CART Weekly Report 8/1/19

CART Weekly Report 8/1/19

CART, Advancing Retail

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IT’S A WRAP! THE INNOVATION PROGRAM AT KVAT FOOD CITY!

WHAT PROBLEM ARE YOU SOLVING?

YOUR COMPANY HAS A VISION: WHY CAN’T EVERYONE SEE IT? | RetailWire

Sterling’s Take:  A vision alone is not enough. And trying to come up with the right words won’t do it either. It’s the leadership that puts themselves on the line for significant positive change that makes the difference. JFK put himself on the line by making that declaration and people rallied behind him. Without leadership stepping out for the benefit of their team and their customers, anything else is empty.

STAPLES CREATES CONTENT TO REPOSITION AND DIFFERENTIATE ITS BRAND | RetailWire

Sterling’s Take: I think the power in this approach is the community and human-centric connection it potentially creates. Anyone can sell office products, but it’s not everyone that’s connected to understanding their customers work life and their experience of work at a deeper level. Of course, the details here will really matter, but at a high-level, Staples is right on.

ARE STORE ROBOTS CUTE, CREEPY - OR NEARLY USELESS | RetailWire

Sterling's Take:  I give credit to Giant Foods for trying out something new (especially a robot!), but I’m not quite sure what the value is, the measurable ROI. Unless this becomes an effective platform to manage out of stocks, planogram compliance, etc., it’s an awfully expensive way to make sure aisles are clear of “hazards.” 

Robots are best doing simple, repeatable tasks where there’s a real need. Walmart deploying robotic floor cleaners is a perfect example. I think we’d probably all agree that robots will be increasingly included in our lives, it’s just a matter of having them start in manageable and sensible places to match their costs with current capabilities.

HAPPENINGS:

ASK THE AMAZON EXPERTS - E-COMMERCE IN THE AGE OF ‘I’” THE ROLE OF PERSONALIZATION AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ONLINE BUSINESSES with Gary Hawkins and Natalie Taylor Content Marketing Writer, Feedvisor 

UPCOMING RETAIL TOMORROW INNOVATION DAYS/EVENTS

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

Minding the GAPS - CGA Strategic Conference 2019 - Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, September 29-October 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 

SPECS Show 2020 - The ForeFront of Physical Retail - March 15-17, 2020, Gaylord Texan, Dallas

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