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Kohl’s COO Sona Chawla to Keynote RILA 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference

Arlington, VA – Today, the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced Sona Chawla, Kohl’s chief operating officer, will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Retail Supply Chain Conference. The conference serves as the premier event for retail supply chain … Continue reading

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Instacart Is Expanding to Canada in Amazon Battle

Grocery-delivery startup Instacart Inc. has refrained from rushing expansion beyond the U.S., unlike many other startups valued at more than $1 billion. But Amazon.com Inc . AMZN -0.60% ’s surprising acquisition of Whole Foods has changed those plans. Instacart is … Continue reading

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Videos & Visions: Of Electrifying the Last Mile for E-Commerce Delivery

As both consumers and governments (with at least one major exception) push hard for carbon reduction, the continued rise of e-commerce and the associated growing need for Last Mile delivery represents a significant problem. From a carbon footprint perspective, the … Continue reading

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In Search of Leading Edge of Business Forecasting

Very pleased to be attending my first Institute of Business Forecasting event later this month in Orlando! Have been trying for many years to attend an IBF event, but somehow in the past always seemed to run into scheduling conflicts, … Continue reading

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Videos & Visions: Of Omni-Channel and Airports

So… what does the future of retail look like and what might an airport have to do with this? Well first off, Omni-Channel’s a great buzzword, but how best to define the term and how can retailers (and even airport … Continue reading

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Logistics is the new black!

There I said it… ‘Logistics is the new black.’ Over the last several years the word ‘logistics’ has subtly worked its’ way further and further into the common lexicon thanks to the massive marketing campaigns of certain courier, rail and … Continue reading

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Future of Retail as an Omni-Channel ‘Internet of Things’

    Future of Retail as an Omni-Channel ‘Internet of Things’ | Jeff Ashcroft | LinkedIn The future always comes faster than we think. Even more so in the evolving world of fast retailing where websites are now merging with … Continue reading

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Is Black Friday Already Over for Some Retailers?

JDA’s 2015 Consumer Survey Reveals 50% Of Shoppers Who Experienced A Previous Issue With A Retailer Have No Plans To Return For Black Friday Or Cyber Monday Deals, And No Deal Will Change Their Minds The omni-channel consumer is here … Continue reading

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Great News in Canadian Retail Just Keeps on Coming!

Over the past year, like many others working within the Retail Industry in Canada, I’ve grown tired of hearing about all the bad news relative to retailers pulling out, closing down or shrinking their store counts here in Canada. Other … Continue reading

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Reaching the Supply Chain Sustainability Tipping Point

Since the 1990’s I’ve been writing about sustainability, cap & trade and carbon footprints mainly in the realm of logistics and supply chain as that’s where I live. Supply chains are incredibly important in this context as roughly 75% of … Continue reading

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Entering Era of the Endless Store

Those in the know in online retail have been leveraging dropship vendors to create expanded ‘endless aisle’ assortments for a number of years now. Through the ongoing development of the Matrix Retail approach it’s now become apparent a new reality … Continue reading

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Matrix Retail: The Logistics of Customer Experience

At a previous NRF Shop.org Summit I saw a keynote address by Jamie Nordstrom on trends he saw coming in the online retail business. During his talk Jamie said there was a new dynamic emerging, people were describing using words … Continue reading

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Breaking the E-Commerce Sound Barrier with Matrix Retail!

BOOM! What was that noise? Someone just broke the e-commerce sound barrier! In the third quarter of 2014 Williams-Sonoma’s e-commerce sales represented 51.5% ($587 million) of total company sales overtaking their store sales ($566 million) for the first time!

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Sharing Kevin O’Leary’s Omni-Channel Epiphany!

Recently I attended the Retail Council of Canada’s STORE Conference and to be honest when I heard Kevin O’Leary was speaking, all I expected to hear from him was a funny and entertaining talk. This advance expectation was rapidly confirmed … Continue reading

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“Plan to Deliver” with JDA: Company Identity Touts Customer Value, Ability to Deliver More Intelligently and Delight Today’s End Consumer

“Plan to deliver” tagline succinctly reinforces JDA’s leading end-to-end solution suites — offering everything from “planning to delivery” for retailers, manufacturers and distributors SCOTTSDALE, AZ and NEW YORK, NY – October 28, 2014– JDA Software Group, Inc., and Lippincott, a … Continue reading

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

At SCI Logistics in addition to fulfilling millions of e-commerce orders on an annual basis, we also spend a significant amount of time studying the optimal methods of helping our customers serve consumers in Canada. And by the way, if … Continue reading

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Is it Time for the Widespread Adoption of Composite Pallets in Canada?

Millions of pallets are built and used in the supply chains of Canada every year and so any innovation around these pallets can have a significantly positive and far reaching impact on overall logistics and supply chain performance. The introduction … Continue reading

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Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Every week I’m interacting with more and more e-commerce professionals whose day to day job is coming up with the best methods of delivering Omni-Commerce solutions for their customers. One thing I can say is there seems to be a … Continue reading

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