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.

Do we Need Data to Understand the Modern Consumer?

IN Artificial Intelligence — 26 February, 2018

Shoppers have fundamentally changed their consumer habits in recent years. Today, a typical buyer journey can involve any number of channels and devices; online and offline, physical and digital, mobile and desktop.

AI in Retail: See How Otto Embraced Innovation

IN Artificial Intelligence — 03 January, 2018

The Otto Group, the world’s second largest multi-channel retailer, has been on a game-changing AI journey since 2006. AI in retail, however, is not exclusively for global businesses with high budgets and vast investment resources, like Otto. It can revolutionize the performance of small, medium and niche retailers.

Artificial Intelligence in Retail: Does it Solve the Complexity?

IN Artificial Intelligence — 11 December, 2017

Once upon a time, retailing was relatively simple. Merchants selected an appropriate product range, bought them at the lowest possible price and at the right quantities, and sold them for a profit. Today, thanks to its global nature and disruptions to the market, retail is one of the most complex industries to trade in.

Making an impact in 20-AI-teen

Disruptive technology is the name of the game in the fourth industrial revolution, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to be at the forefront of advances across many industries. For example, healthcare has benefitted from new cancer detection methods by analyzing high resolution images; scientists have also been working on the AI inside…

Bonprix Sets Prices With AI-based Price Optimization

IN Price Optimization — 29 November, 2017

In a complex and changing market, retailers need to transform their internal processes to meet the challenges of rising costs and falling profits. Tackling this issue head-on, bonprix decided to use price optimization software to improve its margins. And, with data key to remaining competitive, the company also wanted to gain valuable insights via…

Artificial Intelligence in Retail — Solving UK’s Brexit Stock Problem

IN Artificial Intelligence — 22 November, 2017

Data has never been a more valuable commodity and artificial intelligence in retail could finally help businesses cash in their checks.

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