1. The New Era of the Agile Supply ChainIn order to move forward, retailers are finding it increasingly necessary to look backward. Having strategic vision in retail typically involves looking ahead and beyond the current state, but when...
  2. The Next-Generation EPMOBalancing change-the-business and run-the-business imperatives INTRODUCTION Today, most organizations are facing two major challenges: business uncertainty and an accelerated pace of change. They...
  3. 1:1 RetailingBringing the Personalized Online Shopping Experience into the Store 1:1 Retailing takes the personalized shopping experience found online and brings it into the physical store. Powered by...
  4. 2020 VisionA Look Into the Future of Retail Five years ago, who would have thought that online-only retailers such as Bonobos would be opening brick-and-mortar locations and inking deals to sell their wares...
  5. Mom-and-Pops Are Cool AgainTechnology and consumer trends are conspiring to give local retailers another chance in the spotlight Just like bell-bottoms and leg warmers, mom-and-pop retailers are back. Not long ago, it seemed...
  6. Beyond the BoxYes, retailers need to do a better job of bringing customers to their stores, but they should also bring their stores to their customers These days, many apparel retailers are feeling hemmed in,...
  7. The Future of Wearables Is Beautifully Designed When chipmaker Intel and fashion house Opening Ceremony teamed up to create a wearable-technology product, odds were good that the outcome would be ugly. If not ugly, then clunky. Or bulky. Or...
  8. 'Til Death Do Us PartExclusive Deals Help Retailers and Struggling Brands Live Happily Ever After What can be done with a brand way past its prime— one that may have had its moments of glory years ago but is now...
  9. Decadent DealsConsumers are sweet on premium indulgence food brands During the Great Recession, most Americans traded down—swapping specialty stores for their mass and dollar cousins and forgoing their...
  10. Beyond the NumbersThe Power of Qualitative Consumer Research as a Diligence Tool While quantitative and seemingly definitive, the picture of brand health painted by consumer surveys can often be enhanced by gaining...