Retail Revenue vs. Execution: Part II—Insights from Deborah Weinswig

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In Part I of Supply Chain Nation’s blog on Retail Revenue vs. Execution, Deborah Weinswig, Chief Customer Officer at Profitect, commented on why retailers seem to be spending a lot more time and investment on generating eCommerce revenue than on establishing supply chain practices to effectively execute on those orders. In this follow-on Expert Insights post, she discusses the steps retailers should …

SXSW exclusive: First-timer reflections

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Post originally appeared in Retailing Today March 12, 2014 | By Anne Marie Stephen and Deborah Weinswig The journey to South by Southwest (SXSW) begins long before the leading technology conference even begins. As first time attendees it quickly became apparent that winging it doesn’t work in Austin yet being open to possibilities is also essential essential. Stepping of the plan …

Predictions For Holiday 2013

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Summary

  • Holiday sales increase 3-4% from 2012 despite low consumer confidence and lack of must have gifts
  • Shorter calendar playing a key role planning –
    • Early start to holiday season
    • More stores open on Thanksgiving day
    • Weather is a plus this year
  • Home goods are the key product for Black Friday deals
  • Cyber Monday should out pace Black Friday in sales

Deborah Weinswig, Retail Analyst at Citi, speaks at Plug and Play’s Retail Center of Innovation

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The Retail Center of Innovation at Plug and Play kicked off with a demo event featuring 20 of the most innovative retail focused startups who are changing the world of retail. Along with representatives from the top 50 global retailers, 20 ecommerce sites, and top retail technology enablers, the event was co-hosted by Mike Calbert, Head of the Retail industry team with KKR’s Private Equity platform and Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director and Retail Analyst at Citi.