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Sunday 29 April 2018

Digital + GiG = Big changes for logistics and distribution

Great piece in the Economist on how global logistics are being transformed thanks to digital, and, for the last mile, the 'GiG economy'

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Delivery to the trunk - a peculiarly American answer?

Amazon and Volvo announced today a partnership to let delivery companies drop off parcels to the trunk of your car. It's actually second time lucky for Amazon: they piloted with Audi in 2015

Tuesday 24 April 2018

The price isn’t right

Let’s say that business at your corporate software company is booming, with healthy margins and revenue growth. Not much more that can be done to improve things, you might think. Might as well kick back and relax. You’d be wrong

Monday 23 April 2018

Consulting 3.0: The digital revolution is changing the consulting industry

Data analytics offers a lot of potential for those able to harness big data; as consultants we are on the leading edge of exploiting this to answer more complex questions, more quickly

Friday 20 April 2018

Who'd be a landlord? The impending fall of retail rents

Most commentators seem to be missing the bigger picture when commenting on House of Fraser's public admission that it is considering a CVA to stave off administration and reset its rent bill

Thursday 19 April 2018

The Warby Wagon isn't for everyone

I'm not sure whether to be excited about or terrified by this article on the explosion in Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) businesses. At one level the idea that the Warbyfication of a whole swathe of poorly served categories is going to improve my life as a consumer is really exciting

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Small victories to galvanize action

Recently, we've worked with two very different clients (a retailer and a leisure operator) who are both going through a big change in strategy. The overall direction is clear, and the next step is to get the organization delivering

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Virtually really here - AR powered by AI, analytics, and the GDPR data revolution

I’m straight from a secret meeting with an app developer south of the river - and my world has been rocked. The near-future of shopping doesn’t really exist

Tuesday 17 April 2018

The perils of losing the human touch

Latest estimates place over 40% of jobs in the retail sector are at risk from automation. That would result in over 2 million lost roles in the UK, and impact 6.5% of the total working population

Thursday 12 April 2018

House advantage of bringing advertising in-house

I'm reading news today about P&G bringing more of its media in-house. It reminded me of a media training course I used to teach, likening media planning to playing roulette

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