The Week of January 22nd: 10 things eft's been reading

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1. Imagine investing in brick and mortar… and it pays off! ‘Target's Plan to Pump $7 Billion into Its Stores Really Paid Off Over the Holidays.’ [Fortune]

2. Technology and supply chain are forever intertwined. It means articles like this are more relevant than ever. ‘5 big takeaways from CES.’ [RetailDive]

3. Robots are starting to manage the robots. ‘Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehouses.’ [The Guardian]

4. eft partner Bringg raises new funding round. ‘Bringg raises $12 million for its delivery logistics platform.’ [VentureBeat]

5. The loyalty card used to make sense. As the consumer evolves and the nature of data capture, does it still? ‘Are the days of loyalty cards numbered after Tesco's change?.’ [BBC News]

6. The headline isn’t what’s important here – it’s the areas Apple is going to be investing and how that’s going to reshape their supply chain. ‘ Apple, Returning Overseas Cash, to Pay $38 Billion Tax Bill.’ [Bloomberg]

7. Blockchain, yet again in everyone’s predictions. ‘IBM Forges Global Joint Venture With Maersk Applying Blockchain To 'Digitize' Global Trade.’ [Forbes]

8. Well, not in this prediction. ‘Supply Chain Predictions for 2018.’ [MH+L]

9. Or this prediction. ‘4 Supply Chain Predictions For 2018.’ [Forbes]

10. The robots are coming, that’s for sure. ‘NextGen Supply Chain: The Robots are Here.’ [Supply Chain Management Review]


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