This Week in Retail Marketing Innovation - May 21st, 2018

Mobile commerce heats up with AR in Facebook Messenger and shoppable Instagram, but Walmart pulls a major in-store mobile initiative citing frictions in adoption. Trucking prices are spiking because of driver shortage, increasing costs. And loyalty programs are front and center, while overall there is a lot of positive news from Macy’s, Lowes, Kohl’s, Walmart and others.

Why Retailers Are Acquiring Companies At a Breakneck Pace (INFOGRAPHIC)

Retail technology is hot.  The entire industry is reinventing itself centered around technology to facilitate organizational transformation.   If you've been reading along, you may have been thinking as I have, "why are retailers acquiring these technology companies versus choosing to license their technology?"  It's a good question and it comes down to people and organizations. 

This Week in Retail Marketing Innovation - Jan 29 2018

This Week in Retail Marketing Innovation - Jan 29 2018

So much came out at NRF with big announcements from PERCH and other technology companies.  Positive retail results keep pouring in combatting the notion of a "retail apocalypse." The grocery industry is on fire, with acquisitions, partnerships and new technologies announced.  And we cover voice search, Facebook updates, robotics and shoppable video.