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Amazon and Whole Foods Could Revolutionize Grocery Delivery - But Do Shoppers Want It?

Amazon and Whole Foods Could Revolutionize Grocery Delivery  But Do Shoppers Want It?

A giant in the technology industry had a bold idea: reinvent the way people shop, rendering grocery stores a quaint reminder of the past. »


How Millennials Will Reshape the Luxury Market

How Millennials Will Reshape the Luxury Market

The luxury market is expected to grow again in 2017, according to a recent study by Bain & Co. »


Wal-Mart CFO Discusses Tech That's Changing How the Retailer Operates

Wal-Mart EVP and CFO Brett Biggs says the company has been investing in both front-facing and back-end technology to help Wal-Mart work differently. »


Buying Slack Could Give Amazon Another Enterprise Toehold

Buying Slack Could Give Amazon Another Enterprise Toehold

Online retail giant Amazon is apparently interested in scooping up collaboration firm Slack Technologies - a possibility that could give Amazon a more direct entry into the enterprise. »


Opinion: Industrial Security Is About Protecting More Than Data

Industrial operators building their IoT security strategy need to think beyond protecting data and uptime. Within the plant, security also is about protecting employees and equipment. Beyond the plant, there is a responsibility to safeguard the environment, as well as critical infrastructures and... »


How to Manage Risks in the Gig Economy

With companies making more and more use of non-permanent staff, procurement must collaborate to mitigate the risk. »


Bringing Diversity to Your Supplier Base Can Add to Your Bottom Line

Bringing Diversity to Your Supplier Base Can Add to Your Bottom Line

Supplier diversity is evolving from a check-the-box, corporate social-responsibility requirement to a strategic enabler for the procurement function, providing access to new and innovative products and increased market share. »


This Tech Startup, Upgraded, Wants to Use Blockchain to Sell More Stuff

This Tech Startup, Upgraded, Wants to Use Blockchain to Sell More Stuff

Sandy Khaund believes his technology can turn event tickets into high tech marketing tools that prevent fraud. »


Is American National Security at Risk From Imported Military Gear?

National security has been used to justify some pretty silly protectionism in the United States. The Berry Amendment, to pick an egregious example, prohibits the Defense Department from importing any kind of clothing, including "outerwear, headwear, underwear, nightwear, footwear, hosiery,... »


Investors Should Keep Cautious Eye on Growth Opportunities in South Africa

Investors Should Keep Cautious Eye on Growth Opportunities in South Africa

Sometimes there's nowhere to go but up. But the climb back to economic health isn't necessarily easy, as South Africa, once the continent's top economy, is finding out. »


How Zara Is Defying a Broad Retail Slump

How Zara Is Defying a Broad Retail Slump

Madrid - what retail crisis? Amid a major retrenchment by American companies such as Gap Inc., J. Crew Group Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., one player continues to defy gravity: Zara. And the rapid-fire design-and-production system that has allowed the Spanish giant to outpace rivals is now giving it a... »


Vertical Farming Gets Real: Bowery Raises $20M for Its 'Post-Organic' Warehouse Farm

Vertical Farming Gets Real: Bowery Raises $20M for Its 'Post-Organic' Warehouse Farm

As indoor farming goes from fantasy to reality, Bowery Farming raised $20m for its "post-organic" vertical farm from a group of investors, including General Catalyst, GGV Capital and GV (formerly Google Ventures), better known for betting on technology than on agriculture. »


When Currencies Fall, Export Growth Is Supposed to Follow - Until Now

When Currencies Fall, Export Growth Is Supposed to Follow  Until Now

For decades, economics textbooks argued that suddenly weaker currencies are a boon to growth, because they make a country's exports more competitive or profitable on the global stage, which in turn boosts domestic production and employment. What if that theory no longer holds? »


Q&A: Uber Freight Faces Several Possible Roadblocks to Success

Q&A: Uber Freight Faces Several Possible Roadblocks to Success

Uber, the great disruptor in several areas, seeks to upend many practices in the traditional trucking industry. But it will have to contend with some mighty competition in the 3PL arena. »


How to Prevent Fraud in Buy Online, Pickup in Store

As the retail landscape continues to evolve, businesses are finding innovative ways to appeal to consumers' need for online convenience while still attracting brick-and-mortar traffic. How? One solution is to implement buy online pickup in store (BOPIS), which allows shoppers to reserve products... »


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