We have seen the Walmart acquiring Jet, Bonobos, Modcloth, and Shoebuy while planning to set up around 1000 pickup locations for online grocery shoppers. Racing Walmart to the front is Amazon with its grand acquisition of Wholefoods to enable faster deliveries with multiple pickup options.
Amazon opened its first brick and mortar retail store in Seattle, Washington, United States. The novelty of this store is that customers can just pick up whatever they want and just walk out of the store. Amazon would just charge the price of the items taken to their Amazon account. They call it the ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. Would it become a game-changer or disruptor in retail?
Along the heavily one-sided debate around Net Neutrality, we are once again amid the new age retail tradition of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Consumerism has driven multiple shopping trends in the past decade. This has become a lifestyle with the entire generations falling under this craze.
Distribution is retail has taken a new life post the rise in consumer demand across developing markets. Territorial mapping and analytics has infused the waning sector with vigor and ambition. What seemed liked the peak, turned out to be the tip of the iceberg. With these transformations, retail distribution can finally automate its distribution in terms of planning, execution, and optimization.