Analyst Corner

Category: Amazon

Why Did Toys ‘R’ Us Fail?

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 stories that fuel the narrative but looking just a bit under the hood you see […]

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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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Retail Tech That Moves Sales Needle – Pt 1

If you go to any trade show or look up a technology directory you see hundreds of vendors that promise that their products help increase sales for retailers.  But which ones, once deployed, can actually show a correlation to increased sales? We’ve done the research.  We looked at 30 categories […]

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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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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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