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

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

July/August 2017

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    • 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.
    • 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
    • Winning the store

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

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

      Positioning your organization for the shopper of the future.
    • Platform power couple

      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.
    • For Sephora, experience matters

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

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