June 6, 2018

We use data to tell stories of business-related trends we focus on. We hope others take the ideas, build on them & make them better. 

At 3.6B, the number of Internet users has surpassed half the world’s population. When markets reach mainstream, new growth gets harder to find -evinced by 0% new smartphone unit shipment growth in 2017. 

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June 6, 2018

We discuss the technologies and trends, from supply chain software to in-store AR technology, that are helping today's brick-and-mortar retailers stay competitive as e-commerce continues to grow.

Foot Locker is closing 110 stores, Abercrombie & Fitch is closing 60 stores, department store Bon-Ton is possibly headed toward liquidation, and Toys R’...

January 25, 2018

Take a closer look at what the digital world has given us in the form of "Supply Transparency."  It's a quiet little market shift that is mind blowing, paradigm shifting, market disrupting concept that sounds like a flux capacitor…ok maybe that's a little too much, but it is big… 

J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler Confesses: I Underestimated How Tech...

January 18, 2018

Toy's R US, Sport's Authority, The Limited, Eastern Mountain Sports, Radioshack, Gymboree,…sorry the list is too long. (pls embed this link on the word 'list We are in for more change and Credit Suisse is calling out what they think is going to happen….

Toys R Us marks the latest company to file for bankruptcy protection, adding to a mounting lis...

January 18, 2018

Strap in and hold on, it's going to get faster…Thomas Friedman offers a taste how the information era has already changed our lives and how that speed of change is going to accelerate.  Are you ready?

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Thomas Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly columnist for The New York Times, focusing on f...

January 16, 2018

Change is constant, but at the moment, the rate of change is dramatically accelerating.  We need to be following those changes and thinking about how they will affect customers, staff, and our business…

The following points are taken from Udo Gollub, the CEO of 17 Minute Languages Facebook post...

  •  Software will disrupt most traditional indus...

January 10, 2018

Have you ever heard of "The Borg?".  If you are not a Star Trek fan then likely not.  It's worth researching because Amazon is following their game plan.  Don’t believe me, check out Jeff Bezo's camio in one of the Star Trek movies 

he's a fan for sure….Ok back to earth, here is a closer look at what the 'marketplace' concept is do...

January 3, 2018

Accurate Forecasting and replenishment is essential…

Among the many problems facing today's retail market, unsold stock might be one of its biggest handicaps, argues Haley Smith Recer.

NEW YORK, United States — Check any recent retail headline and it’s hard to miss the headwinds the industry has been experiencing. A warm winter, con...

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