Most business skills in retail are teachable—purchasing, supply chain management and store operations. Some require a blend of art and science, like marketing and merchandising. And then there is one business skill that requires a solid grounding in hard science and leading-edge technology.
Retailers in 2012 relied on new technologies to grab consumers' attention, drive their purchase decisions and improve supply-chain logistics.
As a result, the market is awash in options for grocery and CPG companies that need to reach consumers, manage their social media presence, organize an in