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Next Christmas #ShopLocal will not be enough. Ireland needs a new Co-Op

By Vinny O Brien on Dec 23, 2021

There is no silver bullet. Heard that one before, but it is true. eCommerce is tough, relentless and broad. I get disheartened when I see the #shoplocal raise it's head once a year.  It feels a bit like the ...

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Urbx’ Vertical Automated Grocery Fulfillment has High Ambitions

By Vinny O Brien on Apr 12, 2021

As they come to market, automated grocery fulfillment solutions are taking a number of different shapes. Companies like Takeoff Technologies and Dematic are building them into the backs of existing stores, while Kroger and Ocado are building out big, standalone smart warehouses.

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51 Best Shopify Apps for Your eCommerce Store in 2021

By Vinny O Brien on Apr 12, 2021

Shopify is the world’s largest eCommerce platform. There are over 1 million stores that run on Shopify, which is a staggering 20% of all eCommerce globally.

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Clicking with consumers: gaining the D2C advantage to connect the end-to-end retail experience

By Vinny O Brien on Apr 08, 2021

2020 fast-tracked the digital plans of many brands; forcing businesses of all shapes and sizes to embark on rapid digital transformation journeys to weather the storm of the global pandemic. One year on, many consumers remain confined to the four walls of their homes under social restrictions ......

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Jeff Bezos' departure as Amazon CEO comes on the heels of a historic quarter

By Vinny O Brien on Apr 06, 2021

In a letter to Amazon employees published Tuesday afternoon, Jeff Bezos announced that he would step down as CEO and transition to executive chairman, where he'll focus on "new products and early initiatives." Andy Jassy, who is currently CEO of Amazon Web Services, will replace him.

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