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Evolution of the financial advisor: balancing autonomy and standardization

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted by retailblogadmin in Financial Services | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Evolution of the financial advisor: balancing autonomy and standardization)

From front-end products such as online banking and mobile payments to back-end operations such as processing transactions, leading banks continue to seek centralized, automated solutions to maximize efficiency.

However, wealth management practices and operations remain significantly less centralized. There is still a lot of debate regarding the efficiencies that can be gained by streamlining financial advisor operations through corporate resources. (more…)

How Can Retailers Maximize Store Space Productivity?

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Katheryn McKee in Retail | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on How Can Retailers Maximize Store Space Productivity?)

APT Vice President Faruk Abdullah discusses ways in which retailers can use advanced analytics to maximize their store space productivity.

Squaring the Circle: Getting Promotional Strategies Right

July 6th, 2015 | Posted by Mary Kate Helm in Retail - (Comments Off on Squaring the Circle: Getting Promotional Strategies Right)

SupermarketNews recently published an article aimed at uncovering current grocery consumer trends, based on a new survey of grocery shoppers. As for the results, they found a mixed bag. While over half of online grocery shoppers are increasing the total amount of groceries they purchase online, most consumers continue to shop at multiple brick-and-mortar stores to fulfill all of their grocery needs.  Indeed, a paltry 13% of survey respondents reported that they complete their grocery shopping at just one store.

What do these results mean? (more…)