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Jerry Sheldon

Jerry Sheldon


In addition to having a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Jerry also has an MBA from the University of Miami with a specialty in Marketing and Marketing Research. He brings over 20 years of business experience in engineering and management through assignments with Pratt Whitney - United Technologies, Georgia Tech School of Mathematics, and Milliken & Company.

Jerry is our resident rocket scientist. In his previous employment he was managing a stress testing laboratory on the Space Shuttle engines. In the field of retail technology, Jerry has researched and authored analyst reports on Price Optimization, POS Software Systems, Printers, and Workforce Management Solutions. Jerry also provides the development expertise and analytics that go into our Retailer Technology Data Service Sophia and our Retail and CPG IT Spend models.

Jerry has been quoted by The Atlanta Journal Constitution, RIS News, Hospitality Upgrade, BusinessWeek, Retail Technology Quarterly, and Investor's Business Daily, among others. Jerry has also appeared on Fox News Live and Fox Business discussing mobile commerce.

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  • How the Prime Challenge is Opportunity for Retailers

    Amazon Prime continues to radically transform consumer behavior. The advent of free two-day shipping, membership, and other benefits from Amazon provide a compelling reason for consumers not to visit stores. Retailers are actually driving consumers to Amazon by not addressing issues important to their customers. This study points to what […]

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  • Click and Fail – How Click and Collect Still Needs Improvement

    The following video highlights data from recent research from IHL Group on Ecommerce orders that are not for delivery, but for pickup at the local retail store.  There are many challenges with Click and Collect profitability depending on the segment.  In some cases the loss of impulse items makes for […]

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  • Beyond the Retail Apocalypse to a Bright Future – coming soon!

    IHL Group will be reprising our most successful study, “Debunking the Retail Apocalypse”. Our report last year saw 5x more downloads with greater worldwide news coverage, meaning more exposure for the Sponsors. In fact, we still average 10 downloads per day a year later! The new study, “Beyond the Retail […]

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