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April 26, 2021

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Proactive decision making needs data and analytics

Proactive decision making needs data and analytics

In recent months, big data has been an often-discussed topic among business leaders as they consider ways to adjust their businesses to contend with the effects of the pandemic, which continues to shape shopping behavior. Across the retail industry, companies are still struggling to put data-driven strategies into action. In November 2020, Exasol published research

Zebra brings temperature visibility to vaccines

Zebra brings temperature visibility to vaccines

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — The pharmaceutical industry is facing unprecedented pressure to execute at the highest level as it works to move massive quantities of the COVID-19 vaccine through the supply chain. Vaccine manufacturers, logistics providers, packaging companies and technology providers are collaborating to ensure that precious doses arrive at their destinations as quickly as

There’s no returning to old-style demand forecasting

There’s no returning to old-style demand forecasting

It’s become a cliché to say that the COVID pandemic has changed everything about retail, especially the acceleration to online shopping and the creation of demand for categories previously on the fringe of most merchandisers’ plans. While the food business has been the primary beneficiary of this transformation, mainly due to the shuttering of so

The beauty industry gets a makeover, courtesy of COVID

The beauty industry gets a makeover, courtesy of COVID

COVID-19 is altering consumer behaviors, and many of these shifts could be permanent. The pandemic has had a profound and enduring impact on consumers. Recent Accenture research shows that the majority (95%) of consumers are making significant and lasting changes to how they live, work and shop. COVID-19 has also triggered an economic recession that

Combating the opioid crisis in the pharmacy

Combating the opioid crisis in the pharmacy

It’s happening again. Another pharmacy operator is facing federal prosecution for allegedly mismanaging prescription opioids and violating the Controlled Substances Act. And the civil penalties being sought by the Department of Justice could total in the billions of dollars. The message is clear This action by the DOJ should serve as clear indication that the

Let points of innovation define the new retail environment

Let points of innovation define the new retail environment

We’ve all learned a lot in the last 12 months. Personally and in our business lives. We’ve all learned to “pivot” (the designated word of the pandemic), and we’ve heard time and again “you’re on mute.” Both defined the new world we found ourselves in, assuming we were fortunate enough to have a job, could

Omnichannel health care integration is winning strategy

Omnichannel health care integration is winning strategy

As the U.S. health care landscape continues to evolve amid the COVID-19 pandemic, drug store retailers are seeking to become the first port of call for patients. To achieve this and capitalize on the rapid changes in health care, they are refining their strategies for both online and off-line channels. Transforming retail stores to expand

Significant changes by retailers need not end in 2021

Significant changes by retailers need not end in 2021

It would be an understatement to say that COVID-19 launched the retail industry into challenging times. What began as additional safety and cleaning procedures including social distancing measures in-store quickly spiraled into large-scale changes that required retailers to add an online presence, if they didn’t have one already, and cater to consumers in new (often