Author Archives: Hassina Obaidy

RETAIL Power To The Retail (Sales) People

[PYMNTS.com] RIP retail. Or, maybe not. To paraphrase Mark Twain, a mustachioed author famous for quips and no small amount of wisdom, rumors of a demise have been greatly exaggerated. Consider the case laid out by Skava, a cloud-based, microservices digital commerce … Continue reading

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[Webinar] Using AI To Power The Retail Experience

  [PYMNTS.com] When is milk not milk? This is no trick question — it’s a distinction that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have to learn to make in order for eMerchants to fully leverage the potential of machine learning. To … Continue reading

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[PYMNTS] The Amazon Whole Foods Deal Is Done — Now What?

Skava’s VP of Innovation, Dave Barrowman, sat down in a discussion with PYMNTS CEO Karen Webster, about the recent merger of Amazon and Whole Foods.  [PYMNTS.com] Just a few short months from the merger announcement, and as of this week, the deal … Continue reading

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[Q&A] The Magic In-Store Begins with the Store Associate

Brick and mortar retailers are suffering. This year, over 5,000 physical stores across the U.S. have closed down so far. Retailers are struggling to keep their customers in store and prevent further store closures. Gap alumnus Dave Barrowman and now, … Continue reading

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[PYMNTS] Bricks And Mortar, With A Dash Of Service For Customer Stickiness

[PYMNTS – Data Drivers] Can bricks-and-mortar survive the eCommerce onslaught? In an interview with PYMNTs’ Karen Webster, Dave Barrowman, who serves as Vice President of Innovation at Skava, said that in the physical retail space, the death of physical retail … Continue reading

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[PYMNTS] Skava and the Power of Consumer Intent

[PYMNTS.com] That retail is changing rapidly — and that many of its oldest and most established players are struggling to keep pace — is not much of a surprise these days. “Everyone knows retailers are in trouble — at this point, the … Continue reading

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5 Technologies Changing the Retail Landscape

[Business.com – Joanna Furlong] Mixed reality, Internet of Things and advanced analytics are shaking up the retail industry. Is your business ready? Retailers today face a market drastically different than the one they navigated 10 years ago. Millennial shoppers are a … Continue reading

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