Category: disruption

Why Legacy Retailers Are Thinking More Like Startups

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From in-store VR technology to flexible delivery options, legacy retailers are adopting more cutting-edge solutions to bring end-to-end structural flexibility to their supply chain and improve customer experiences. Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. If we haven’t already, most of us will spend more time shopping over the course of the next few weeks than we […]

Your Brand Deserves Modern Logistics, Don’t You Think?

Logistics has never played a bigger role in retail than it does now. That isn’t hyperbole, just fact. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Amazon? Fast, free shipping? If we need something quickly, we go to Amazon. Can you think of any other retailer whose brand association is its […]

Every Retailer Is a Tech Company Now

Every retailer is a tech company now and here’s why. The advent of the internet and software has made it possible to capture and measure more data than ever before. Amazon, Walmart, and Google are a few that have spearheaded eCommerce, and have used software and technology to fundamentally change retail and the logistics that […]

How the Internet Is Changing Everything for CPGs

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Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies have built their empires on their brand identities. But as more contenders join the fray, some new entrants are leading with a different foot forward … no brand at all. We all know them. Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) products. They are the items you see at the grocery store—laundry detergent, […]

Supply Chain Is the Heart of Businesses 

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It’s official—the supply chain is now anything but a business niche. These days, businesses are bringing fully modernized supply chains to the game, introducing processes that are as streamlined and integrated as every other strategic asset. The Business of Today Back in the day, larger companies’ supply chains were slow, clunky, and predicable processes. Today […]

The Future of Supply Chain

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Earlier this year, we spoke to 16 experts about the future of supply chain and where it’s headed. Industry disruptions aren’t slowing down, technology continues to evolve, and buying behaviors and expectations are changing—all of which affects the supply chain. Commerce used to be straightforward. But shopping today extends beyond store hours and shelf space. […]

3 Amazon Moves Suggesting Next-Day Delivery Will Become the New Norm

When you shop online, what are your expectations? It’s a complicated question that has everything to do with context. But on average, when it comes to checking out online, is it cost of delivery, speed of delivery, the process it takes to even get to that point? It’s easy to throw items into an online […]

9 Retail & Logistics Trends to Watch in 2018

It’s 2018. We’re just as surprised as you. One thing is for sure: 2017 was a big year for the retail and supply chain industries. Last year, we saw nearly 7,000 physical stores close while eCommerce sales soared.  Commerce is different now. The way we consume has fundamentally changed and it’s up to retailers and […]

Supply Chain Might Be the Biggest Retail Disruptor

“Supply Chain Might Be Biggest Retail Disruptor” was authored by Karl Siebrecht, CEO and co-founder of FLEXE, and originally appeared on Supply Chain DIVE.  The forces wreaking havoc on the retail industry today sometimes seem unprecedented. Legendary stores and brands have failed—or are about to. New names pop up overnight and go toe-to-toe with venerable giants. […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results