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.

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.

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