Analyst Corner

1 Thing Separates Retailers This Holiday Season

What will separate winning retailers this holiday season?  You might say good marketing, a hot product, strong ecommerce offering?  All of these are important.  But what will separate retailers this holiday season in one specific thing. They have accurate inventory counts that are exposed on their ecommerce sites and they […]

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Recipe for AI/ML Success

In IHL’s recent AI/ML Research (AI/ML Promises, Potential and Pitfalls) 52% of retailers surveys listed AI as a top priority for this year. But technology projects have high failure rates and throwing money at the first initiative that catches your eye is a bad move. What are the key components […]

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Beware of Retail’s Heresy

Often used as to discuss religion, at its core the word heresy is a “truth about something that is taken to an untruthful extreme.” History is rife with examples of a principle or discovery for one thing that was then extended to an area it was never meant to be […]

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Webinar Replay: True Story on Store Openings/Closings

Retail is growing but changing fast.  There are changes required at retailers, malls and properties. This was a webinar shared on 8/14/2019 about store openings and closings. Get the complete list of closings and openings for 1,660 retail companies Download the Webinar Slides Download the Free Report from which the […]

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AI/ML Promise, Potential and Pitfalls

Perhaps there is no technology with more hype in retail than the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.  In fact, we are currently in an arms race for talent.  What are the best practices?  Where do you start?  What are some case studies?  That is the point of […]

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Talkin’ about Shoptalk 2019

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of attending Shoptalk in Las Vegas. This was my first year attending, though it was the fourth year of the event which has grown significantly in each successive year, drawing close to 8,000 attendees ranging from investors, press, analyst, vendors and the retail […]

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One thing stores must do to stay relevant in 2019

IHL’s Greg Buzek, along with 6 other industry colleagues, was recently asked by Aptos what was the one thing retailers must do in 2019 to stay relevant.  See our answers in this unique video flipbook. Click the photo below to access… or go here             […]

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