Chain Store Age – According to the BRP, retail consulting firm, report, 2018 Integrated Planning and Inventory Management Survey, most retailers (67%) are not leveraging advanced analytics to improve their planning decisions and optimize inventory.
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Glossy – “Typically, the fashion truck retail format is a great fit for boutique brands that can’t afford a storefront, but want to test a new concept with minimal start-up costs,” said David Naumann, vp of marketing at BRP, retail consulting firm.
Retail Dive – Fifty-six percent of consumers said they likely would shop at retailers that offer a shared shopping cart across channels, but only 7% retailers offer that capability, according to a study by BRP, retail consulting firm.
Canadian Retailer – “Customer expectations in retail are increasing, regardless of a retailer’s size,” adds Brian Bunk, Principal at BRP Consulting, “and to compete, winning retailers are adopting a unified commerce strategy.
The Wall Street Journal – Some restaurateurs say booking service is trying to squeeze rival SevenRooms; OpenTable says it is protecting user privacy. See comments from Scott Langdoc, SVP at BRP, restaurant consulting firm.
PYMNTS – In a move that strengthens the battle for control of information that diners provide online, OpenTable is preventing restaurants from providing competitors with access to data from its platform. See comments from Scott Langdoc, SVP at BRP, restaurant consulting firm.
Thrive Global – The history of AR gets back to 1968 (yes, augmented reality is that old!) when Ivan Sutherland designed his Sword of Damocles. See findings from a study by BRP, retail consulting firm
Retail Dive – To meet the demands of shoppers who expect to be able to buy in the channel of their choice and receive the merchandise wherever they prefer, retailers are unwinding their channel-specific supply chains and heading toward omnichannel fulfillment.
Media Post – Here’s a finding that could complicate the job of sending cart abandonment emails: Consumers now want access to a single cart across channels, according to Real-Time Retail, a report by BRP, retail consulting firm.
Convenience Store Decisions – Customers want retailers to provide a personalized experience and a shared cart across all channels. See comments from Ken Morris, principal at BRP, retail consulting firm.
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