2017 was a big year for news stories spanning all the industries we serve, and 2018 is sure to bring plenty of stories that will continue to shape the world of commerce globally and across all verticals.
Extra extra…read all about it! Here are a few highlights we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss:
We would be amiss if we didn’t lead with this story as it is definitely one of the biggest stories of the year for not only CPG/retail and grocery, but ultimately a foundational shift in how consumers will shop in years to come. In USA Today’s Article, Dan Wilkinson, 1WorldSync’s Chief Commercial Officer, provides commentary on what this means for the e-commerce giant.
Nick Manzo, 1WorldSync’s Global Omni-Channel Lead, provides important insight into how organizations can improve their Omni-Channel Commerce Strategy in this article in Total Retail. The article highlights the importance of rich and consistent content across all commerce platforms, providing transparency across the entire supply chain is essential in order to meet the needs of today’s consumer, and how investing in a cloud-based solution allows organizations to adapt to new challenges.
Internet Health Management published an article on how Amazon’s healthcare plans impact existing healthcare players. It provides insight from 1WorldSync around how Amazon’s entry into the healthcare industry will impact the big players in an already accelerated industry. Dan Wilkinson, 1WorldSync’s Chief Commercial Officer, describes the need for disruption that only Amazon can provide, “This venture is a logical next step as Amazon continues to involve itself in every facet of consumers’ lives and wallets.”
This year has proven that consumers want a seamless experience from a retailer, whether they are visiting a brick and mortar store, or buying on their phone or tablet. Creating this environment for consumers proves challenging for most, but Home Depot has made great strides this year with what they call their “interconnected retail” initiative. Nick Manzo, 1WorldSync’s Global Omni-Channel Lead, comments on how this DIY/Hardlines giant is not differentiating when it comes to omnichannel in this article from Supply Chain Executive.
Campbell’s Soup is a household name that brings a feeling of nostalgia to most, but that does not make them immune to the demands of today’s consumers in their need for an experience and not just a product. Dan Wilkinson, 1WorldSync’s Chief Commercial Officer, speaks to how Campbell’s has confronted this reality head on in this piece Campbell’s shifts their focus from product to experience for the Institute’s of Food Technologists (IFT).
Initiatives like the Grocery Manufacturing Associations’(GMA) SmartLabel, highlight the common theme across all industries, that especially with foods, consumers want the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Dan Wilkinson, 1WorldSync’s Chief Commercial Officer, highlights how getting started with SmartLabel is the stepping stone to building consumer trust for your products in Food Manufacturing Magazine.
These few stories are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the exciting things that are happening globally that impact the future of commerce and product consumption.