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We are excited to announce that CART is growing. Join us as we welcome, Abbie Weiss, Head of Innovation Programming for CART!
DISCOMFORT IS NECESSARY FOR INNOVATION | TedX
What is the core element of innovation? Sterling Hawkins explores discomfort, a key ingredient of innovation. Through weaving personal, and business story framed through reflecting back to MacGyver, ’80’s tv show, Sterling connects us to the complexity of innovation through discomfort.
MY COMPLIMENTS TO THE CHEF, ER, ROBOT | Wall Street Journal
Gary’s Take: Robotics and automation is coming to food preparation at an increasing pace. We're seeing machines for grilling burgers, machines for making salads, sushi automation, and even making dosa. Aside from the obvious increase in efficiency and consistency, automation in food prep opens the door to efficient customization - increasingly important as growing numbers of consumers have food allergies, diet and lifestyle preferences, and food requirements driven by health conditions. We are already seeing a convergence of the massive healthcare and food industries as big data, cutting edge nutrition science, and expanded food product information all come together focused on improving the wellbeing of the individual. Food preparation automation is only going to help speed this convergence.
FROM 'BUY WHAT WE HAVE' TO THE 'CONNECTED CUSTOMER' | Wall Street Journal
CART’s Take: Great article that calls out the ability retailers have to engage with the customer at all times, anywhere and everywhere, and to be contextually relevant, providing meaningful value to the customer rather than just offering and promoting mass products as was done in the past.
MOBILE IS ALWAYS LOCAL: THOUGHTS ON THE FUTURE OF ONLINE-TO-OFFLINE COMMERCE | Street Fight Magazine
CART’s Take: Mobile allows retailers to respond in real-time to the customer based on time and place. To be contextually relevant and support local businesses.
WALMART SHAKES THINGS UP, FURTHER INTEGRATING ONLINE AND PHYSICAL STORE TEAMS | RetailWire
Sterling’s Take: These kinds of things should start to be routine. It’s not rocket science that consumers want one experience across all the touchpoints and our organizations can be geared to serve that. And at the same time, things like merchandising stores is a unique function to stores themselves and that necessitates a little more focus. I think Walmart is setting a new norm.
ASK THE AMAZON EXPERTS - ECOMMERCE IN THE AGE OF ‘I’” THE ROLE OF PERSONALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ONLINE BUSINESSES with Gary Hawkins and Natalie Taylor Content Marketing Writer, Feedvisor - Archived from Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 11 a.m. PT | 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. UK
UPCOMING RETAIL TOMORROW INNOVATION DAYS/EVENTS
FOOD CITY - July 25, 2019
WEIS MARKETS - August 8, 2019
WAKEFERN - August 21, 2019
IMPERIAL DISTRIBUTORS - September 5, 2019
CGA STRATEGIC CONFERENCE 2019 - September 29-October 1, 2019
RETAIL REVOLUTION AT PORTLAND STATE - October 24, 2019
INNOVATION CULTURE with Sterling Hawkins and John Golden
CSMO at Pipeliner CRM and Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World's Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling.
THE FUTURE IS NOW -- IGNITE: ECOMMERCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Chicago
OUTLOOK LEADERSHIP - August 11-14, 2019 in Asheville, NC
The convenience industry’s premier, invitation-only event, that you cannot afford to miss. In a world of accelerating change, where we are going and how do we build our organizations to thrive there? Sterling Hawkins will take attendees on a retail journey.
C-Store operators can register today at https://outlookleadership.com/ usingInvite Code: power
REFLEXIONS 2019: INTELLIGENT RETAIL - August 12-15, 2019 at Caesars Place in Las Vegas
GROCERYSHOP - September 15-18, 2019 at the Venetian in Las Vegas
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Minding the GAPS - CGA Strategic Conference 2019 - Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, September 29-October 1, 2019
Applications to present at CGA are due August 1, 2019
GMDC Self-Care Summit - October 3 thru 7, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN
X/Specs 2019 - October 15 thru 17, 2019 at the Waldorf Astoria, Orlando
Store Design in the Age of “I” - Wednesday, 11:30am-12:15pm
SPECS Show 2020 - The ForeFront of Physical Retail - March 15-17, 2020, Gaylord Texan, Dallas
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