Live Infocast Schedule

Merchandise Fundamentals and Life Cycles: The Transformation of the Physical Store

Thu, July 26, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EDT

Mod Boon-Long, Research Analyst, Planet Retail RNG

While the role of the store changes and departments undergo dramatic transformations, the importance of executional excellence remains paramount. Having the right assortment, shelving, packaging, display, and pricing strategies will carry even more weight moving forward as stores curate more of their merchandise and shift space towards experiences. During this session we will examine best in class strategies in merchandise execution in-store.

Online Grocery and the Impact on the Physical Store

Thu, August 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EDT

Mark Ravi, Research Analyst, Planet Retail RNG

Shopper adoption of online grocery is in the midst of an exponential rise as the millennial generation has started shopping en mass for newly formed families and retailers rush to roll out ecommerce capabilities. We will forecast the dollar growth expected over the next five years and outline which retailers are set up to capture the majority of the growth. We will also examine the impact to the physical store as fulfillment capabilities take a greater role in store level operations.

Auto-Replenishment & Subscriptions: The Future of Retail Technology

Thu, September 6, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EDT

Mod Boon-Long, Research Analyst, Planet Retail RNG

Will this model be the center-store of the future? How long until we reach widescale adoption? What role will voice technology play in speeding up this transformation? We will look at best in class subscription models to identify attributes for winning in this space and relevance by category.

Ubiquitous Commerce: A True Look Into the Future of Seamless Retail

Thu, October 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
EDT

Mark Ravi, Research Analyst, Planet Retail RNG

We're going to take a true look into the future of seamless retail...

With each AI integration, we take a small step towards a future where every connected device can enable a highly personalized transaction. Consumers can shop and engage with retailers and brands anywhere, anytime, independent of a single platform or device. Ubiquitous commerce is marked by consumer-to-business (C2B) models in which vast amounts of consumer data shape and drive retailer business decisions, including product development and overall strategic direction in a continuous loop. The shift requires an immense amount of development in AI, asset light supply chains, and a level of data cooperation between companies that is non-existent today.