Digitally Savvy 7-Eleven Treats Amazon as a Friend
Source: (Digiday Nov. 27, 2017)
7-Eleven has integrated its rewards program in its app,
launched a chatbot for Messenger and expanded its partnership with Postmates. It is also testing augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and even drone delivery. One key tenet: Treat
Amazon as friend, not foe. “Our strategy was about following our customers to where they are. “Now, we’re looking at how do we even think ahead of our customers and delight them using digital” said
Gurmhet Singh, Chief Digital Officer. Learn more
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Walmart & Target Shift Focus to Cyber Monday Deals Source: (Fortune November 24, 2017)
It was not surprising that Target and Walmart, locked in
an intense price war with each other and with Amazon.com, quickly announced online deals for Cyber Monday even as shoppers continued to
gorge on deals at stores Friday morning. Learn more
Hormel Outlines 6 Steps for Growth Strategy
Source: (FoodBizNews November 22, 2017)
James Snee, Chairman, President, and CEO of Hormel
outlined six steps on Hormel’s path to growth in 2018. First, he said, “we’ll continue to evolve to a broader food company.” Second, the company plans to expand and accelerate its food service business, Hormel’s third priority is expanding its global footprint. Other initiatives will include divesting nonstrategic assets and reorganizing the supply chain. Learn more
Perfecting Retail Execution: Turning Field Insights into Action to Drive Business Outcomes
Although Spin Master, a top-10 global toy company, and Carlsberg Baltics, a global brand and the largest brewery in the Baltics, couldn’t appear more different, they each approach retail execution as a core competency to win at the shelf.
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Diageo Global Head of Beer on Digital & Craft’s Longevity Source: Marketing Week, Nov. 22, 2017
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As we close out 2017, and look for areas of improvement in 2018, it is important to review some best practices for effective change management.
Here are the key success factors for change management:
– Effective Training.
Nearing the completion of a sales application project, project managers have a tendency to cut back on
training, because it is the last place they can cut in order to bring the project in on time and on budget. However, this is exactly what they shouldn’t do. An experienced change
management leader can effectively temper the urge to cut training.
– Supportive Leadership. A sales application without a visibly supportive, executive level sponsor is like a ship without a rudder. It will inevitably be blown off course. * Intrinsic Incentives. The use of incentives to motivate change is only viable in the short term. Lasting change takes place when people understand the need to change and see the intrinsic value of doing so.
– Intrinsic Incentives. The use of incentives to motivate change is only viable in the short term. Lasting change takes place when people
understand the need to change and see the intrinsic value of doing so.
– Measuring Success.
Even though change has many behavioral aspects,
it is still possible and desirable to measure the impact of change through the use of appropriate KPIs.
In Summary, when enabling sales processes with technology, a great deal of
change needs to take place in terms of the processes and the adoption of the new technology. But change management must also be conducted at all levels, not just among end users. You can achieve lasting behavioral change, gain user adoption, and ultimately increase their
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*The POI 2017-2018 TPx and Retail Execution Survey went live on September 25, 2017 and while it has received a statistically significant number of responses, We are asking
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