Point of Scale – Season 1

Retail Analytics: Breaking Through the Hype and the Noise

In the latest podcast episode of “Point of Scale,” host James Prebil sat down and interviewed his friend and Ocean Spray’s Director of Category Insights and Analytics, Paul Sproles. The two discussed how analytics are a vital aspect in shaping retail and consumerism.   Sproles said that having all the information in retail is the beacon […]

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Retail Analytics: Breaking Through the Hype and the Noise

In the latest podcast episode of “Point of Scale,” host James Prebil sat down and interviewed his friend and Ocean Spray’s Director of Category Insights and Analytics, Paul Sproles. The two discussed how analytics are a vital aspect in shaping retail and consumerism.   Sproles said that having all the information in retail is the beacon […]

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Innovation and Challenges in Cashless Transactions with Carly Furman

Cashless transactions are quickly becoming the preferred method of shopping in North America. Tapping credit cards, smartphones, and other digital devices used for purchasing are quick and easy, the way shoppers like. And behind the simplicity of these transactions lies a complex network of products, systems, and regulations that enable this convenience. Carly Furman, CEO […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Retail Analytics: Breaking Through the Hype and the Noise
October 17, 2022

In the latest podcast episode of “Point of Scale,” host James Prebil sat down and interviewed his friend and Ocean Spray’s Director of Category Insights and Analytics, Paul Sproles. The two discussed how analytics are a vital aspect in shaping retail and consumerism.   Sproles said that having all the information in retail is the beacon […]

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Innovation and Challenges in Cashless Transactions with Carly Furman
October 5, 2022

Cashless transactions are quickly becoming the preferred method of shopping in North America. Tapping credit cards, smartphones, and other digital devices used for purchasing are quick and easy, the way shoppers like. And behind the simplicity of these transactions lies a complex network of products, systems, and regulations that enable this convenience. Carly Furman, CEO […]

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