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From Virtual Restaurants to Exclusive Pop-Ups, the New War in Food Delivery Is in the Kitchen

From Virtual Restaurants to Exclusive Pop-Ups, the New War in Food Delivery Is in the Kitchen

Inside the Forage Kitchen in Oakland, Josh Kulp scrolled through the 89 pre-orders that had already come in for his restaurant’s fried chicken, getting just a preview of what the weekend would be like.[more]


Why This Year's Top Tech Gifts Cost About a Grand

You may notice something different about the prices of the tech products that companies are pushing the hardest this year: They're four digits.[more]


What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

What the CVS-Aetna Deal Means for the Future of Health Care

When drug company chief executive Heather Bresch was hauled in front of Congress last year to defend the high price of lifesaving EpiPens, she drew skeptical lawmakers’ attention to a large poster board that blamed the skyrocketing price tag on a coterie of drug supply chain middlemen. Of EpiPen’s...[more]


Q&A: Rethinking Food Waste at Hilton

Q&A: Rethinking Food Waste at Hilton

"We want to be responsible operators and buyers," says Max Verstraete, vice president of corporate responsibility for Hilton. The hospitality company, which has 14 brands covering more than 5,000 properties in 104 countries and territories, buys a lot of products. "Whether it’s furniture or ketchup...[more]


Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Amazon Merchants Continue to Find Ways to Cheat

Mike Molson Hart, who sells toys on Amazon.com Inc.’s marketplace, realized last month something was amiss. His company’s popular disc-shaped plastic building set, called Brain Flakes, had dropped precipitously in the ranks of Amazon’s best-selling toys as the critical gift-giving season approached.[more]


Malls, a Struggling Symbol of Suburban America, Could Help Ease the Housing Crisis

In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 homes, boutique retail space and a concert venue.[more]


Best Buy's Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

Best Buy’s Secrets for Thriving in the Amazon Age

While running errands the other day, I ducked into a local Best Buy to pick up a pair of new headphones. What I saw inside was shocking.[more]


Here Are the Top Global Innovations in RFID for Retail

Here Are the Top Global Innovations in RFID for Retail

While the on-demand economy has led to many brick-and-mortar stores declining, NXP Semiconductors reports that omnichannel services continue to grow. Smart supply chain management with advanced tracking and monitoring capabilities enabled by RAIN RFID support both short- and extended-range...[more]


A Look at 10 Real-World Digital Transformations

CIOs at StubHub, HD Supply, JetBlue and other leading organizations are spearheading digital initiatives to drive business growth. Here's a look at their evolving digital transformations.[more]


Opinion: Can Technology Re-humanize Sales for Startups and Small Businesses?

In my mid 20s, I opened a pizza restaurant in my hometown. Each week, the same people would come in. We'd talk about friends, weather, politics. I got to know their likes and dislikes - who wanted extra pepperoni and who hated onions. Even though I made a pretty decent Hawaiian pie, I'm convinced I...[more]


Can Digital Solutions Eliminate Waste in Food Supply Chains?

Can Digital Solutions Eliminate Waste in Food Supply Chains?

The cost of global food waste and loss is estimated to be $940bn a year. For businesses, this represents a significant proportion of shrinkage in retail supply chains, and it has a direct impact on companies' triple bottom lines. Does digital hold the solution?[more]


3M Applies Its Technology Prowess to Realize Supply-Chain Transformation

3M Applies Its Technology Prowess to Realize Supply-Chain Transformation

It only makes sense that The 3M Company, with a business model resting almost entirely upon technology, would eventually get around to deploying it as a tool for realizing new operating efficiencies, while meeting rising customer demands for service.[more]


Amazon: If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

Amazon. To the customer the word is synonymous with low prices, unlimited assortment, and fast and free shipping. To retailers it is a constant reminder that the retail landscape has been forever changed and they need to adopt to keep pace or be left on the outside looking in.[more]


Harley-Davidson Bets on Artificial Intelligence Sales Campaign

Harley-Davidson of New York City gambled that artificial intelligence would be the best way to drive the retailer's ad campaigns - and hit it big, the retailer says.[more]


Opinion: Uber Your Supply Chain

The sharing economy, aka Uberization, may be the biggest disruptor to supply chain strategic thinking since lean. Surprisingly, it still ranks last among our Future of Supply Chain survey respondents as a "disruptive and important technology." I suspect this will change soon.[more]


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