Tag Archives: showrooming

Innovation or Not? – Retailing Robotics

As the saying goes, ‘what’s old is new again’. Only this time robots and hand-held computers (aka smartphones) are involved. I was having a conversation recently with a colleague about the retail industry and I made the point that all retail stores are warehouses, only some are prettier than others. Walk into the average Macy’s or other department store and you’ll see piles of inventory out on display in the store, of every size (from small to XXXL) and variety (white, black, brown, etc.) with even more in the back...

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Holiday 3.0: from Smartphones to Showrooming

The countdown to the Holidays is underway. So wouldn't it be SMART to have added, innovation related insights about this Holiday and shopping...complete with emerging gift choices for Smartphone fans? See IX's global innovation correspondent and Business 3.0 expert, Patrick Meyer's latest episode on "Holiday 3.0: From Smartphones to Showrooming".

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The Jolt to Best Buy

Poor financial performance is a shock to the system; it rumbles marketing plans and shakes the innovation strategy and pipeline. Best Buy retail and web sales fell 2.4% versus last year and shareholders have lost more than half of their value over the past five years. The company is now in the throws of reinventing how it goes to market as fast as it can.

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