DIGITAL EDITIONS > NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

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  • Why the gig economy keeps growing

    Retailers have embraced the gig economy by investing in technology, automating tasks and relying on crowdsourced labor. The result is a new labor dynamic and productivity imperative for retailers coping with increased wages.
  • How Meijer battles Big Data fatigue

    ​​​​​​​To deliver on new consumer expectations, retailers must transform to an operating model characterized by automation, personalization and the right kind of data intelligence.
  • CBD: Three Letters Driving Triple-Digit Growth

    Call it a gold rush or a green rush, either way, cannabidiol (CBD) is the next big thing in the health and wellness world.
  • The digital first CEO transforming Sam's Club

    Sam's Club President and CEO John Furner has innovation on his mind and is building a warehouse club retailer for the next generation. Costco should be as concerned about Sam's as Amazon is about Walmart.
  • Why stores still matter but the definition doesn't

    As holiday shopping intensifies this week so will the nonsensical debate over physical vs. digital retail. In what promises to be the most highly integrated season ever, the word “store” has outlived its usefulness.
  • The Fresh Market delivers on brand promise

    Any retailer bold enough to declare itself, “The Fresh Market,” sets a high expectation among shoppers before they ever set foot in a store. And so it is with Greensboro, N.C.-based The Fresh Market, a chain that is taking its name very serious.