Smart Retailers Bring Stores To Consumers

Brahm Buck

Retail is set to change as never before as COVID-19 fades, but the digital shift will only continue — and even expand. Karen Webster says smart retailers must learn five lessons if they want to survive and thrive in the new era.

“The digital shift, as PYMNTS defines it, is doing less in the physical world and more in the digital world for the same activity,” Webster wrote in a recent analysis on how traditional retailers must adapt.

She noted PYMNTS surveys have found that more than 124 million Americans have already made a

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Harness These Tech Innovations to Drive Your Business Forward in 2021

Brahm Buck

Stephanie Nashawaty, chief customer innovation officer, SAP North America, and Lisa Dalesandro DiChristofer, head of North America Industry Advisory Practice, SAP

Techies love jargon. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), robotic process automation (RPA), the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud—these terms, regularly employed in the information technology (IT) world—were typically not that well understood outside the IT context. But 2020 changed all that.

The pandemic turned the entire “technopedia” into a catalog of solutions that would keep families and friends connected, students learning, businesses running, economies moving, and health care professionals caring for their patients. In a matter of

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A Plano shopping center and an Irving office building change hands

Brahm Buck

Sales

A local partnership acquired Shiloh Crossing, a community retail center at the northwest corner of Spring Creek Parkway and Park Boulevard, in Plano. Derek Schuster and Kevin Butkus of Weitzman negotiated the sale.

Sequin Court Plaza LP bought the 65,460-square-foot Story Business Center on 3.87 acres at 3010 Story Road W in Irving, from Americo Story LP. Jason Finch and Michael W. Spain of Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services brokered the sale.

EB Real Estate Group of New York purchased Plum Meadow, a 270-unit garden-style multifamily property on Cockrell Hill Road in Dallas. Thomas Burns, Jay Gunn and William

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Southfield delivery service I’ll Go Get helps businesses stay afloat

Brahm Buck

Transporting store products has been difficult for many small and local businesses during the pandemic.

A Southfield-based delivery service, called I’ll Go Get It, saw an opportunity to change that — and grow its own business. 

Their plan? Build partnerships with local and small brick-and-mortar businesses to help them quickly get products from shelves to consumers  — still aware of COVID-19 risks — so they can compete with stores like Amazon and Walmart. 

What’s special about the company, known as IGGI, is that they train their most recent hires — mostly interns — to become full-time employees.

Jon Johnson, co-owner

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25+ Valentine’s Day Deals 2021: best deals and FAQ

Brahm Buck

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Valentine’s Day dates may look a little different this year with most of us staying indoors, but nothing’s stopping you from treating your significant other (or yourself) with thoughtful gifts — especially when they’re discounted. With the holiday a few short weeks away, now is the time to start shopping to make sure your order arrives in time, and many retailers are offering sales to make buying a little easier.

For shopping inspiration, we’ve got guides to help you find the best gift. From

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