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Trends by Industry: Retail
Retailers must be nimble to keep up with consumers and the retail industry trends of 2020. It’s no surprise that they turn to independent talent for wide-ranging expertise and hands-on leadership.
How Focusing on Speed Can Kill Your Customer Service
Speed kills. Retailers with brick-and-mortar operations are always trying to keep the checkout lines moving and get customers out the door as quickly as possible. Many collect time stamps on their...
Flowcasting: Digitizing the Retail Supply Chain
The retail supply chain is under siege. A number of recent trends have placed significant onus and pressure on retail supply chain performance.
Business Talent Group Overview
Business Talent Group (BTG) is the leading marketplace that connects independent management consultants, subject matter experts, and executives with top companies to solve their biggest problems.
New Research Shows Companies Tap Gig Economy Consultants to Fuel Growth and Innovation
Data from Business Talent Group shows how gig economy consultants are filling skill and knowledge gaps for F1000 companies.
Marketing to Millennials? Three Things You Need To Get Right.
If you’re marketing to millennials (and trying to reach today’s most lucrative customer segment) you probably already know you need to bring it with your digital media, leveraging social channels...
[eBook] Digitally Connecting the Retail Supply Chain
It’s no secret that today’s consumers are demanding. Spoiled by near infinite choice, expecting to be able to purchase anything at any time, from any device or location—and at the lowest price...
The Independent Consulting Economy 2017 - Spotlight on Retail
Winning in New Markets: 7 Essentials to Boost the Success of Your Next Market Adjacency Strategy
Many companies have delivered sustained growth by expanding beyond their core business and into adjacent markets.
Voice of the Customer: Best Practices
Trying to improve your customer experience? Start by listening—to their opinions, goals, concerns, and expectations. The trick, of course, is what comes next. That’s where Voice-of-the-Customer (VOC)
On-Demand I.Q.: Winning the war for talent in the gig economy
The nature of work—how it’s done and by whom—is changing. Independent talent is on the rise, especially at the high end, where super-skilled executives and consultants dwell.
Top 3 Business Problems – June
At BTG, we help clients address all sorts of business problems from developing a retail strategy to accelerating growth in new markets. Here are 3 of the most interesting challenges we saw this...
Retail Pricing Pilot
The VP of Omnichannel Operations at a F500 clothing retailer was updating pricing models to incorporate consumer behavior across channels. Business Talent Group’s pricing specialist built and...
Managing Multiple Transformations
A Fortune 1000 retailer had taken on a number of global transformation initiatives—including ERP, inventory and procurement, and merchandising and sourcing projects—with multiple consulting firms....
Accelerating Growth in Latin America
A global retailer was trying to nurture its Latin American business to a new level of profit. Outlets in Brazil and Mexico had shown promise, but the company’s Head of Strategy needed help...
Establishing an Enterprise PMO
A vertically organized Fortune 500 retailer was setting up an Enterprise Project Management Office. How could the company cut across segments to drive consistent and meaningful change? The VP of...
Piloting a Megacity Retail Strategy
A global retailer had recently launched an initiative to synthesize data across its portfolio of brands—and create an integrated growth strategy that would take each brand into the global...
Systems Migration Strategy
The head of strategy at a global retail giant had been asked to implement a systems migration plan—something he’d never done before. He needed someone with experience to validate his assumptions...
Launching a Private Label Franchise