Retail Revival or Fight For Survival? AI is Driving a New Era.

IN Future of Retail — 12 June, 2018

While there have been some big retail closures announced in the UK, consumers are still shopping from physical stores as frequently, and according to a report by Deloitte, brick-and-mortar is predicted to grow by USD 36 billion by 2022. Contrary to popular belief, the retail high street is alive and kicking.    

Blue Yonder recognized as finalist for 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

IN Events & Awards — 12 June, 2018

Blue Yonder has been named a finalist in the 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards Retail category. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. The CEO of Blue Yonder, Uwe Weiss, said: “We are delighted…

Asda-Sainsbury’s Merger: How Synergies Support Grocery Retail Growth

IN Future of Retail — 30 May, 2018

When the UK’s second and third largest retailers — Asda and Sainsbury’s — announced their surprise merger last month, the new grocery business became the largest private sector employer in the UK, overnight.

Ernsting’s family’s fast fashion model demonstrates the importance of price optimization

IN Price Optimization — 28 May, 2018

Price optimization is a rising concern for retailers of many different types in today’s challenging retail environment. With multiple external influences – from the economy and consumer confidence, to the proliferation of ecommerce and mobile technology in retail and even changing consumer expectations – the issue of price optimization is a…

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.

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