Analyst Corner

Category: Data Wednesday

COVID-19 FEAR vs Known Facts Known for USA

With all the panic that is out there, we thought it would be prudent to provide some perspective from  the data to give people a reference point.  A couple of notes.  First, this was based on data reported through Saturday.  Secondly, the figures associated here assume that the US cases […]

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Retail/Hospitality IT Spend and the Coronovirus Impact

While the world watches the physical and economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), at IHL we have reviewed and adjusted our IT forecast for retail and hospitality worldwide based on our expectations on the world economy. The economic fundamentals in most markets worldwide are strong outside of this impact. While […]

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Race To The Last Mile

Retailers are racing to complete a variety of last mile fulfillment options.  Few are doing it profitably, but this is the biggest area of transformation in all of retail for 2019-2020.  Solutions around helping retailers to optimize these processes are in great demand.  And there is a major difference between […]

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Stores Don’t Matter? Not So Fast

All the mainstream press wants to say that stores are closing and stores don’t matter.  But according to a recent study by IHL and RIS News of over 300 retail brands, stores will be involved in 86% of all order fulfillment in 2020 through traditional bricks and mortar retailers.  Add […]

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