17 Jul, 2017

Wal-Mart Pushes Back Against the Amazon Takeover


“Amazon intends to take over the world, and they’re doing a pretty darn good job of it.” – Retail Consultant Jan Kniffen of J. Rogers Kniffen Remember when Amazon.com was simply an online book retailer? Well now, having recently infiltrated the grocery market with its acquisition of WholeFoods, Amazon is...

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28 Mar, 2017

Interview with Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO, Flywheel Sports – Keynote Speaker at Digital Retail Transformation Assembly 2017


In a few weeks’ time, we will be joined by our Keynote Speaker Sarah Robb O’Hagan, CEO, Flywheel Sports, Former President of Equinox Fitness and Gatorade at the Digital Retail Transformation Assembly 2017. With a new job at FlyWheel and a book coming out in a week’s time, ‘EXTREMEYOU’, we sat...

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27 Mar, 2017

The Retail Battle. Amazon or Wal-Mart for the win?

 -The retail battle

With March Madness taking over our newsfeeds, as teams battle to win the NCAA, there’s another battle going on, one between two retail giants. Amazon and Wal-Mart are head-to-head in the race to dominate the retail space. “The race to become the “everything store” is well under way and...

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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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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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18 Oct, 2016

IBM Retail Event Recap!

September was a busy month for the IBM Retail team. I had the opportunity to join the team in Dallas for the Digital Retail Transformation Assembly on September 20th and 21st, followed by unique event on the 22nd hosted at Turnstyle — a new shopping concept located in the subway...

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