Analyst Corner

On Demand: Good News/Bad News – Future of Grocery and CPG Retailers

Covid-19 has changed grocery retailing forever. Trends that were slowly moving went into hyperdrive as retailers adjusted to click and collect and local delivery options. But these are only the tip of the iceberg for changes affecting the industry as they are hitting traditional solutions and even the overall technical architecture of the store […]

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OnDemand: Top 7 IoT Trends for 2021

How will the results of the US election affect holiday spend or retail in 2021?  Also, what are the top IoT trends, the challenges of the data created by the devices and how to know the best way to ensure HQ, stores, and supply chain have the right data they […]

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OnDemand: Leveraging Pandemic Lessons Learned to Ensure Holiday Success

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s more important than ever for retailers to adopt agile store execution and labor operations processes that can help quickly adapt to rapidly changing circumstances while achieving margin, sales, and service goals.  In this session, Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group, and Jennifer Myers, Solutions […]

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Replay: Retail on the Edge

The proliferation of computing devices at the store, the increased use of computer vision, RFID, video analytics, self-service, mobile devices, and all other things IoT have pushed the limits of current retail infrastructure. Add to this a 750% growth in the use of microservices and retailers and hospitality establishments are racing to implement an edge-computing […]

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Replay: Recapture 10.3% of Same Store Sales

Increasing same-store sales are a critical KPI in the retail industry. Yet whether they realize it or not, retailers are losing up to 10.3% of same-store sales due to one simple, yet completely avoidable issue: inventory inaccuracies. From pricing discrepancies to unexpected out of stocks to planogram non-compliance, few issues […]

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COVID-19’s $11.5b Impact on IT Spend

Worldwide, COVID-19 is having disastrous impacts on consumer spending.  IHL’s current forecast for consumer spending is a reduction of $1.6t in sales worldwide, just under 10%.  And it is the smaller retailers losing the most by far.  But not all segments are doing poorly.  While Specialty Stores and Departments Stores […]

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