When It’s Game Time for Retail New Relic is There, Says CEO
When It’s Game Time for Retail New Relic is There, Says CEO

Whether it’s for a popular mobile app, an online video game with millions of users, or a huge ecommerce platform, they all rely on critical New Relic insights to keep revenue flowing.

Customers Rapidly Deserting Malls for Ecommerce, Says Former Toys 'R' Us CEO
Customers Rapidly Deserting Malls for Ecommerce, Says Former Toys ‘R’ Us CEO

Nordstrom is the class act of the department store segment and doing everything right says Former Toys ‘R’ Us CEO, Gerald Storch. Unfortunately, that is not enough according to Storch because customers are deserting malls for ecommerce.

Kroger CEO: How We Compete for Software Engineers with Facebook
Kroger CEO: How We Compete for Software Engineers with Facebook

Kroger and all retailers are fast becoming tech companies and thus have the difficult task of competing with companies like Facebook for top tech talent. According to Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen, one of their secrets to recruiting software engineers is the promise of more responsibility quicker than anywhere else.

Founder Ron Shaich Tells the Inside Story of Panera’s Amazing Success
Founder Ron Shaich Tells the Inside Story of Panera’s Amazing Success

Making the decision to in 1998 to sell the main divisions of Au Bon Pain and focus all resources on the company’s lowly Panera brand became the most stressful year and a half ever for Panera founder and former CEO Ron Shaich. Ultimately, Shaich says, even though there was “blood on the floor” initially, the stock is up a hundredfold.

Brands That Adjust to the New Economy Are Going to be More Successful
Brands That Adjust to the New Economy Are Going to be More Successful

Former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder says that brands that adjust to the new economy are going to be more successful. He says that Walmart and Target adjusted to the new economy and that’s why they are doing great.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Sees Services Growth as Their Future
Apple CEO Tim Cook Sees Services Growth as Their Future

One silver lining in Tim Cook’s letter is his announcements about the growth of Apple Services worldwide. Cook says that Services generated over $10.8 billion in revenue during the quarter, growing to a new quarterly record in every geographic segment.

Even Just on the Medical Side, There’s Big Business in Pot
Even Just on the Medical Side, There’s Big Business in Pot

There’s a big business to be built just on the medical side of legal marijuana says legendary technology investor Geoff Lewis. Lewis was an early investor in Tilray which recently had a hugely successful IPO of which he was pleasantly surprised.

Walmart Planning Delivery Right Into Your Fridge
Walmart Planning Delivery Right Into Your Fridge

Walmart is looking at delivering groceries right into your fridge says Walmart Ecommerce President and CEO Mark Lore. And the step after that Lore says is delivery without even ordering.

Starbucks Delivery via Uber Eats Goes National After Seeing Higher Average Sales
Starbucks Delivery via Uber Eats Goes National After Seeing Higher Average Sales

Based on a successful delivery trial in China via Alibaba and Uber Eats in Miami, Starbucks has announced that they are adding delivery nationwide.

Former Macy’s CEO: This Country is Way Over-Stored Because of the Shift to Online
Former Macy’s CEO: This Country is Way Over-Stored Because of the Shift to Online

Consumers have now shifted up to 11 percent of their shopping online and this means that the US needs to get rid of 11 percent of their physical stores, according to former Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren. He says that overall the consumer is healthy and spending but that doesn’t mean that physical stores shouldn’t close to match supply and demand.