Articles by tag: omnichannel

Reimagining Retail with IKEA Digital Transformation & New Store Formats

IKEA digital transformation

In the swiftly evolving retail industry, the conversation around digital transformation and retail technologies is more urgent than ever. Amid this tech-driven revolution, IKEA is pioneering a remarkable journey. The stakes are high, as IKEA aims to shift from being primarily a physical retailer to incorporating a substantial omni-channel presence. As of 2016 only…

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DTC Brands Struggle to Adapt With 2023 Consumers: Brand Trust and Flexibility is Necessary

Selling directly to the consumer buying your products can be incredibly profitable for a business, so why don’t all businesses sell directly to consumers? The simple answer is that there are many risks and challenges that come with running a direct-to-consumer (DTC) business, and the risks do not always pay off. The success…

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Omnichannel Strategies in Business Reach the Fitness Industry

Staying active isn’t just about being healthy in body – but also in mind. The mental benefits of fitness have helped a number of people transform their lives – not least one whose childhood trauma shaped the person he is today. So, how did fitness improve one man’s life and teach him to utilize…

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Proved the Omnichannel Customer Has Fully Matured

Now widely reported, last weekend’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were record-breaking on all accounts. Nearly 200 million customers hit physical retail stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend according to NRF, a feat all of its own and a validation of the brick & mortar store in an age of omnichannel sales strategy….

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2022 Retail Refined
Platform Unification Is More Important Than Ever for Retailers

Successful retail requires flexibility. Recently, omnichannel was groundbreaking, but Retail Dive now reports it as a consumer baseline expectation. Let’s say a consumer is shopping on their mobile device. They transfer to their laptop to complete the transaction only to find an empty cart. These disconnections create enough friction for shoppers to jump and abandon…

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2022 Retail Refined
IBM Study Shows a Growing Portion of Consumers Embrace Hybrid Shopping

It’s the age-old question advertisers ask themselves: How do I ensure the brand is placed at the right place and right time to successfully engage our target audience throughout the customer journey? Discussing this loaded topic with Retail Refined Host, Melissa Gonzalez, is Karl Haller, partner of the consumer center of competency at IBM. One…

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When Foot Traffic Came To A Crawl, PacSun Turned to Predictive Analytics

A splendid new retail partnership emerged during the pandemic with Pacsun’s partnership with Antuit.ai. This marriage of retail and AI-driven SaaS solutions will help double Pacsun’s ship completes through predictive online ordering analytics tied to leveraging stores and online fulfillment centers. Michael Relich, Co-CEO of PacSun, and Yogesh Kulkarni, Co-CEO and Head of Customer…

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Applied Digital is Scaling Up Infrastructure to Handle Growing GPU Deployment Needs
May 20, 2024

During a transformative period, Applied Digital experienced a significant increase in demand for large-scale GPU deployment. This demand required a focus on power density, as the networking within data centers, particularly for InfiniBand, necessitated that servers be located close together. Each server consumed 10.2 kilowatts of power, and the optimal performance was achieved when…

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Applied Digital is Revolutionizing High Performance Computing by Locating Facilities at Unique Power Sources
May 20, 2024

Applied Digital optimizes high-performance computing by leveraging unique power sources, and locating facilities at the source of power rather than in traditional cloud regions. This approach is particularly suited for AI workloads, which do not require ultra-low latency like video streaming. By targeting areas with abundant but underutilized power, known as “stranded power,” the…

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Experts Talk K-12 EdTech Leadership Priorities
K-12 EdTech Leadership Needs a Bigger Seat at the Table to Overcome Cybersecurity, Staffing, Professional Development Challenges
May 20, 2024

As we navigate the evolving landscape of K-12 education, the role of technology, as well as K-12 edtech leadership has never been more pivotal. Especially in the era of K-12 education post-pandemic, how has this influx of technology solutions for everything from curriculum management, to hybrid learning, to quiz gamification, to AI-supported learning, impacted…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.
May 20, 2024

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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The Top Six Retail Trends from NRF 2022
January 28, 2022

Retail is ready to apply the last two years of pandemic disruptions to new strategies for success, innovation, and resiliency. That much was clear at the National Retail Federation’s Big Show earlier in January, where even in the face of COVID concerns, retail professionals came en masse to get a pulse on where their colleagues…

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What’s in the Shopping Cart for the 2022 National Retail Federation’s Big Show?
January 14, 2022

In just a few short days, from January 16th through the 18th, the National Retail Federation will launch Retail’s Big Show in the shopping capital of the world, New York City. As retail professionals know, NRF is a nonprofit and the world’s largest retail association intending to “connect people to an industry that’s a great…

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Part Two: Store As a Media: How Can Brands and Retailers Truly Engage Shoppers?
November 23, 2021

In the second part of “Store as a Media: How can brands and retailers truly engage shoppers?” host Maroun Ishac, Director of Business Development at Intel’s Internet of Things Group, talked with David Roth, CEO of The Store WPP and Chairman of the BAV Group, and Jay Hutton, CEO of VSBLTY. The Store tracks…

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Trends in Cashless Facilities at Sports Venues: Cashin-In with Tidel
October 18, 2021

The pandemic accelerated a lot of growth and change, especially when it came to cash-free and digital payment options. Cashless stadiums create unique and pleasurable experiences for guests, as they can pay quickly and easily in the parking lot all the way to the hotdog stand. On this episode of Cashing-In with Tidel, Host Tyler…

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Emerging Trends of the New Normal Shopper
July 8, 2021

With signs pointing towards a slowing of the pandemic, the spotlight is on the emerging trends and patterns taking hold in the era of the new normal shopper. To make sense of these trends and gain better knowledge and understanding of where retail will shift and what it needs to do to capitalize on new…

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The Pandemic’s Impact on B2B Selling
April 29, 2021

Buying and selling changed dramatically in the last year, accelerated by the pandemic, forcing both parties to use digital channels. Back to discuss COVID-19’s influence on global selling, Christoph Schell, Chief Commercial Officer at HP, talked with Calvary TV host Joe Gemma. The second conversation focuses on eCommerce, social selling, omnichannel and other paradigm shifts. Schell…

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Creating Impactful Digital Experiences for Your Retail Brand
April 20, 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   Creating a digital experience for a consumer is essential but an often overlooked aspect of retail….

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Elevating In-Store AV Design to Resonate with Customers
February 10, 2021

Whether you’re an integrator, a designer or simply a label-defying creative, the EXPERIENCE is everything. Host Bryan Meszaros explores the story behind the exhibit to understand how a carefully crafted experience traps into the human experience to connect people to place.   Retailers have been creating experiences for shoppers for hundreds of years. Those have…

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The Importance of Building an Omnichannel Experience in Retail
January 26, 2021

Designed for retail leaders and lovers alike, Retail Refined explores the in-store technology of the future, challenges the industry’s preconceived notions, and brings together retail’s biggest names to understand the brand strategies that will define the next decade in retail.   The ecosystem of eCommerce is always evolving, and the last year has seen a…

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