Columbus, Ohio …from rust belt to Digital Winner

What?¬†Amazon has invested over $1 billion in the Columbus Ohio region since around 2014…distribution centers and a major analytics facility. That’s nice … but what else did Columbus get? Columbus becomes 2nd biggest city in the mid-west! ¬† Since the 2010 census, Columbus (city limits only) has grown 9.3 percent, from 787,033 residents in 2010 … Continue reading

Mr. Bezos … we may have a problem!

Amazon / Whole Foods vs Aldi – Organic Products Mr. Bezos … we may have a problem! Amazon may have a lot of work to do to make Whole Foods Amazing!   Why is he smiling? Let’s look at some data points in the important Organic Foods retail competition… 1st … What items do people … Continue reading

Who ‘Mugged’ Macy’s

The three biggest department stores in the 1960’s – Macy’s, Hudson’s and Marshall Field’s. Macy’s is now the lone survivor…for the moment!

Amazon Go is not your Mother’s brick and mortar grocery store…anymore

For all those who thought Amazon was going to build a traditional brick and mortar store of any kind … WRONG!

Amazing Amazon Bots

For distribution and logistics, the question has always been the same:’How do we develop the most efficient optimization strategy for distribution warehouse workers to locate, select and ship products?’

Amazon reimagined the same question : ‘What if the most efficient optimization strategy was for products to come to the warehouse workers?’

Amazon Game ON in Ohio!

You can interpret this sentence to mean that Kroger is using its very sophisticated data analytics and digital marketing capability to attract new customers. The critical question, which we will know the answer to in a few months, is ‘Can Kroger attract, hold and grow profitable customers … in the long term?’

It’s Not Necessary to Change … If Survival Is Not Mandatory!

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