Sainsbury’s job losses and store closures signal rapid digital change

Sainsbury’s job losses and store closures signal rapid digital change Derek du Preez Thu, 11/05/2020 – 03:40 Summary: UK retailer Sainsbury’s announced today that it would be slashing 3,500 jobs and the closure of a number of its Argos stores. (Image sourced via Sainsbury’s website) UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury’s’ today announced that it would be […]

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Hugo Boss digital growth drives return to profitability as COVID-19 concerns loom

Hugo Boss digital growth drives return to profitability as COVID-19 concerns loom Derek du Preez Wed, 11/04/2020 – 06:50 Summary: German fashion brand has expanded its online offering to 24 markets in recent months and continues to invest in its digital capabilities. (Image sourced via Hugo Boss website) Hugo Boss’ third quarter results saw a […]

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E-commerce guide for Black Friday 2020 – are your sites and apps ready?

E-commerce guide for Black Friday 2020 – are your sites and apps ready? Sumedh Jigjinni Fri, 10/30/2020 – 04:41 Summary: With record online sales predicted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, New Relic’s Sumedh Jigjinni has ten tips to help maximize e-commerce and keep systems running smoothly (© Proxima Studio – shutterstock) It’s not an […]

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IKEA’s Chief Digital Officer discusses COVID-19 opportunities and diversity in digital

IKEA’s Chief Digital Officer discusses COVID-19 opportunities and diversity in digital Derek du Preez Tue, 10/27/2020 – 06:55 Summary: Barbara Martin Coppola outlines how IKEA is working with Google Cloud to create new customer experiences in a COVID-19 world. (Pixabay ) IKEA is famous for many things – from the unique layout of its stores, […]

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Enterprise hits and misses – retailers get autonomous, blockchain gets real, and Google gets an anti-trust action from the U.S.

Enterprise hits and misses – retailers get autonomous, blockchain gets real, and Google gets an anti-trust action from the U.S. Jon Reed Sun, 10/25/2020 – 05:23 Summary: This week – retailers buckle up for the holidays, and lay ambitious plans for 2021. Blockchain gets some real world use cases – and critiques. The U.S. files […]

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Sainsbury’s CIO restocks retailer’s data abilities

Sainsbury’s CIO restocks retailer’s data abilities Mark Chillingworth Fri, 10/23/2020 – 02:33 Summary: Group CIO Phil Jordan explains how a data-centric approach enabled the UK supermarket chain to respond to the global pandemic (Image sourced via Sainsbury’s website) The change in the business in the last six months has unblocked everything, a new culture has […]

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"Grab-and-go' – why autonomous retail is ready for a breakout year

“Grab-and-go’ – why autonomous retail is ready for a breakout year Kurt Marko Wed, 10/21/2020 – 02:09 Summary: A look at the technology, benefits, linkage to 5G and prospects for the proliferation of ‘grab-and-go’ retail outlets in the coming year. (Pixabay) Whether it’s vehicles, drones or manufacturing systems, the path to fully autonomous systems is […]

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Salesforce Live – sporting e-commerce strategy changes during COVID at Sweaty Betty, Life Style Sports

Salesforce Live – sporting e-commerce strategy changes during COVID at Sweaty Betty, Life Style Sports Stuart Lauchlan Wed, 10/14/2020 – 03:29 Summary: Two sports and leisure wear retailers have optimised their e-commerce approaches to support their businesses during the COVID crisis. (e-commerce in action ) As diginomica has been tracking over the past 6 months, […]

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Salesforce Live – how Fenwick tapped into Commerce Cloud to turn its stores into online e-commerce fulfilment centers

Salesforce Live – how Fenwick tapped into Commerce Cloud to turn its stores into online e-commerce fulfilment centers Stuart Lauchlan Wed, 10/14/2020 – 02:44 Summary: The UK’s largest family-owned department store chain has styled its digital journey with Salesforce. (Kate Smyth, Fenwick) John James Fenwick opened his store as JJFenwick, Mantle Maker and Furrier in […]

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