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Zel Bianco

President, founder and CEO
Interactive Edge

I think this is a fantastic way to generate jobs and revive neighborhoods. It is also a great way to appeal to Millennial and Generation Z shoppers who are searching for authenticity and individuality. I can't see retailers using shipping containers as permanent stores—there would be a lot of...

I would be interested to know how many cases of diapers Amazon sold before they decided to pull them from the market as well as how much product testing was done pre-launch. It seems like this was simply a matter of entering the market too quickly. While I don't...

I think bringing back the catalog in a targeted way—as the article mentioned, focusing on lapsed customers—is a great decision and an excellent use of shopper data.

This idea reminds me of yesterday's discussion about experiential e-commerce. The same editorial ideas can be used in catalogs for less tech-savvy shoppers...

I think adding more content to some sites could be a great idea, particularly for higher-ticket items that people might hesitate to buy online. Having an idea of how that huge TV will look in your living room or 10 different ways to style an expensive handbag would help...

Maybe it's because I do most of my shopping in a major city, but I sincerely hope this does not catch on. People wandering crowded stores with their eyes glued to their phones would make the shopping experience significantly more uncomfortable.

Also I just don't see how this would be...

Macy's has, for many years, had a reputation as a nicer middle-class department store where people can find nice products in a fairly wide range of prices, while Nordstrom and Saks both were generally considered so high-end that they were losing out on a huge group of shoppers. It...

I am very optimistic about the retail industry in 2015. I believe that lower gas prices will be key in encouraging shoppers to buy more and shop more frequently as well as lowering the price tag for shipping goods on the supplier side. However, I think what is inspiring...

As long as our society continues to become more sedentary—with so many people spending their lives in front of a computer, health and wellness will continue to strengthen. People are constantly seeking ways to improve their lives and counteract the negative effects of their jobs and preferred leisure activities.

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I am shocked that "not using default passwords" has to be recommended. It seems to me that retailers need to take data protection as seriously as they take data collection or as seriously as they would want their own personal data to be taken.

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I think IoT is still such a little-known concept that people are more likely to purchase the devices that they can understand as functioning on their own in a lower-tech way (fitness trackers are just smart pedometers, etc.). As consumers grow more comfortable with those devices I can see...

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