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The Robin Report | Sex, China and Covid-19Article

The Robin Report | Sex, China and Covid-19

Sex, China, and Covid-19. What sounds like an afternoon White House press briefing actually holds the key to understanding why virtual reality (aka VR) is one of the most overblown topics in retail right now. Source: Sex, China and Covid-19 – The Robin Report
Forbes | Apparel Retailers Could Learn A Valuable Lesson From Walmart’s New Self-Checkout Test StoreArticle

Forbes | Apparel Retailers Could Learn A Valuable Lesson From Walmart’s New Self-Checkout Test Store

If Walmart can test full self-checkout in one of its stores, then there is nothing that should stop similar technologies from also coming soon to a mall near you.

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A Demo of Amazon’s Package X-Ray Technology (1-Minute Video Post)Retail

A Demo of Amazon’s Package X-Ray Technology (1-Minute Video Post)

While it sounds creepy, Amazon’s new X-Ray packaging technology is awesome and it has arrived just in time for Christmas.
Inspiration from Disaster — Flight 255 and Its Lasting ImpactRetail

Inspiration from Disaster — Flight 255 and Its Lasting Impact

August 16, 2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of the crash of Northwest Airlines Flight #255, an event that forever changed my life and that still emboldens me to this day.
Walmart jumps ahead of Amazon with Scan & Go | Retail DiveRetail

Walmart jumps ahead of Amazon with Scan & Go | Retail Dive

Sharing a really great article from Retail Dive — I really applaud Walmart for their efforts here. Exactly the right move. Click the source link below to read more.
Starbucks is Amazon’s Store of the Future (1-Minute Video Post)Retail

Starbucks is Amazon’s Store of the Future (1-Minute Video Post)

Be afraid — soon your local Starbucks, the items on your coffee table, and even the shoes on your feet will all become Amazon’s rent-free storefronts.
5 Resume Checks to Ensure You Don’t Hire Hank Azaria for Your R&D EffortRetail

5 Resume Checks to Ensure You Don’t Hire Hank Azaria for Your R&D Effort

Staffing a Research & Development effort is harder than it looks.  Here are 5 simple rules to live by.
Ever Hear the One about the Quick Brown Fox that Jumped Over the Lazy Retailer?Retail

Ever Hear the One about the Quick Brown Fox that Jumped Over the Lazy Retailer?

In 1978 the Quick Brown Fox Typewriter Company had a historical earnings call. What follows is a real account of that fictional meeting.
Retailers are FREAKING OUT Over New Eagle Eye Cherry CoverRetail

Retailers are FREAKING OUT Over New Eagle Eye Cherry Cover

Omni Talk covers Eagle Eye’s Cherry’s Save Tonight with a new retail vibe.  And, retailers are going nuts!
An 8 Step Pregnancy Test to Indicate if a Retailer’s R&D is Really R&DRetail

An 8 Step Pregnancy Test to Indicate if a Retailer’s R&D is Really R&D

Not all R&D efforts are really R&D. Do you know if your company’s effort is? 
Did You Know Lionel Richie is a Retail Nostradamus?Retail

Did You Know Lionel Richie is a Retail Nostradamus?

Lionel Ritchie, Malcolm Gladwell, Bicycles, and Ecology all intersect in this platform is burning look at the future of retail.
Now 11 Signs that a Retailer is in TroubleRetail

Now 11 Signs that a Retailer is in Trouble

Omni Talk has expanded to 11 Its List of Signs that a Retailer is in Trouble.

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