15 Mar, 2017

Gander Mountain files for bankruptcy – another sporting goods retailer bites the dust

 -sporting goods - future of the retail store

In the words of Queen, “another one bites the dust.” Gander Mountain is the most recent sporting goods retailer to file for bankruptcy. They follow a string of failures including MC Sports, who filed in February this year. “Despite aggressive actions to improve the efficiency of the company’s retail...

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09 Mar, 2017

Virtual Reality is adding a new dimension to retail

 -Virtual Reality in retail

Virtual reality is changing the face of retail by adding a new dimension to a shopper’s experience. Imagine this scenario. You’re planning to buy a birthday present for your Mum. Like every year, you plan on splitting the cost with your sister. You both search online to find the...

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06 Mar, 2017

The Importance of Life-Long Learning: 5 Strategies for the Time Starved Executive

 -Digital retail

As busy executives, we rarely, if ever, take the time to thoughtfully consider how fortunate we are to be living right in the formative years of the digital revolution, a business environment that is at the lower left side of the bell curve in terms of discovery, invention, and...

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01 Mar, 2017

10 business models of digital disruptors

 -10 business models for digitally disruptive businesses

Once you’ve completed step 1 in your digital transformation journey, you will have set clear goals, audited your own assets and examined your wider market, you know have the basis from which to envision your new digitally transformed business. According to Digital Intelligence Today, there are 10 digital business...

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15 Feb, 2017

No rest for Retailers – Presidents’ Day Sales next

 -Presidents' Day 2017

There’s no rest for retailers post-Valentine’s day. Presidents’ Day is less than one week away and is yet another opportunity for businesses of all sizes to use the holiday for creative marketing. Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated annually on the 3rd Monday in February. Initially established in...

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13 Feb, 2017

L’Oréal’s digital transformation to be amped up in 2017

 -L’Oréal - blog digital retail

L’Oréal provided a corporate update to its stakeholders last week, many were focused on the future of The Body Shop. L’Oréal’s chairman and boss confirmed over the weekend that they would be selling the skin care company. Celebrating a record margin for 2016, their reinvigorated digital efforts of 2016...

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