Retail Ops Industry Insights

  1. Do You Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Vendor-Funded Promotions?
    2/21/2019

    Do you look forward to or dread managing vendor-funded promotions in your retail business? They can be a great sales driver, but they also can be complicated and time-consuming to manage

  2. Understanding And Embracing The Future Of Work
    2/13/2019

    There are four dimensions of the future of work. Often interpreted as an end-state, the Future of Work is a transformational mindset and approach to enable the value-driven outcomes your business depends on. To approach business transformations holistically, leaders need to view them through four critical dimensions.

  3. The Retail Revolution Is Here: 5 Omnichannel Plays Retailers Must Improve To Stay Competitive
    2/11/2019

    Retailers not only need a strategy, but a means to continually evaluate, test, and refine their omni-channel experience across all channels. Here are the five key areas in which they can improve the omni-channel experience.

  4. Advice For Marketing IT Services & Solutions To Retailers
    2/7/2019

    Jamie Gray is Director, Marketing for LOC Software where he is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing branding strategies for North & Latin America. LOC Software delivers solutions designed to allow more frequent, profitable, and manageable transactions. Jamie took time to talk with VARinsights.com about how to – and how not to – market in retail, channel partners, retail trends, and more.

  5. Why Your Organization Should Focus On The “Art” And “Science” Of Complying With GDPR Consent
    2/6/2019

    Not surprisingly, associations are responding analogously to growing regulatory concerns such as ePrivacy, GDPR and CCPA. To address the new regulations rapidly and efficiently, enterprises stick to the “science” side of consent collection and while disregarding the “art” of consent collection.

  6. Great, Another Data Protections Regulation To Comply With
    2/4/2019

    You’d be forgiven for not knowing much about ePrivacy, as the regulation remains in European Parliament for approval, with decisions on its future likely being made in the Spring of 2019. What you do need to know, however, is that ePrivacy will intensify the levels of consent retailers need to target their customers online, in an effort to provide greater transparency on personal data processes.

  7. 3 Ways Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Will Shape Retail In 2019
    2/1/2019

    As blockchain becomes more accessible, processors and payment facilitators will accelerate the development, making it more readily available to merchants. In other words, 2019 is the year when the hypothetical use of blockchain and cryptocurrency coalesce into reality for merchants and their customers.

  8. Taking Convenience Stores To The Next Level With IP Network Surveillance Systems
    1/24/2019

    With advanced digital security cameras, owners have more tools to deter theft and fraud while improving store management.

  9. Top 5 Takeaways From NRF 2019 Show
    1/23/2019

    Well, another National Retail Foundation (NRF) show is in the rear-view mirror, but this year’s confab of retailers and retail technology shined a bright light on the transformative road ahead. Here are just a few of my musing and perspectives from NRF 2019.

  10. Cash Back Programs And How They Work
    1/22/2019

    With so many online programs that offer cash back, it can be hard to tell which ones give online shoppers the most bang for their buck — and their time.