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Grocery Technologies to Keep an Eye on in 2019

  • Pedro Ramos
  • 02.14.2019
  • Blog
As we’re winding down from NRF’s Big Show last month and gearing up for The NGA Show, it’s become clear that there are technology trends on the rise in the grocery industry.  In an ever-changing retail environment, grocers are faced with the challenge of sifting through various emerging ...


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Are you "Bird Box"-ing your Business?

  • Brian Donnelly
  • 02.07.2019
  • Blog
Netflix’s Bird Box dominated all social platforms for the last week of 2018 and the beginning of 2019. Shortly after its release, the ‘Bird Box Challenge’ took off, leading to an unfortunate event where a teenager who was attempting to drive blindfolded, ended up (unsurprisingly) in an accident. ...


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Is BOPIS Here to Stay? The Pros and Cons of "Click & Collect"

  • Pedro Ramos
  • 01.31.2019
  • Blog
One of the biggest themes at this year’s NRF Big Show was the rapidly growing popularity of “Buy Online, Pickup in Store" (BOPIS) initiatives in the retail space.  Also called “click and collect,” the service allows customers to visit physical, brick-and-mortar stores to pick up online orders from ...


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Reimagining Retail - NRF Big Show 2019 Recap

  • Keneavy Krenzin
  • 01.24.2019
  • Blog
Early last week, myself and a few members of the Agilence team made our way to New York City for the world’s largest retail conference and expo.  The NRF Big Show drew nearly 40,000 attendees from across the globe, including 700 exhibitors, and highlighted 500 scheduled speakers, 200 sessions, ...


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The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist and the Future of Business ...

  • Derek Rodner
  • 01.17.2019
  • Blog
The BI and greater analytics market has spent the majority of the last decade shifting from IT-led, systems-of-record reporting to business-led, self-service reporting and analysis.  As a result, BI and data analytics tools have evolved to meet new organizational requirements for accessibility, ...


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The Importance of Telling Stories with Data

  • Eric Miller
  • 01.10.2019
  • Blog
Stories are 22 times more memorable than facts. This is why we can recall stories told to us from years ago, yet not remember a simple fact we heard a week ago, or even earlier this morning. It’s no secret that stories are a powerful tool when it comes to sharing information. After all, stories ...


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2018 in Review - The Year of Vertical Business Intelligence

  • Russ Hawkins
  • 01.04.2019
  • Blog
A note from Russ Hawkins, CEO of Agilence Inc. - Since I joined Agilence 11 years ago, every single year has been memorable.  We’ve made the transition from providing video auditing systems to exception-based reporting, and to developing a specialized data analytics platform.  This year was no ...


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Democratizing Restaurant Data to Increase Operational Efficiency

  • Catherine Penizotto
  • 12.13.2018
  • Blog
In the past, restaurant chains were successful because of their menu, food quality, customer service, and price, but now we can add industry-focused data analytics to their recipe for success.  According to Restaurant.com, there will be 5,200 GB of data for every person on earth by the year 2020, ...


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The Psychology Behind Loyalty Programs

  • Keneavy Krenzin
  • 12.06.2018
  • Blog
Many companies use a reward system or loyalty program in an attempt to make customers more devoted. Top loyalty programs from successful retailers such as Sephora and Amazon have made remarkable impacts on their ability to sustain and gain a loyal customer base. Reward programs entice people to ...


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The Rise of Business Intelligence in Convenience Stores

  • Keneavy Krenzin
  • 11.29.2018
  • Blog
The convenience industry’s profit margins aren’t what they used to be.  They can range from pennies on a fuel transaction to more than 50% on a foodservice sale.  This means that parsing the right numbers can reveal what’s selling well, how best to promote, bundle, and merchandise wares, and how to ...


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