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Want To Survive Amazon? Stop Thinking Like A Retailer

Posted March 30, 2016
Posted in Blog, ecommerce, Marketing, Store Experience, Strategy, Technology, The Future, Trends

By Doug Stephens   At an investor conference in March of this year, Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren stated that while Amazon may be a threat in apparel sales, it was likely ill-prepared to deal with the realities of online apparel …


The Future Is Bright

Posted March 11, 2016
Posted in Blog, News, The Future

Little did we know, when we started Retail Prophet seven years ago, that we would be on the cusp of a retail revolution! Thanks so much to all our clients, partners and readers who have let Retail Prophet be part of …


Retail And The Economics Of Boredom

Posted February 9, 2016
Posted in Blog, Internet of Things, Shopper Marketing, Store Experience, Technology, The Future, Trends

By Doug Stephens Today’s retailers face a tsunami of problems but none, in my opinion is more deadly than the pandemic of sheer consumer boredom that shoppers are being subjected to. Most retail is just painfully boring. In fact, the majority …


Retailing Through The Trough Of Disillusionment

Posted January 22, 2016
Posted in Blog, Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Strategy, Technology, The Future

By Doug Stephens It seemed that just a year or two ago the retail world was bracing for technology to turn it on its head. From augmented and virtual reality to 3D printing and beacons, the industry seemed set for …


Trend Forecasts Are Trending. And That’s A Problem.

Posted December 22, 2015
Posted in Blog, Strategy, The Future, Trends

By Doug Stephens Suppose for a moment there’s an asteroid heading for earth. You’d likely want to know a few things. How big is it, how likely is it to impact the planet and if it does, how much devastation …