disruption

Retail’s Big Show — A Look Back and a Look Forward

It’s hard for me to believe that the NRF Retail’s Big Show is once again looming close — about a month and a half out from today! NRF 2016 — Welcome to the cognitive era This past year, IBM helped usher in the cognitive era. In our day and age of big data, competitive advantage […]

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Leveraging Relationships in a Customer-Centric World

This is the fourth blog in a series of blogs revolving around Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption, published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) — the only major research study analyzing the future of wholesale distribution within multiple lines of trade. Find a shortlist of the other blogs in the […]

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Unpacking the 6 Disruptive Forces in Wholesale Distribution

This is the second blog in a series of blogs revolving around Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption, published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) — the only major research study analyzing the future of wholesale distribution within multiple lines of trade. Here is the first blog of the series. In the previous […]

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Wholesale Distribution at a Watershed Moment

This is the first blog in a series of blogs revolving around Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption, published by the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) — the only major research study analyzing the future of wholesale distribution within multiple lines of trade. See all of the blog posts listed on this page. Wholesale […]

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Hershey and Uber spread the (brand) love

Innovation or bust.  At least that’s what it seems like nowadays. Spreading the Love, on an Uber Level This may be old news, but I recently read of a partnership that Uber has been exploring with The Hershey Company.  Yes, you read that correctly.  The ride-sharing platform has become a distributor of chocolate. Before I […]

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(1 Billion) Dollar Shave Club

For the past couple of years, Uber has been the “poster child” for digital disruption. In fact, the term “Uber” is now effectively a verb, and companies seem to live in constant fear of “Uberization.” Needless to say, the taxi company which owns zero taxis has changed the game on industry convergence and has raised […]

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