July/August 2017

  • The magic of Alibaba's Jack Ma

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s vision and determination built the world’s largest retail commerce company in a span of 18 years. Now the e-commerce giant is on track to become the world’s first $1 trillion company by making it easy to do business anywhere.
  • Maximizing value

    ​​​​​​​The breakneck pace of change happening in the world of e-commerce is creating interesting and challenging new dynamics when it comes to mergers and acquisitions.
  • Macy’s Has a secret weapon

    ​​​​​​​Bluemercury has already doubled in size since its acquisition by Macy’s two years ago and co-founder Barry Beck sees an opportunity for 500 locations.
    Bluemercury Macy's Brand
  • How to be a CEO

    A landmark study highlights the essential traits required of senior executives planning to lead their organizations into the uncertain future. 
  • Beyond category managment

    Positioning your organization for the shopper of the future.
  • Disrupting the dinosaurs

    Two CPG startups with unconventional business models show why retailers and big brands have more to worry about than Amazon and Lidl.
  • Omnichannel apprehension

    Everyone is doing it, but no one is doing it right. Welcome to the costly, challenging and high stakes world of omnichannel fulfillment.
  • Enabling the future of fulfillment

    Packaging innovation holds great promise for retailers and suppliers looking to operate more efficiently in a world of e-commerce supply chain disruption.
  • The enduring beauty of Ulta

    Ulta has been on a five-year sales growth tear by providing shoppers with the perfect mix of merchandise and engagement.
  • For Sephora, experience matters

    Sephora makes a big bet on technology to provide the kind of disruptive retail experience that will drive sustained growth. 
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