Retail Supply Chain: A Customer Shift

By Todd McCourtie, Solution Strategy Director While attending this year’s Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Conference in Phoenix, it was apparent that the future of retail analytics, predictive technology, and a consumer-driven supply chain is here.  Many of the conference’s presentations focused on the importance of predictive analytics, automation of tasks (fulfillment, merchandising, and store operations), and artificial Intelligence (AI) … Read More

C-Stores: Not Just for Fueling Cars

By Todd McCourtie, Director of Engagement Not long ago, when I would think about my local convenience store, it would remind me to buy gas for the car, or maybe pick up a bottled water, coffee, or a snack.  That’s certainly not the case anymore—convenience stores have evolved into much more than just a fuel stop. The world of the … Read More

7 Factors To Consider For Your Retail Localization Strategy

Retail: Seven Levers of Localization As retailers vie for market share in an increasingly complex environment, “local” is on everyone’s mind.  Adapting the brand to fit the local neighborhood seems a plausible means to build loyalty. However, many are discovering “going local” is anything but a straightforward journey. Gone are the Days… For 95% of retail history, the sole proprietor … Read More