THANK YOU global community for the continued retail innovation leadership engagement
Very busy couple of months with virtual presentations at Global Crime Summit, Harvard Consortium for Operational Excellence in Retailing (COER) summer program participation, board meetings, Transatlantic retailers’ leadership ideas exchange, Retail Risk London, IT Technology Panel Discussion, lots of podcasts, new articles, new innovation companies’ engagements.
THANK YOU for the Continued Expanding Global Engagement
Very busy schedule with a USA / Europe LP Virtual Roundtable, Future of Retail Risk Europe & Australia Presentations, IT Distributor Panels & Presentations, Lots of Podcasts, New Articles, and New Innovation Companies Engagements
Last fall, my entire family was in Italy and our first grandchild met for the first time her great grandfather Olimpio. Six months later, Italy is devastated by COVID-19. Have TRULY appreciated the multiple friendship messages from all continents checking up on my family. As Dr. Seuss said, “sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory”. THANK YOU for rekindling the many positive memories from our encounters. Cherish and continue to nurture the friendships. Stay strong for COVID-19 will never defeat us.
What the headlines fail to appreciate is that the pandemic is not dividing retail, it is bringing online and physical closer together with many retailers using both channels harmoniously. The reason the online channel failed to dominate is because customers’ needs are often best served by using multiple channels to make purchases. The best and strongest retail business models now reflect this: they present a seamless, channel-agnostic shopping experience for the consumer. - GlobalData Read more
Evolution of Grocery 2020 - IHL Group
In many categories like cleaning supplies and toilet paper, retailers experienced demand equivalent of 4 months of demand in just 2 weeks. Grocery shoppers taking 30% fewer trips, but spending 37% more per trip than prior to COVID. – IHL Group Read more