The Future of Commerce: The Importance of Innovation

There’s been a major shift in the way consumers shop. With global retail giants like Alibaba and Amazon disrupting the traditional order of things, businesses have begun to realize the importance of data, AI, automation and omnichannel innovation.

Why Is In-Store Grocery Shopping Still No. 1 Choice for Consumers?

IN Artificial Intelligence — 02 May, 2018

Today, we’re deep into an online revolution, but is grocery retail getting left behind? Trends suggest that consumers across Europe still prefer to shop in store, and it might just be thanks to AI.

How Is Blue Yonder Using AI to Transform Retail?

IN Artificial Intelligence — 26 April, 2018

Today, retailers across all sectors are facing a flood of industry challenges to keep up with their competitors. These include clunky legacy systems, dealing with a growing bank of business data, over-squeezed margins, and the rising cost to serve.

How Retailers Handle Price Wars: Europe Versus the US

On both sides of the Atlantic, retailers are facing two major industry pain points, flattening demand and compressed prices. Behind both these issues, however, is fast-changing consumer behavior. In both markets, there’s a race to fulfil consumer demand effectively and efficiently.

Empowering the Retail Workforce with AI

IN Artificial Intelligence — 09 April, 2018

It is hard to ignore the media sensation around robots, automation and artificial intelligence – while the benefits are clearly documented, there is still a certain amount of nervousness in the market. Will robots really take our jobs? Or are they actually ideally placed to make routine tasks like data analysis easier to manage, leaving skilled…

What Can AI do to Help Reduce Plastic Waste in Supermarkets?

IN Artificial Intelligence — 26 March, 2018

It’s estimated that British supermarkets create 800,000 tons of plastic waste each year. Concerns over the amount of plastic waste were also raised by the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, who encouraged Britain’s major grocery stores to set up plastic-free aisles.

Global or Local: What Do Grocery Shoppers Want?

IN — 22 March, 2018

Online retail has transformed the world into a global mall. Across the globe, the number of tons shipped by ocean containers multiplied almost 17 times from 102 million in 1980, to 1,720 million last year. Singles Day in China is one of the largest ecommerce holidays worldwide; in 2017, Alibaba sold products from 192 countries. Consumers in Europe…

Blue Yonder and Microsoft Go Down a Storm at NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show

IN Events & Awards — 13 March, 2018

In mid-January 2018, Blue Yonder headed over the Atlantic to New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, to attend the NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show with its strategic technology partner, Microsoft. With the theme of “Putting AI into Retail”, Blue Yonder showcased its work with Morrisons in the UK to a broad range of industry professionals. 36,500…

Blue Yonder Named on Constellation ShortList for Price Optimization Solutions

IN Events & Awards — 08 March, 2018

Yet again, Blue Yonder has been recognized by independent experts and is now listed on the Constellation ShortList for Price Optimization Solutions for Q1 2018. Constellation Research’s ShortLists provide technology end users and buyers with an invaluable resource of offerings related to their market, to enable their pursuit of digital…

AI in Retail: How Does Automation Increase Productivity?

Is Artificial Intelligence becoming more intelligent? Perhaps it is the Amazon effect, or maybe it’s accelerated technological advances, but businesses across all industries are now harnessing the power of AI to deliver trusted forecasting and merchandising decisions.

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