July/August 2017

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July/August 2017

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about July/August 2017.

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.

The world of beauty retail is changing rapidly, and consumers are leading the transformation.  

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

Ulta has been on a five-year sales growth tear by providing shoppers with the perfect mix of merchandise and engagement.

​​​​​​​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.

Bluemercury Macy's Brand

​​​​​​​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.

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

The retail industry gained a more comprehensive provider of category sourcing solutions in June when Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing (ECRM) acquired RangeMe, a hot new online product discovery platform.

A revamped joint business planning process and insights-driven approach to category management are helping Anheuser-Busch InBev drive growth with major national accounts. 

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

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

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

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