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.

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.

Lands’ End CEO: If You Are Not on Amazon You Are Not Relevant
Lands’ End CEO: If You Are Not on Amazon You Are Not Relevant

“For us, our partnership with Amazon was all about new customer acquisition,” says Lands’ End CEO Jerome Griffith. “If you look at searches online, more people go to Amazon to search for clothing than anyplace. If you are not there you are not relevant.”

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.

Walmart CEO: Company is Becoming More Digital
Walmart CEO: Company is Becoming More Digital

The CEO of Walmart Doug McMillion says that the company has a lot of work going on to change the company. He says that the company is becoming more digital and is changing how they work from within to get faster, more nimble, and adapt to what’s happening in retail.

Amazon Reportedly Prepping to Go Cashierless at Whole Foods
Amazon Reportedly Prepping to Go Cashierless at Whole Foods

According to the Wall Street Journal Amazon is testing larger format stores with its cashierless technology as a prelude to a Whole Foods rollout. The WSJ appeared to have spoken with several insiders. “It is unclear whether Amazon intends to use the technology for Whole Foods, although that is the most likely application if executives can make it work, according to the people.”

Alibaba CEO: On-Demand Delivery to Power the Future of Retail
Alibaba CEO: On-Demand Delivery to Power the Future of Retail

On-demand is an infrastructure for the future of retail says Alibaba CEO, Daniel Zhang. He envisions a world where virtually every product, even pharmaceuticals, will be available to be delivered on-demand 24-hours a day to customers.