Robotics in Retail

Robotics in retail  Retail, an exacting industry with low margins and boundless competition, is the graveyard of irrational exuberance. Note the recently deceased Amazon Dash… Read More

The Future of Grocery eCommerce

Grocers against Amazon – arming David with the sling  What the grocery business is witnessing in circa 2019 is a transition from commodity to cult. Read More

Retail Predictions 2019

9 predictions for 2019: retail over the next 12 months It’s that time of the year again. Seemingly reasonable people lose their bearings, overwhelmed by… Read More

The Future of Retail: Towards Retail Singularity

Over a six-year time frame, from here to 2025, retail will increasingly become invisible, omnipresent, and deeply personalized. The industry will become something we would… Read More

The Many Blockchain Myths and Where it Might Work

Blockchain hype is currently off the charts. A wide variety of use cases have been proposed, and many experiments are underway. Discovering blockchain’s potential in… Read More

VR in Retail, What Would it Take and Where do We Go From Here

Virtual reality (VR) is one of those technologies that are forever “a couple of years” away from mainstream adoption. Those bullish on VR are often… Read More

Sustainability in Retail

The demographic for whom sustainability is a buying consideration is growing. Millennials, raised on environmental concerns, are entering their prime buying years. For everybody else… Read More

The 12 Grand Challenges in Retail

There are 12 grand challenges to be overcome on the road to retail singularity. In a post singularity world, gratification is instant, customer knowledge is… Read More

Litmus7’s “Social-First Commerce” Manifesto

To say social media is ubiquitous would be a wild understatement. Over 40% of the global population regularly receive updates on the minutiae of the… Read More

Will Self-checkout Work in the General Merchandise Industry?

It has been said every age sees every idea humans are capable of conceiving. The profundity of the aphorism is apparent in our industry. Read More