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How Forbes Is Digitally Transforming Itself

Feb 21, 2019

Revamping a century-old business magazine is like changing car tires at 100 mph, according to Salah Zalatimo, chief digital officer at Forbes. Like a Nascar pit crew, the team responsible for transforming a company like Forbes has to work quickly and precisely.

How Much Will Retail Sales Grow This Year?

Feb 20, 2019

After a great year for retail—rising 5.3% in 2018—sales will slow but also expand 3.2% in 2019.

In Search of Scale, Direct-to-Consumer Brands Flock to TV

Feb 15, 2019

Maturing direct-to-consumer brands struggling to scale social channels find a cost-effective solution in TV ads.

Digital Investments Pay Off for Walmart in Ecommerce Race

Feb 14, 2019

Walmart, which overtook Apple last year to become the third-largest US etailer, is widening the gap with Apple. Walmart’s ecommerce sales will grow nearly 33% this year to $27.81 billion.

How Organizational Structures Obstruct Digital Transformation

Feb 13, 2019

Technology is the means to transformation, not an end in itself. Rigid internal structures impede many organizations' digital transformation efforts.

Five Challenges for the CPG Sector in 2018

Feb 12, 2019

The consumer packaged goods sector faces tough hurdles in 2018, as consumers hunt for discounts, buy more private labels and opt for fresh food choices.

The Biggest Organic Foods Retailers? Not the Natural Food Pioneers

Feb 12, 2019

As consumer taste for natural products becomes more and more mainstream, high-end natural foods retailers have lost their grip on the market.

Dollar Stores' Growth Opportunities—and Challenges

Feb 12, 2019

As major department store and apparel retailers shutter outlets, dollar stores are going gangbusters, at least in terms of new store openings. But the sector faces competition from a variety of sources.

CPG Industry Struggles to Find Growth

Feb 12, 2019

In the latest sign of the overall malaise in the sector, US unit sales of CPG items dipped 0.4% in the year ended Feb. 19, according to IRI data.

Top Six Things Customers Want from Online Grocery Stores

Feb 12, 2019

It starts with fully stocked shelves on every channel, and here’s what else will keep customers coming back.

The Challenge of Selling Toys in an Increasingly Digital World

Feb 12, 2019

The bankruptcy filing of Toys “R” Us partially reflects tough competition with the discount giants, but the changing digital landscape appears to be the single most pressing challenge the retailer will face once it emerges from bankruptcy protection.

Is Scan-and-Go the Future of Retail?

Feb 11, 2019

Cashierless stores, like Amazon Go, have great potential to shake up the brick-and-mortar landscape. According to GPShopper, 48% of US internet users believe scan-and-go technology would make shopping easier. And 43% would rather try scan-and-go than wait in a checkout line.