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Guy Courtin is vice-president industry and solution strategy for retail and fashion at Infor. He is responsible for the Infor Retail go to market, focused on how those solutions and vision can bring improvements to the supply chains of retailers as they look to transform.

Retail Is Now All About Embracing ‘Temporary’

There’s nothing quite like the holiday season in retail. The last few months of the year carry so much weight that, as the dust settles in February, we all have to collectively catch our breaths and remember there’s a whole new year of challenges and opportunities ahead. One word that seemed to dominate 2017 in retail, was apocalypse. As in, “the Retail Apocalypse is upon on us!” Between a record number of store closures and a handful of big bankruptcies, retailers were clearly going the way of the dodo. High streets resembled ghost towns, brick-and-mortar stores no longer had a place in our shopping experience, and all future transactions would be done via smartphone. It all made for good headlines and horror stories, but as it turned out, news of retail’s demise was greatly exaggerated. ...

Shining A Light? Millennials, The IoT And The Supply Chain

Stop me if you have heard this one before: “The millennial generation is so connected via mobile and social, yet at the same time, totally disconnected from the reality of the world”. Whilst these generalisations of an entire generation are perhaps becoming a little hackneyed, we have to face the fact that like so much in life, we laugh because it’s true. And in the face of that truth, businesses and employers are all trying to get a better understanding of a generation that will comprise one-third of the workforce by 2020, and 75% of the workforce by 2025. And as they grow into their careers and take on more senior roles at businesses, millennials will gain greater buying power along the way. And the fact that we still haven’t figured out why they choose the products, entertainment or lif...