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How will automation fare post-Covid 19?
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The view of all vendors is that automation will become more important as a result of Covid-19. While this is not unexpected, should vendors be more cautious? Economic activity has ground to a halt in much of the world. Grocers, medical device suppliers and pharmaceutical manufacturers appears to be the only winners in our Covid-19 pandemic world. More specifically, eGrocery has been one of the main beneficiaries of Covid. However, these companies have been so successful that they have had to limit access to their sites. Source: FT.com, March 28, 2020 The outsized demand for online grocer's services has led...
A review of Retail Without Borders 2020
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1 RWB remains the number one event for cross border trading on marketplaces despite the understandable cancellations from participating marketplaces from South Korea and China. Coupang would have been an exciting addition to the many exhibiting marketplaces at the conference, but we are looking forward to seeing them in 2021 instead! 5 The conference has now been running for five years and 2020 saw the extension of the conference from a one day event to a two day event, inculding some very exciting content including data analytics and augemented reality. 7 The number of years Gerald Ratner spent in bed...
Lego and the lure of the Direct to Consumer channel
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Direct to Consumer As the retail industry has changed, more and more brand owners have decided to reach out directly to consumers instead of relying on a network of distributors, wholesale partners and retailers. The advantages for brand owners can be hugely attractive. In particular the increased margins and the ability to control your brand. Lego is the latest in a long line of brand owners which have pivoted from a wholesale model to an own-operated-store (OOS) revenue model. (source: FT.com) D2C vary by retail sector Fashion brands have been some of the more prolific brnad owners to pivot into...
A review of IRX 2019; a new AMR supplier joining the market?
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Manhattan Associates #MAExchange in Amsterdam 2018
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Push Possible Manhattan Associates organises an annual event in Europe for EMEA customers. This was held Oct 8-10 in Amsterdam, 2018. Delegates included some of the top European (and quite a few global) retail names. The event is heavy on supply chain and logistics but targets the eCommerce sector. Eddie Capel, CEO, Manhattan Associates kicked off the event in style. We were treated to a press briefing by the CEO, SVP Product Management and the European MD. In the evening prior to the press briefing we had the opportunity to talk to Brian Kinsella, SVP Product Management and Adam Kline,...