Gen Z Will Outnumber Millennials Within a Year – What This Means for Retailers and Brands

Gen Z Will Outnumber Millennials Within a Year – What This Means for Retailers and Brands

Millennials will soon be outnumbered. According to a new Bloomberg analysis of United Nations data, Gen Z will account for 32 percent of the global population in 2019 compared to millennials at 31.5 percent. What does this mean for the retail…
IDSS Retail Conference 2018: Discussing AI and Data Driven Disruption

IDSS Retail Conference 2018: Discussing AI and Data Driven Disruption

I had the privilege of joining the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) recently to attend the IDSS Retail Conference 2018. Held at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center at MIT, the conference brought together…
Rethinking Black Friday: Using Augmented Reality and the Visual Store

Rethinking Black Friday: Using Augmented Reality and the Visual Store

Retail Black Friday has truly evolved over the years. In some ways, it’s become diluted. The price-slashing starts earlier, and lines have been replaced by laptops and mobile devices as shoppers grab digital deals. In the store, shoppers still…
Groceryshop 2018 Recap Part 2: Satisfying Over 85% of Grocery Shoppers

Satisfying Over 85 Percent of Grocery Shoppers – Groceryshop 2018 Recap (Part Two)

Thanksgiving is almost here – one of the busiest seasons for grocers and CPG retailers. As we recap Groceryshop 2018, we also want to take a moment to wish you a profitable and happy holiday. Interestingly, during the two weeks leading…
Top Takeaways from Groceryshop 2018 (Part One)

Top Takeaways from Groceryshop 2018 (Part One)

In its inaugural year, the Groceryshop conference was met with significant enthusiasm from an audience who recognizes their industry is at a tipping point. Held at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas (by the talented organizers of ShopTalk),…
Why Golden Record Management is a Marketer's Best Friend

Why Golden Record Management is a Marketer's Best Friend

A marketer’s success often boils down to reaching the right person, with the right message, at the right time.  However, trying to accomplish this with inconsistent and incomplete customer records can feel like a fool’s errand. The journey…
3 Ways to Fight ‘Reverse Supply Chain’ (Without Restricting Returns)

3 Ways to Fight ‘Reverse Supply Chain’ (Without Restricting Returns)

The rise of e-commerce has forced retailers to view their supply chain in reverse. We're talking about those nagging product returns – or what Forbes calls the “ticking time bomb” of retail. Advisor Steve Dennis recently wrote that…
EnterWorks Engage 2018: A Roadmap for Advancing MDM Inspiration Into Transformation

Favorite Moments from Engage 2018!

Looking back on the 2018 EnterWorks Engage User Conference, there are many memorable moments: collaborating with our customers and hearing their stories of success; learning from our experts and inspiring keynote speakers; and last, but not…
EnterWorks Engage 2018: A Roadmap for Advancing MDM Inspiration Into Transformation

EnterWorks Engage 2018: A Roadmap for Advancing MDM Inspiration Into Transformation

It’s a wrap! The 2018 EnterWorks Engage User Conference has concluded, but turning inspiration into transformation has just begun. The Engage Conference is a stage for connecting members of the MDM and PIM community to share experiences…
The First Retail Christmas Since the Death of Toys ‘R’ Us

The Absence of Toys 'R' Us Has Changed the Holidays - How Will Retailers Respond?

Stores in September are full of back-to-school supplies and Halloween candy. But make no mistake, Christmas 2018 is just around the corner. It will be the first major holiday since Toys “R” Us joined the list of chains that didn’t make…
Tackling Your Data Strategy from the Inside Out

Tackling Your Data Strategy from the Inside Out

As organizations rush to achieve data transformation, a trend has emerged: too many people deploy technology without looking at how it will really help their business first. Yes, automation and transformation may be the end goal, but it’s…
Four Keys to Unlocking Data Quality with Master Data Management

4 Keys to Unlocking Data Quality with Master Data Management (1WorldSync E-book Download)

Ted Friedman of Gartner once said, “Data is useful. High-quality, well-understood, auditable data is priceless.” Particularly in today’s world of connected commerce, data quality and compelling product content are required to compete. Trusted…
How’s Your Speed to Market? Rethinking Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with an MDM Approach

How’s Your Speed to Market? Rethinking Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with an MDM Approach

Steve Jobs once said, "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." While this rings true, those involved in bringing products to market would argue that speed is also crucial. Why is speed to market so important? In short, because…
Shadow Banning, Machine Learning, and MDM: What's the Connection?

Shadow Banning, Machine Learning, and MDM: What's the Connection?

Shadow Banning hit the news last week, with Twitter caught in the fray. The social giant’s search results were called into question; however, Twitter Head of Product Kayvon Beykpour clarified that Shadow Banning was not taking place, pointing…
Amazon Prime Day 2018: What to Do After the Dust Settles

Amazon Prime Day 2018: What to Do After the Dust Settles

Amazon Prime Day kicked off on Monday with a flurry of activity – including an unfortunate Amazon site crash as visitors vied for the best Prime deals of 2018. Regardless of its rocky start, the annual shopping holiday is projected to break…