What If your only options were Amazon, Walmart and Third Wave stores?

Amazon expands into ‘brick & mortar’ by testing (and launching) Amazon Go, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Campus and Amazon Lockers. Amazon buys Whole Foods. Nike announces they’ll start directly selling through Amazon. Walmart buys Jet.com. Walmart buys Bonobos and Modcloth (two predominantly online retailers targeted towards younger buyers). Walmart remodeling hundreds of stores and improving the...

What If Your Manager was a Robot Powered by AI?

Imagine a day when you walk into your office and learn that your formerly very human boss has been replaced by a robot. And not just any robot, but a learning robot that is powered by artificial intelligence and gets smarter the longer it “ingests” data. You know, like the robot that won Jeopardy. What...

What If There was No Customer Segmentation?

How would retailers drill down to figure out more about their target customers? As the lines between consumer segments continue to blur, retailers are going to need to come up with a different strategy to meet the needs of the ever-growing and expanding customer base. It is no longer acceptable for retailers to say males...