Analyst Corner

Analyst: Greg Buzek

Why Did Toys ‘R’ Us Fail?

(No official announcement made, but vendors not being paid and gift cards not being accepted) One of the frustrations in pushing back against the false Retail Apocalypse narrative are situations like Toys ‘R’ Us that people will point to and say – what about them?  It’s pretty easy to find […]

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Webinar Replay – Cost of Cash

Retailers are facing a radically changing consumer.  The rise of online shopping is forcing retailers to not only update their technologies but the ways in which they engage their customers.  Things like mobile ordering, Click and Collect, Buy online and Pickup in Store (BOPIS) are requiring new processes and more […]

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Why Updated POS is Critical – Webinar Replay

The following is the replay of the webinar “Why Updated POS is Critical to Unified Commerce Success“.  In this webinar we discuss how retail leaders are driving transformational changes in retail, the core systems required as foundations for that change and where mobile and cloud fits into the portfolio of solutions.  […]

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Apple’s gift to retail, threat to privacy

If you have updated your iPhone or iPad you might not have realized this change to the way the Control Center handles WI-FI and Bluetooth settings.  In previous OS releases, when you turned off these settings in the Control Center, it actually turned off the radios. But the change in […]

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Hidden Game Changer in Amazon Announcement

Late yesterday Amazon announced that they were going to close on the Whole Foods acquisition on Monday, August 28th. Not surprisingly, they announced immediate dropping of prices on a handful of items, the beginning integration of the IT systems, Amazon lockers in store for product pickup, and a few other […]

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Debunking the Retail Apocalypse

US retail is undergoing some significant change, but not nearly the retail apocalypse that is being portrayed in the media.  In fact, retail is growing – at a healthy pace.  Part of this is the way that the government releases data (month to month growth), a good portion of the […]

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NewsFlash: Retail in US grew 4.1% in Q1 2017

FAKE NEWS, FAKE NEWS…. At the risk of going political on you, if you read the mainstream news after the latest US Department of Commerce report you see headlines like “Retail Apocalypse” and “Retail Death Spiral”.  At best these show lazy reporting, at worst absolute fake news. Somewhere along the […]

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Kelly Sayre Joins IHL Group

IHL Group is pleased to announce that Kelly Sayre has joined the team to broaden our coverage of the retail, eCommerce and consumer package goods IT market.  Sayre will also take the lead in growing the company’s media marketing efforts through podcasts, short videos, and webinars showcasing IHL content. “Analysts must […]

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Amazon Has A TIGIR By The Tail

The single biggest problem that retailers are facing today is how to compete with Amazon.  While retailers have been arguing over whether the company is profitable in retail, Amazon has changed the game.  They are both a technology company and an endless aisle retailer with options for delivery in less […]

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