Carl Boutet

Retail Strategist
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  • Posted on: 01/17/2019

    NRF: Will grocers be ready for 2030’s smart future?

    Great overview of our presentation! Thanks for sharing it. Two points I would add/clarify: 1) Owning the conduit of grocery to the home is increasingly important as it has the most velocity and will lead to more opportunities. Hence why the largest (AMZN, WM, BABA) are massively investing in this category. 2) The data from the all those "smart connections" are the backbone to the necessary data on which predictive capabilities will be built. That were the recurring revenue streams will be created that bring those retailers to an entirely new level of market valuation (one based on revenue rather than profit).
  • Posted on: 08/16/2017

    What bad habits do retail solution providers need to break?

    Always important to understand "the why" before "the how." Then build/present the appropriate solution.
  • Posted on: 07/25/2017

    How will smaller rivals survive in an Amazon and Walmart world?

    Price diversion will be key, hence why the long tail will be good to very discerning (niche) retailers who deeply curate, connect and engage with customers at levels large retailers will find very difficult to credibly replicate.
  • Posted on: 07/25/2017

    How should retailers reinvent the center store?

    "Low consideration retail" is ripe for disruption by a more automated & cost/time effective fulfillment model. Ideally, this should make the remaining high consideration/discovery based experiences that much more engaging.
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