For the latest in retail trends and research, it doesn’t get any better than RetailNet Group! Over the next several months, RNG will be hosting a three-part webinar series and one live presentation with COPA designed to help our members make the most informed decisions for their business.
Webinar 1: Strategic Initiatives to Understand and Align With to Win in 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2015 – 11:00 a.m. EDT
As competition intensifies in developed markets, resellers are developing new competitive platforms that lead to a new selling landscape in the future. These initiatives and the resulting capabilities required to execute will become ‘table stakes’ for growth over the next several years. Vendors and resellers alike will need to better understand the work underway in order to collaborate on these initiatives in the future. During this webinar, RNG will discuss a few of the most important strategic initiatives, such as:
- Redefining differentiation
- Store and network renewal
- Data narrowing
- Logistics / supply chain
- Future of pricing and promotion
Webinar 2: Technology Capability Roadmap
Monday, June 22, 2015 – 11:00 a.m. EDT
- Targeted impact across the peer-to-peer (P2P) channel
- Timing and strategy – Table stakes vs. differentiation
- Organizational implications
- Collaboration and investment strategy – Resellers / vendors / digital vendors
Webinar 3: Canadian Retail Outlook 2016-2020
Monday, October 19, 2015
- Latest retail developments – What’s happened / changed in the industry
- Outlook for the next 6-12 months
- What do you need to know to factor into your strategic plan
- Winning channels, segments and resellers
- Big box vs. small box vs. digital
Live Presentation: Winning in a Seamless Digital Environment
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Digital will have a profound impact on retail out to 2020. In order to prepare for success in this new seamless, digitally integrated environment, resellers and suppliers need to understand the four major areas that digital will influence:
- Digital Products:
Digital products are allowing retailers to created walled gardens to drive loyalty and raise switching costs. Through consumer engagement with these products, retails are capturing the data necessary to provide a personalized experience and then narrowing that data to capture actionable insights.
- Digital Marketing:
Digital is fundamentally changing the role of marketing in the future. In this discussion, we will explore the importance of digital influence and the changing role of a marketer in 2020.
- Digital Retail In the Store:
Looking out to 2020, RNG forecasts that over 55% of all retail transactions will involve digital. While a portion of these transactions will not go through a store at all, it is important to look at the impact of digitally enabled and digitally managed in-store trips.
- Out of Store Digital:
Retailers are trialing & adapting distinct digital business models. In this discussion, we will discuss the distinctions between the emerging digital retail business models, how logistics networks will evolve and how digital marketplaces will disrupt the industry & traditional value chain.
Stay tuned for registration details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.