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 Roger Singh 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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