Merchandising & Supply Chain

While merchandising & supply chain management are often viewed as an art, new technologies can now add science to these processes. Join us in discussing emerging merchandising technologies and trends, as well as the changing processes that carry this merchandise from suppliers to stores.

How to Bridge the Supply Chain Innovation Gap

Retail and consumer products companies continue to innovate in the area of customer engagement. It’s clear they believe if they don’t do this they’ll be left behind, or possibly even disrupted out of business altogether. At the same time, we continue to see significant investment in operations, including robotics and automation in distribution centres. But […]

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Digital Transformation at the Speed of Customer Experience

Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. From Big Data to IoT to Cloud Computing, Daniel makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago […]

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About IBM Retail

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Making the Dream of Omnichannel Real with Data and Personalization

Daniel Newman is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. From Big Data to IoT to Cloud Computing, Daniel makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago […]

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Transactions & Trust: The Value of Blockchain Technology

Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is the Founder and Publisher of Retail Minded, the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference and a regular contributor to various publications.  Additionally, Reyhle is the author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill and has been the spokesperson for Small Business Saturday […]

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How Urban Commotion Is Impacting Retail & Ways Merchants Can Benefit From This

Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is the Founder and Publisher of Retail Minded, the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference and a regular contributor to various publications.  Additionally, Reyhle is the author of the book “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill and has been the spokesperson for Small Business Saturday […]

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Cities & Commerce: How Metro Pulse Can Connect the Dots

Nicole Leinbach Reyhle is the Founder and Publisher of Retail Minded, the Co-Founder of the Independent Retailer Conference and a regular contributor to various publications.  In addition, Reyhle is the author of the book, “Retail 101: The Guide to Managing and Marketing Your Retail Business” from McGraw-Hill and has been the spokesperson for Small Business […]

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Cognitive Systems – The Supply Chain Game Changer

Dave Killebrew is an independent Start Up Consultant. Lifelong career in Commerce working in most every department in retail and e-commerce. Specialized development business development consultant and advisor. Animal advocate and ocean lover. This is my final blog about supply chain, and I’ll be addressing some of the specialty applications available. There are multiple circumstances […]

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Converting Dark Data into a Competitive Edge

Dave Killebrew is an independent Start Up Consultant. Lifelong career in Commerce working in most every department in retail and e-commerce. Specialized development business development consultant and advisor. Animal advocate and ocean lover. In my previous blog, I outlined the new role of supply chain as your business partner and how it has evolved. Shifting […]

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New Ways to Battle Supply Chain Disruptions

Dave Killebrew is an independent Start Up Consultant. Lifelong career in Commerce working in most every department in retail and e-commerce. Specialized development business development consultant and advisor. Animal advocate and ocean lover. Once upon a time, brick and mortar retailers would have at least a season, if not a year, to maximize sales from […]

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5 Final Thoughts From CGF Global Summit

Amazon, Google and Harvard University representatives provided their thoughts on disruption on the final day of the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit. While the speakers varied in experience, these general thoughts guided their feelings toward disruption. Measure the Consumer Amazon’s Sunny Jain warned not to be competitor obsessed, because you fall into others’ thinking. Instead, […]

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5 More Hot Topics from CGF Global Summit (Day 2)

Our industry is challenged to confront social issues, transparency and online listening. Those three themes dominated the topics discussed on the second day of the Consumer Goods Forum World Summit, a gathering with over 1,000 participants. And among the sessions, these ideas stood out in particular. Online Conversation Is Your Focus Group As part of […]

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5 Hot Topics from CGF Global Summit (Day 1)

As the first day of the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit concludes, hot topics have already been discussed. Conversations largely covered tech advances and an altering political climate. How can retail and consumer products professionals respond to these changes? Below are some key takeaways from the event’s contributors. Everybody Wins in a Collaborative Supply Chain […]

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