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Zebra Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Retail Store Associates Believe They Can Provide Better ...

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Zebra Technologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today revealed the results of its 11th annual Global Shopper Study, analyzing the attitudes, opinions, and expectations of shoppers, retail associates and retail decision...


What's next for RFID?

In 2003, Walmart launched a pilot program with 100 of its top suppliers and vendors to tag all pallets and cases within two years, but by 2006, the initiative was all but dead. A combination of poor timing on the heels of industry-wide ERP implementation and other IT investments,...


ShopKeep Announces $65 Million Financing to Fund Company's Expansion and Accelerate Growth

As the company approaches its first profitable quarter, ShopKeep maintains its mission to build software that is highly intuitive and simple to use, yet powerful enough to serve as the core operating platform for small independent businesses. Initiatives include expansion of its recently launched ShopKeep Capital service, which provides...


The Digital Supply Network: The Era of Supply Chain Visibility and Tracking

Traditional supply chain practices are being disrupted and forcing leaders to pursue transformative strategies to overcome the challenges of an increasingly complex environment. Determining how to innovate begins with understanding how buyer behavior and technology are shaping the supply chain landscape. The global supply chain is a geographically intensive...


Amazon: Friend or Foe for Retailers This Holiday Season?

Even though Amazon is collecting only 4% of the global ad budget, when it comes to holiday advertising for U.S. based retailers, the channel is punching above its weight class. According to our recent survey, Amazon is right on Facebook's tail, receiving 15 percent of holiday ad spend from...


How China’s First E-commerce Law Will Shape E-tailers’ Future

A new e-commerce law in China will go into effect on January 1, 2019, further regulating the country's online luxury sales market. Cross-border purchases under the new limits will be exempt from duties and receive a 30 percent discount on consumption tax and VAT.This is good news for luxury...


SumoSalad merging with THR1VE, targeting e-commerce

Healthy fast food chain SumoSalad has today announced it has signed a heads of agreement to merge with THR1VE, an omnichannel brand focused on functional nutrition solutions. "The combination of SumoSalad and THR1VE is the first step of what I see as a broader category roll up opportunity. By...


Amazon 4 Star: Maybe Brick-And-Mortar Retail Isn't So Easy After All

First, let me state that I'm a big fan to date of Amazon's forays into physical retail stores. I'm excited to see what happens when the concept scales larger and to see if it can make a foray out of convenience retail and into a larger store. Amazon 4...


China's Biggest Online Travel Agency Is Teaching Etiquette to Bad-Mannered Tourists

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Is Amazon ahead of Flipkart in gross sales? The jury's out

Bengaluru: Some analysts have questioned the methodology used by investment bank Barclays to conclude that Amazon India generated significantly higher sales than Flipkart in the last financial year, sparking a fresh debate about who dominates India's $18 billion online retail market. In a report this week, Barclays said that...


The ups and downs of the life of Gilt Group, interview with Triangle Capital partner Richard Kestenbaum

Richard is a co-founder and Partner of Triangle Capital and has been an investment banker for over 35 years. Richard has a great deal of experience advising clients in merchandising businesses, particularly in the Retail & Consumer sector. Richard is an often-quoted expert on the retail and merchandising industries....


VIDEO: Airbnb on what it's learned from Amazon Prime and its community

Perhaps no travel company has its eye on Amazon as much as Airbnb, which has poached not one but two of the e-commerce giant's executives this year and seems intent on learning from its Amazon Prime strategy. Stephenson was vice president and CFO of Amazon's Worldwide Consumer Organization, which...


It’s the Walmart Way at Flipkart after the Bansals

Walmart acquired 77% of Flipkart paying $16 billion in May to get a stronghold in the e-commerce space, an area which it has struggled to build a presence. "Back then Flipkart didn't have Walmart to back it," said a Flipkart executive, who wanted to stay anonymous. "Flipkart continues to...


Amazon's treatment of sellers comes under scrutiny in Germany

BERLIN - Germany's antitrust authority has launched an investigation into whether U.S. ecommerce giant Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in its relations with third-party retailers who use its website as a marketplace. The move comes as European regulators have been taking a tough line on U.S. tech giants...


Nouriel Roubini on Amazon's new blockchain services; says it is a centralized database

This service by Amazon supports two blockchain frameworks, Ethereum, and Hyperledger Fabric. Jassy spoke at ReInvent 2018 conference and said:....


Amazon Personalize, Forecast bring Amazon.com's AI techniques to AWS customers

Amazon Web Services on Wednesday introduced a new set of tools that bring cloud customers the same AI capabilities that power Amaon.com, in the form of an API. Amazon Personalization is a real-time personalization recommendation service, while Amazon Forecast offers time-series forecasting. For Amazon Personalize, customers give Amazon a...



Technology is giving China's retail sector a lead over its global peers, says JD.com vice president

Jun Yang, co-founder and CTO of Dada-JD Daojia said that he strongly believes that China's e-commerce market will grow further as more consumers shop online. Innovation in the domestic retail industry has led to newer ways for businesses to sell their products to consumers, including via online and offline...


Future of retail may see consumers dealing directly with manufacturers, predicts CEO of Intime

In the future for retail, power will shift from seller to buyer, retailer to manufacturer, CEO to a staff in store, predicts Intime CEO Chen Xiaodong. If one CEO's outlook holds up, offline retailers may have a very limited future. The consumer will deal directly with a manufacturer, potentially...


Brooklyn has become a bright spot for city retail

In a glass-half-full kind of way, Brooklyn has become a bright spot for city retail, with average asking rents on ground-floor spaces up in seven of the 16 shopping corridors. Along North Sixth Street, as highlighted by The Post in October, rents went up 8 percent, to $251 per...