Global Digital Retail Research Center

From the C-Suite: Why a digital disruption is needed in retail

Mon, Oct 16, 2017 - 2:25pm

Currently there are two types of retailers selling online: Digital natives such as and Warby Parker, and traditional brick-and-mortar retailers that expanded their operations into this channel.

The DNA of digital natives is often designed to build, test, learn and analyze, and then adapt and change. At these types of companies, this behavior is repeated continuously, with no finish date or end point in...

Driving the next generation of digital retail

Thu, Dec 3, 2015 - 6:09am

by Dan Berthiaume

Retailers and academics are coming together to help drive continuing innovation in digital retailing.   “Our main mission is the advancement of digital retail through collaboration among academic and retail partners,” said Richard Last, senior director of the Global Digital Retail Research Center at the University of North Texas, during an interview with Chain Store Age.   Last, who has helmed the center since it launched in April 2013 and has previously overseen digital retail programs for retailers such as J.C. Penney, said the center has four main goals. These are researching and solving...