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How Amazon Will Use Analytics To Shake Up The Supermarket Industry

On the first day of its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon lowered the store's prices on beef, organic eggs, and avocados. But that was only a start. Judging from Amazon’s legacy of employing analytics to drive sales, it could shake-up the entire supermarket industry. That is, if it pulls the right levers, introduces analytics in a strategic way, and gains employee support for the wide-ranging change.

Is The Mall Lost on The Supermarket? 5 Facts Say No

Once we bought sweaters at the north end of the mall. Now we go there to pick out Swiss chard.

Grocers Embrace Blockchain in New Era of Transparency

Imagine being able to trace a piece of fresh fruit from your store back to the farm on which it was produced in a mere 2.2 seconds. This isn’t a supermarket pipe dream – it’s the power potentially unleashed by a new technology called blockchain.

Grocery's Future Doesn't Belong to Just Amazon, Walmart, Kroger

Last week, Amazon finally went live with Amazon Go: a cashierless convenience-store concept, and several other retailers, including Kroger, announced that they are about to launch similar cashierless and other innovative store concepts.


Conversations and articles around “the future of retail” are nothing new, but they’ve taken on new life with the entrance of Amazon's Go concept and the online retailer's recent foray into the brick-and-mortar space. It’s now widely accepted that innovation is crucial to improving the customer experience, staying competitive and unifying commerce in-store and online.
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