Articles by tag: Retailers

More Community Action is Needed to Help Prevent the Growing Amount of Organized Crime Targeting Retailers

This growing phenomenon of retailers pulling out of cities plagued by organized crime offers more than just a lesson in economics; it’s a call to collective action. With the recent departures of major retailers, like Nordstrom, in cities like San Francisco, a major shift is happening in retail. If stores are not leaving, they’re going […]

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Metaverse Marketing: Influencer Avatars Open Up Retailers to a Target Generation of Consumers

The Metaverse has been growing since 2020 and is predicted to hit $800 billion by 2024. The Metaverse has always been extremely popular with the gaming industry, but there are more areas where the Metaverse has been proven to generate revenue for companies. Retailers are now expanding and using Metaverse marketing to reach younger generations […]

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How Vision Checkout Can Drive Higher Levels of Customer Satisfaction

The retail industry always sees a multitude of changes thanks to customer demands and needs, as well as technological advances that have improved how people shop. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a huge shift to online shopping. But with lockdowns over in most places, there’s been another shift. Retailers routinely […]

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Retailers Deep Discounts Meant a Busy Black Friday

2022 marked record years for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. CNN Business reports that “online Black Friday sales in the United States topped a record-breaking $9.12 billion this year.” According to Yahoo News, “Cyber Monday sales rose to $11.3 billion from a year earlier, making it the biggest U.S. online shopping day in […]

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Why the Largest U.S. Retailer and Other Industry Giants Are Taking an Aggressive Stance With Suppliers

Retailers like Walmart, Costco, Target, Home Depot, and many others are negotiating prices with their suppliers in categories stretching from food and household consumables to electronics and other durables. This is not new. Recently, however, the arguments and direction of the negotiations have shifted. Tim Smith, CEO, Wiglaf Pricing gives his perspective on the […]

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Understanding Edge to Cloud in Retail and Trending Use Cases

The concept of edge to cloud is growing in importance within the retail landscape. Retailers are increasingly implementing edge-to-cloud solutions to positively impact their businesses. In the latest episode of “Intel To the Edge and Beyond,” host David Dobson, Intel’s Global Industry Director for Retail and Hospitality, visited the subject with VMWare’s Ryan Wehner, […]

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Building Management
PUDO: The Future of Pickup and Delivery Options

Host Daniel J. Litwin welcomed Dan O’Connor, Vice President of Pickup and Delivery Options at Position Imaging, to discuss pick up and drop off options in this ever-changing world where delivery means and methods are evolving to match the needs of society. O’Connor is well versed in the delivery industry, having spent 30 years […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Why Can’t the Supply Chain Solve its Oversight Issues?
September 1, 2021

The challenges brought about by COVID-19 have revealed weaknesses and deficiencies within our supply chain. More transparency is needed and better communication between channels in the supply chain is necessary to continue to improve these issues. Fabio Belloni, Co-found of Quuppa, joined us to give his insights on these challenges, as well as explain […]

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How Retailers Are Leveraging Computer Vision
August 14, 2021

The pandemic accelerated a lot of things for companies, and one of those is computer vision. While only three percent of companies currently utilize computer vision technology, according to research from RIS’ “29th Annual Retail Technology Study: Retail Accelerates,” 40 percent have plans to implement or finish implementing the technology. Here to give insights […]

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Clothing Retailers Fighting a Tremendous Supply and Demand Imbalance
March 20, 2021

Worldwide, unsold clothing stockpiles are skyrocketing. In fact, McKinsey estimates that the worldwide supply of unsold clothing is valued at anywhere from $168-$192 billion, a staggering figure that’s around double the normal levels. This backlog was largely spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic, adding to the variety of stressors retailers are already trying to navigate as […]

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Location Analytics Are Reshaping Offline Retail’s Future
January 22, 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.   Data-driven retail delivers insights that lead to better decision-making. On the digital side, retailers […]

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How to Leverage IoT Solutions While Remaining Human-Centric
November 3, 2020

On this episode of Retail Refined with host Melissa Gonzalez, Lenovo Design Strategy Leader – Commercial IoT Group Rebecca Horton dove into her mission to help industries power intelligent transformations without losing sight of companies’ ability to be human-centric and purpose-driven. The Commercial IoT Group at Lenovo is, as Horton puts it, really a […]

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The Pet Food Industry is Rapidly Growing: Can your secondary packaging line keep up?
October 21, 2020

In the pet food space, food is more than a convenient means to feed the family dog or cat. Today, pets are family, and people want nothing but the very best in high-quality food they can afford. Pet food is a competitive space, and there’s no shortage of innovation and evolution to offer our furry […]

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Addressing Retail’s Experience Challenges with Data
October 6, 2020

As a Senior Manager on the Strategy and Insights for Retail and Consumer Goods team at Salesforce, Caila Schwartz’s goal is simple – help retailers gain a competitive edge via actionable data and insights. Schwartz joined Retail Refined for a conversation with host Melissa Gonzalez on how that goal takes shape in practice, diving […]

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Cooler News: Ecommerce Grocery Go Live Challenges
September 27, 2020

A June 2020 survey from BMC (Brick Meets Click) and Mercatus USA found that 45.6 million U.S. consumers were online grocery shoppers, a 6% increase from the previous month. With this new COVID environment, the demand for eCommerce solutions in retail and grocery, specifically, appears to be increasing with no signs of stopping. How […]

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It’s Time to Hone Your Holiday Hustle
September 10, 2020

As retail brand marketers, solution providers and platforms set their sights on fourth quarter and 2021, Carol launched her episode series, “8 Mistakes Retail Suppliers Can’t Make.” In the series, Carol takes on the top retail B2B positioning and business development hurdles suppliers experience and provides tactics and takeaways for conquering them once and […]

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