Retail Omni-Channel Strategies

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Following its own suit demonstrated in a multiyear spate of acquisitions to broaden its business analytics and optimization (BAO) portfolio, IBM is buying DemandTec, an $82 million provider of cloud-based product price, promotion, assortment, and shopper insight applications used by retailers and consumer packaged goods companies, for $440 million net of cash. DemandTec extends IBM capabilities to help FMCG, specialty hardlines, and general merchandise and apparel supply chains run smarter merchandising and

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Having survived Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I just had to call this blog post "smartphone and pepper spray-armed customers coming to a store near you". But all kidding aside - am I kidding? - Customer's clearly demonstrated that they have the upper hand this Thanksgiving weekend. They made strategic strikes on retailers - some preferred the excitement of busy stores at midnight or 2AM and the thrill of snagging a limited supply deeply discounted item, while others preferred shopping on line, again very s

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