Retail Budget Planning 2021: Driving Revenue with Technology

The best thing about January is the opportunity to start again, a general optimism for doing better retail planning than last year . More so for retail, being one of the hardest hit industries last year. As retailers re-evaluate 2020’s retail planning decisions, the overarching theme for Budget ‘21 is ‘uncertainty’, given the current political […]

20 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Shopify

Shopify is an all-in-one, specialized global e-commerce platform that has been powering businesses of all sizes to start, grow, and market their online stores. Shopify has seen tremendous growth in the past few years and in 2018 saw growth 3 times more than that of its competitors. With e-commerce adoption growing rigorously and more retailers […]

Who is set to win the 2020 grocery price wars?

With the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent 360-degree shift in consumer buying behavior and priorities, there have been some immediately tangible effects on the food and grocery market which has been highest in importance, testing all their existing retail management systems and abilities to keep up with demand. Factors such as quality, price,  […]

Protecting your Retail Brand Against the Growing Counterfeit Threat

Counterfeit products, representing nearly 3.5% of world trade today, are flooding the market and COVID-19 has exacerbated this problem for brands, manufacturers, and consumers. Counterfeit products accelerate price erosion and damage brand image, making it difficult to secure good margins and risking further deterioration of consumer trust.  With the alarming growth of this counterfeit threat, […]

50 Statistics to Understand the Online Consumer in 2021 and Beyond

2020 has brought with it a host of unforeseen changes in the day-to-day life of a typical American shopper and a massive shift in behavior, priorities, and sentiments concerning his/her consumption patterns. So far this has meant that long-established, strong, and seemingly evergreen knowledge of consumer behavior trends has been turned on its head to […]

The Retail Guide To Selling To The 2020 Online Shopper

The year 2020 has been a rollercoaster ride for retailers, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting global businesses and pushing economies into recession, tit-for-tat tariffs, growing counterfeit market and the accelerated adoption of e-commerce shopping. The onset of the pandemic resulted in the enforcement of home quarantines and lockdowns across countries, coaxing people to order online, […]

What Sets Beauty Brands Apart From Other Retail Categories

This article was first published on Forbes on Apr 23, 2020, and is authored by Intelligence Node CEO Sanjeev Sularia in his capacity as a member of the Forbes Tech Council. Recent retail news depicts a tale of two distinct fates: stores that are prospering, and those that are barely hanging on. 2019 was a tumultuous year […]