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How Retailers Became Ad Platforms

Harvard Business Review

Major retailers are today, most notably Amazon, are creating and operating their own advertising platforms — and they’re making millions doing it. McKinsey estimates that by 2026, retail media will add $1.3 trillion to enterprise values in the U.S. alone, with profit margins between 50% and 70%.

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Software vendors offer AI sales boost for retail at NRF show

CIO

As they take stock after the year-end frenzy of shopping the holiday season always brings, retail CIOs attending the National Retail Federation’s annual show, NRF 2024, may be wondering how they can improve their IT systems’ performance over the next 12 months. year on year in the first 11 months of 2023, AI or no AI.

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Abu Dhabi sovereign-wealth fund invests nearly $600M in Reliance Retail at $100B valuation

TechCrunch

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority is investing $597 million in Reliance Retail, valuing the largest Indian retail chain at a whopping $100 billion. The investment follows KKR and Qatar Investment Authority together investing $1.7 billion in the Indian firm, which is part of Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.

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Google Cloud for Retailers adds AI-based inventory, e-commerce tools

CIO

In a bid to help retailers transform their in-store, inventory-checking processes and enhance their e-commerce sites, Google on Friday said that it is enhancing Google Cloud for Retailers with a new shelf-checking, AI-based capability, and updating its Discovery AI and Recommendation AI services.

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Use Cases for Apache Cassandra®

From understanding its distributed architecture to unlocking its incredible power for industries like healthcare, finance, retail and more, experience how Cassandra® can transform your entire data operations.

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Retail Zipline raises $30M as it helps retailers adapt to the pandemic

TechCrunch

When I first wrote about Retail Zipline in 2019, the startup was focused on building a communication platform that would help corporate decision-makers in retail communicate with individual stores. Image Credits: Retail Zipline. Retail will become more complex,” she said. “We

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Retail investors or guinea pigs?

TechCrunch

There is a paradox when it comes to retail investors: Many startup-related deals are out of their reach (in part for their own sake). And when we consider the period of hype surrounding their public debuts, it’s difficult to not wonder how many retail traders got burned. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Save your seat today! 📆️ November 1st, 2023 at 9:30am PT, 12:30pm ET, 5:30pm BST

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Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? This exclusive webinar with Andrew Regan will dive into strategies to empower retail associates for success with new technology.

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Cloud-Based Solutions: The Sky Is the Limit for Retail Success

Speaker: Ryan Bryers, SVP of Global Engineering

In a rapidly evolving industry, the shift from traditional on-premise systems to cloud-based solutions has become crucial for retail success. While many businesses still rely on store-level infrastructure, it's time to embrace the unlimited potential of the cloud! Save your seat today!

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2 Retail Sectors That Are Completely Changing the Game: FMCG & Q-Commerce

Speaker: Joe Heather, Deliverect GM (UK&I) & Noah Hayes, Deliverect GM (US&CA)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Quick Commerce (Q-commerce) are two vibrant sectors that have undergone significant transformations with the advancements in digital technology. With growing internet penetration and the proliferation of smartphones, consumers' purchasing habits have unsurprisingly evolved.

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The Retailer’s Playbook for Customer Acquisition

The economic disruption of 2020 has left retailers facing a host of barriers to growth. We developed this guide to help retailers build a data-centric acquisition program that lowers their acquisition costs, eliminates wasteful spending, attracts high-value customers and provides a competitive advantage in a tight market.

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Retail Reimagined: What It Means To Be An Innovative Retailer

Speaker: DeAnna McIntosh, Retail Growth Strategist

The past three years have forever changed the retail landscape. So how can we drive innovation and uncover new sources of revenue in this challenging retail environment? Join DeAnna McIntosh, Retail Growth Strategist, for this idea-sparking session on how to reimagine and reinvigorate the retail business model.

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The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary new challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Download this whitepaper to learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

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The Empowered Consumer

Across the retail sector, organizations are facing a new challenge in the form of the empowered consumer. This ebook takes an in-depth look at the real challenges facing the retail sector and how AI can be a game changer in meeting those challenges. Predicting the next order based on prior purchase history.