COVID-19: An Unexpected Catalyst


Posted in CPG, Digital Transformation, Retail
By Waleed Ayoub on March 23, 2020

Day by day, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve at an unprecedented rate.  This global crisis has become an unexpected catalyst for change, forcing businesses to adjust based on the growing number of lockdowns and restrictions. These restrictions include establishing more stringent health and safety practices, figuring out how to support a majority remote workforce, …

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How Can CPG Companies Take Advantage of AI?


Posted in CPG, Digital Transformation
By Marketing on March 6, 2020

The world of shopping is constantly evolving – particularly for consumers.  They are offered more opportunities to save money, presented more options and selections to shop from, and are provided with multiple methods for obtaining their purchases.  While there have been continuous improvements and innovations to the consumer experience, there have only been minor adjustments …

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Rubikloud Coming to NRF 2020: The World’s Largest Retail Expo


Posted in Digital Transformation, Events
By Marketing on December 19, 2019

This past January, we attended NRF’s 2019 Retail’s Big Show – the largest retail show and expo in the world. Each year, the event draws nearly 40,000 attendees, with more than 800 exhibitors and over 350 speakers from across the globe, looking to learn from and share with the biggest and best in the retail industry. As …

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Avoiding the Grinch: Efficiency should be top of European retailers’ wish lists this Christmas


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Marketing on December 5, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But in 2019, Golden Quarter retail revenues could well be dented by political and economic uncertainty, according to European analysts.  The International Monetary Fund has issued a warning that most countries in Europe have seen their economies weakened this year, with little hope of Christmas cheer to …

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Green vision: French supermarkets can take waste reduction further with AI-enhanced forecasting


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Marketing on November 5, 2019

Public awareness of food and packaging waste is high in France and it seems government initiatives and retailer campaigns to tackle the issues are positively influencing consumer behaviour. It’s impressive that 63% of French consumers we questioned in a recent survey said they are less likely to throw away food on its sell-by date today …

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Can AI help German grocers serve up a tastier e-commerce dish?


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Marketing on October 21, 2019

German shoppers are far from enamoured with online grocery shopping in 2019. Our exclusive survey reveals that over half – 52% – have never ordered their weekly shop online, and only 7% ‘always’ shop for groceries in this way (rising to 13% in Berlin) compared to 21% of UK consumers.   This begs the question: can …

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Food waste leaves a bad taste: Why UK consumers are unhappy with supermarkets


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Marketing on October 8, 2019

British supermarkets’ efforts to ‘go green’ with sustainability and waste reduction programmes have proliferated in the last three years, but they do not appear to be keeping pace with consumer expectations. According to market research that we commissioned, over a third (37%) of British grocery shoppers felt supermarkets are not doing enough to tackle the …

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Rubikloud’s European Grocery Data Report: What European grocery shoppers really want and how supermarkets can deliver it with AI


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Marketing on September 29, 2019

As market and regulatory pressures build, where will European grocers find growth? The European grocery market will be worth €2,289 billion by 2022, according to the IGD, on track to grow at 3.7% (CAGR) between 2017 to 2022. While Turkey and Russia are driving most growth, Europe’s other large grocery retail markets – namely Germany, …

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Rubikloud’s US Grocery Report: What US shoppers want and how grocers can deliver it with AI


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail, Rubikloud Announcements
By Marketing on September 16, 2019

Do you want the bad news or good news first?  Let’s go with bad: the grocery industry is in trouble. It’s a tough business with thin margins, high fixed costs and many perishable products. While some may argue there is positive growth in the industry, that growth has been highly uneven — and has masked …

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How to Use Machine Learning to Further Retail Analytic Capacity


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Kerry Liu on September 29, 2016

If you’re only using big data to target consumers based on demographics or purchase history, you’re making a mistake that will cost your company a significant amount of revenue. Big data can provide retailers with a wealth of highly personalized information about their customers, informing meaningful customer interactions. But most retailers are only using the …

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Cloud Cloud Cloud


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Ron Subnath on September 19, 2016

In the last few weeks, I have been asked by colleagues, customers, and a few industry analysts to comment on the continued trend towards the use of cloud computing. In the last few months, we have seen AWS growing at 58% in the second quarter of 2016 as compared to the same period last year. …

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The Doc Brown Principal Applied to Enterprise Software


Posted in Digital Transformation
By Neil Laing on June 24, 2016

Marty McFly: Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean? Dr. Emmett Brown: The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style? As a UI designer for over …

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Personalization 2.0 [Infographic]


Posted in Digital Transformation, Retail
By Taylor Longfield on February 22, 2016

Personalization is evolving. What used to be as simple as including a name in an email, or wishing the subscriber a “Happy Birthday”, will no longer be enough to meet consumer demands. With Big Data technology, enterprises can create a seamless experience for users across all touch points. Innovative startups are using machine learning and …

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Why UX is The Key to Unlocking the Value of Big Data


Posted in Digital Transformation
By Neil Laing on October 16, 2015

If you want to understand the world around you, it’s best to learn the history of what happen up to this point.

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THUG hosts an Introduction to Apache Spark


Posted in Digital Transformation
By Laura Leslie on July 11, 2014

A Data Scientist, and Rubikrew member, Pardis Noorzad, attended the Introduction to Apache Spark meetup this past Tuesday evening. Pardis was able to uncover some interesting details on Spark, an open­ source cluster computing framework for data analytics. Officially released less than 2 months ago, the framework is drawing considerable attention in the tech world. …

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Big Data + Intelligence = Smart Data


Posted in Digital Transformation
By Dan Theirl on February 25, 2014

Big Data is the muscle of the data world, pulling in and processing large quantities of data at high velocity.  It’s your locomotive hauling freight. Smart Data is the computer control system that analyzes “track conditions” to tell the locomotive when to pull to the side or slow down. Without this intelligent warning system, your …

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