Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.

This deck explores why we believe that the physical store will need to become more agile and flexible in order to survive in both a rapidly changing world, as well as to accommodate extreme trading cycles.

In this presentation we look at 10 areas of retailers' business where they will look to limit costs and which may impact on how manufacturers work with them.

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Walmart has acquired the technology platform, patents and key intellectual property of CareZone, a health-tech startup which helps individuals manage their medications.

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Amazon is set to sell its cashier-less technology, used in its Go stores, to other retailers, as reported by Reuters. Just Walk Out Amazon launched a website for its new initiative, Just Walk Out, inviting retailers to inquire about the service and answering various questions. Just Walk Out enables retailers to leverage Amazon’s cashier-less technology in their stores, which the retailer...
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To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

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