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"relationship commerce" / November 13, 2018

Elving Solutions

The holiday season promises as much peril as profit for retailers looking to build their consumer base, not simply cater to a slew of one-and-done customers. The 2018 Pitney Bowes Global Ecommerce Study found that 56% of US consumers felt disappointed by their online shopping experience last year; that’s a 20% increase from 2017.

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News / November 9, 2018

5 Things You Need to Know

All the news that’s fit to print from the front lines of retail technology.

The holiday season might be a time of rest and relaxation for some, but for the retail industry, this is when things get serious. Having trouble keeping up with the news? No worries — we’ve got you covered.

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Thought Leadership / November 8, 2018

Grocer to Home

Even the Riddler talked about Relationships at Groceryshop.

A three-day festival of all things grocery, CPG, and e-commerce, the inaugural Groceryshop conference brought together more than 2,200 attendees to discuss innovation, disruption, and more.

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Build vs Buy / October 30, 2018

If You Build It Will They Come? Part 3

Why an omnichannel solution is easier bought than built.

We’re continuing our attempt to answer one of the great quandaries facing retail companies: Build or Buy? Today, we’re going to look at the omnichannel experience — how retailers can reach consumers where they’re already shopping.

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News / October 23, 2018

5 Things You Need to Know

All the news that’s fit to print from the front lines of retail technology.

Here in New York, Halloween pop-up shops will soon give way to Christmas-tree cluttered sidewalks. In other words, retail’s crazy season. Don’t worry about staying on top of the news — we’ve got you covered.

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News / October 17, 2018

Dog Days

How Petco is "Amazon-proofing" their business.

Through a series of acquisitions and new product offerings, Petco is making a concerted effort to stave off competition from retailers like PetSmart, Amazon, and young e-commerce pups such as Bark and Co.

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News / October 15, 2018

Grocer Point Blank

This year’s Top 50 Grocers reveals some big changes coming to the industry.

While it might lack the scope of the Fortune 500 or the vivacity of People’s Most Beautiful, when Progressive Grocer names its list of the year’s Top 50 Grocers, we snap to attention. This is our Academy Awards and Super Bowl, so forgive us if we take some time to read the tea leaves.

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News / October 12, 2018

5 Things You Need to Know

All the news that's fit to print from the front lines of retail technology.

Welcome to Q4, ladies and gentlemen — we're reaching crunch time for 2018, and things aren't slowing down anytime soon.

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News / October 5, 2018

Grocery Score

Supermarkets are the next high-tech battlefield. Get ready.

As NYU Stern School of Business Professor Scott Galloway told a recent conference crowd, “Online grocery is about to be the most innovative part of U.S. retail.” Keep in mind, this is the man who predicted Amazon would buy Whole Foods more than a month before it happened, so he knows of what he speaks.

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Retail / October 2, 2018

Decoding the Future of Retail

Three big takeaways from Recode’s Code Commerce summit.

Last month the tech media mavens at Recode held their second annual Code Commerce summit in New York, where Kara Swisher and Jason Del Rey sat down with the heavy hitters of retail disruption to discuss everything from augmented reality to bitcoin.

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