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The world is moving faster than ever before, and companies are finding themselves scrambling to keep up. Our society has become centered on convenience and everything happening in real time. Data insights need to happen in real time as well so that companies can maximize their ability to better serve their customers. Last week I […]

Late last year Amazon made waves when reports surfaced that they were testing out a new retail store location in downtown Seattle. Not only is the fact that Amazon is experimenting with retail locations newsworthy, but their plans will transform grocery stores as we know them. The new stores have no cashiers or checkout lines. […]

The amount of waste in time, costs, and resources to send print advertisements to consumers forced a change to digitize the process. Despite tremendous efforts in modernizing the necessary business practice, some of the challenges remain. Being able to target the right customer, with the right ad, at the right time is every company’s mission […]

Retailers must adapt to the ever-changing demands brought on by new technological advancements, or be forced to close their doors. It used to be that the customer is always right. However, with real-time notifications and 24-hour social media, we are in the era of the customer is always right now. Data Magic Secrets Revealed Companies […]

Did you catch the DataWorks Summit last week? Wedged between our huge announcements and the fumes from the t-shirt press, the Summit featured an array of keynote speakers from top companies across many industries. One of the keynote presenters was Gowri Selka, Head of Data Analytics and Corporate Technology at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Gowri spoke about […]

We have our winners! In January we announced the Hortonworks Data Heroes initiative. It’s our way of recognizing the Data Visionaries, Data Scientists, and Data Architects transforming their businesses and organizations through Big Data. Last week I posted about our Data Hero Finalists: nine amazing individuals championing transformation within their organizations. Today we have our […]

The decision-making process for a customer to buy products in the retail space can range from days to seconds. The spontaneous buying patterns among consumers creates a business challenge for retailers to address their data needs just as quickly, otherwise customers will go elsewhere. When you combine a full pharmacy to the needs of a […]

Zulily is an American online retailer headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The retailer was started in 2009 and went public in 2013. Its mission is to bring its customers (primarily moms) fresh and interesting products every day. Unlike search-based e-commerce sites, whose users come looking for specific items, zulily customers visit the company’s website and mobile […]

The NRF “Big Show” was a huge success and for those of us who are working to leverage retail data analytics to personalize the customer experience, increase brand loyalty and grow revenue, there were a lot of great insights and best practices. The overarching theme of the show was enabling retailers to be more successful, […]

The NRF Big Show is here and it’s no surprise that retail data analytics are a hot topic. It’s an exciting time for retailers as we continue to discover the power of data to improve our ability to personalize the customer experience, drive brand loyalty and increase sales. Two key trends are emerging – retailers […]

In the US fast food industry, this is a common question when you order a burger.  ‘You want fries with that?’   It’s in the American psyche at this point, and has become common parlance. I was recently heard this exchange: ‘Hey, can I get a copy of your targeted promos report?’    ‘Sure!  You want […]

Last week I had a unique opportunity to present to a group of C-level retail industry leaders. Here are five stories I heard that you might find interesting. These are leaders in Merchandising, Marketing, Infrastructure and IT in top European companies.  The common link was dinner and retail. I spoke briefly about my experience in retail and adoption of […]