Analyst Corner

Data Wednesday – RFID Delivers Results

RFID is another one of those 25-year-old technologies that is now an overnight success thanks to changes to retail brought on by COVID. Where most of the energy has been focused on case-level RFID in the past, COVID changed the economics so that every unit item RFID became the greatest […]

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OnDemand: Retail Analytics Webinar

When looking at analytics, there are 4 levels – what happened (Descriptive), why it happened (Diagnostic), what could happen (Predictive), and what should happen (Prescriptive). The data is  clear from this independent research completed in late 2022. The retailers that are using predictive and prescriptive analytics are significantly outperforming retailers […]

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OnDemand: Retail Inventory Benchmark Webinar

Consumers say they are losing trust in their local retailers to be in stock for the items they want to buy. Around the world almost 50% of shopping has now moved online. Is that slowing down or increasing? Our latest survey results share the scary details. We will release the […]

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Who Has The Edge In Retail?

With rapid inflation, rising costs and new challenges from all directions, one technology stands out from our research that aligns with significantly higher sales and profitability for retailers.  What technology gives the edge?  Ironically, Edge Computing. IHL just began the data analysis of our latest research study of over 249 […]

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Retail’s Biggest Threat – An Erosion of Trust

In a recessionary economy around the world, retail certainly is facing numerous daunting challenges as we look to the holiday period and 2023. Higher interest rates, slowing consumer spend, rising inventories (often with the wrong items) and inflation are facing retailers in the short-term, but it is a long-term issue […]

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OnDemand: Can Retailers Handle the Truth?

Consumers say they are losing trust in their local retailers to be in stock for the items they want to buy. Around the world almost 50% of shopping has now moved online. Is that slowing down or increasing? Our latest survey results share the scary details. We will release the […]

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Is This the End of Retail Just-in-Time Inventory?

If there is one thing that has come out of COVID and resulting events since for retailers is that that the current retail supply chain is broken. For the last 25 years retailers moved from a resilient mixed supply chain with manufacturers domestic and abroad to one that is as […]

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