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.

Digitizing Unilever is One of My Top Priorities, Says CEO
Digitizing Unilever is One of My Top Priorities, Says CEO

Digitizing Unilever is one of my top priorities, says Unilever’s new CEO Alan Jope. “How we digitize marketing. How we digitize working with our customers. Digitizing our supply chain. Digitizing our people processes. You are going to see a strong digital emphasis in my agenda for Unilever.”

Problem Solving is ‘Full of Massive Innovation,’ Says Label Insight Co-founder
Problem Solving is ‘Full of Massive Innovation,’ Says Label Insight Co-founder

Label Insight says that it is powering transparency at the intersection of retailers, brands, and consumers with an industry-leading platform for CPG product attribute data. Their data and analytics essentially allow those brands and retailers to increase sales by empowering the consumer to make better-educated decisions.

Starbucks Dramatically Increased Used of AI-Powered Customer Insights to Drive Growth, Says CEO
Starbucks Dramatically Increased Used of AI-Powered Customer Insights to Drive Growth, Says CEO

Starbucks has dramatically increased the use of AI-powered customer insights to drive growth, says Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson. During the most recent holiday season, Starbucks made data-driven decisions on a variety of items from the type of holiday cups they were offering to how they promoted gift cards, all designed to increase sales.

Starbucks Coming Out on Top in China, Says CEO
Starbucks Coming Out on Top in China, Says CEO

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson isn’t worried about competitors in the fast-growing coffee market in China. Starbucks has nearly 3,700 stores in China already and is generating double-digit transaction growth. For Starbucks, their growth in China continues to be driven by providing a unique customer experience that is like no other in their industry.

Cannabis Triple Venti at Starbucks?
Cannabis Triple Venti at Starbucks?

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says that cannabis-infused beverages are not on the roadmap. However, he seems open to that possibility in the future. “You can’t get a cannabis triple venti today. There are a lot of issues that we would have to think through on that. Right now that’s not on the roadmap. But we are mindful of the trends.”

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.