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The next-generation trading platform from Chicago-based Trading Technologies International Inc. will leverage both co-located servers and the cloud to provide unprecedented computing power and flexibility. The company’s Nextrader platform, unveiled Wednesday at the 39th Annual International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., will be available in the latter half of this year. Nextrader represents a faster and more scalable option for users of TT’s X_TRADER platform.[…] Continue Reading »

Anyone who works in the consumer packaged goods industry can attest that the shopping landscape is evolving at an accelerated pace. As shifts in shopping and spending resulting from the rise of a new generation of consumers who embrace different values and lifestyles intersect with the exploding digital landscape, manufacturers and grocery retailers are faced with the challenge of understanding these changes and their implications.[…] Continue Reading »

It’s 7:42 a.m. in Busan, South Korea, and Ji-hye Kang is running late for work. She grabs her bag, ties back her hair and snatches her keys just before hustling out the front door. At the subway station, a digital sign shows five minutes until her train’s arrival. Just below the sign, lining the walls of the subway stop, are rows of large photo displays that look just like grocery shelves.[…] Continue Reading »

The online grocery industry has come a long way since Webvan’s failed attempt in the business, but there is still a long way to go. Online sales currently account for 3.3% of total grocery spending in the U.S., Businessweek reported, and logistics is a complex issue that online grocers must continue to work out in increasingly innovative ways in order to stand out and be successful.[…] Continue Reading »

The overarching theme at the National Retail Federation’s BIG Show this year was clear: Know your customer. This theme resonated throughout keynote and breakout sessions and on both levels of the EXPO Hall floor. Whether you’re a food retailer or a restaurant operator, there was something for everyone on how to get to know and engage customers using multiple channels.[…] Continue Reading »