For many businesses, a core determining factor in their future is the answer to one simple question: Is Amazon a friend or foe?
Once a year, Dirk Beveridge- consultant, strategist, author and distribution thought leader- hosts UnleashWD, a conference truly in a category of its own. This thought-provoking, two-day event brings together distributors from across the country with inspiring speakers from a variety of industries, pedigrees and backgrounds to provide a forum meant to challenge traditional thinking in a historically complacent industry. While the conference includes many different topics of discussion, UnleashWD has one overarching theme: driving innovation and disruption in the distribution industry.
Providing a neighborhood grocery experience that concurrently whisks customers away on a culinary adventure has made Pusateri’s stores legendary in Canada since Cosimo Pusateri founded the first store in North Toronto more than 50 years ago.
In 1989, Peg and Tim Liebert founded a mail-order company they called Kansas Sampler. The catalog was filled with apparel and gifts related to the state of Kansas and local sports teams. In 1990, they expanded into brick-and-mortar retailing by opening five stores in the Kansas City area.
We’ve witnessed the B2B commerce landscape rapidly change over the last few years. Today’s B2B buyers want convenience and the same user-friendly experience they’re used to from their B2C shopping experiences. For companies to be successful, they must provide an online experience that meets business buyers’ complex requirements and rising expectations.