retailers to get ahead on what’s to come when 2018 rolls around.

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Topics: brick-and-mortar retail, ecommerce, consumer insights, consumer spending, retail analytics, artificial intelligence, fashion, 2018

Monday Mélange for Oct 16, 2017

3 Retail Stories Worth Reading from the Last Week (or so)

Welcome to your weekly mélange of retail news! This is where we look at the previous week (ish) of retail news, events, and activities to hopefully enlighten your day with a story that may have fallen through the cracks. 

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Topics: retail news, top stories, retail analytics, monday melange, predictive analytics

The AI Advantage: Jump on the Train or Get Left Behind

It wasn’t too long ago when the news of a computer beating a human at a traditional board game spread across the artificial intelligence community like wildfire. By mimicking the human brain, a computer successfully won against a professional at Go, an ancient eastern board game some AI researchers considered incredibly "computationally demanding." The thought of a computer beating a human expert at this game didn't even exist a little over a decade ago!

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Topics: artificial intelligence, machine learning, retail analytics, personalization

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