From the kitchen to the bathroom to the living room, the annual International Housewares Show that descended upon Chicago this week offered a glimpse into not only every room of the house, but also the future of retail.
As multiple trends accelerate the pace of change, distributors must maintain a continuous focus on innovation. We find ourselves in a VUCA environment - the velocity, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity that distributors are facing today are putting significant pressure on leaders. Take for example the recent strategic decision by Amazon to acquire Whole Foods. This singular decision has caused massive ripple effects throughout boardrooms across the country.
Noonday is one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. In the six years since its launch, the trajectory of the Fair Trade, direct sale jewelry business has earned the respect of titans of the start-up scene. Inc. Magazine recently named it the 45th fastest growing company in the country on its annual Inc. 5000. And in the hotbed of entrepreneurship, Noonday was dubbed (by the Austin Business Journal) Austin’s fastest growing business.
[Third in a series: In previous articles, we framed the importance of matching cloud adoption to business strategy, as well as Finding a Provider that Works With You is Critical to Cloud Success. In this final installment, we look at implementation considerations.]