Link: Subscription businesses, McKinsey

“The subscription e-commerce market has grown by more than 100 percent a year over the past five years. The largest such retailers generated more than $2.6 billion in sales in 2016, up from a mere $57.0 million in 2011.1 Fueled by venture-capital investments, start-ups have launched these businesses in a wide range of categories, including beer and wine, child and baby items, contact lenses, cosmetics, feminine products, meal kits, pet food, razors, underwear, women’s and men’s apparel, video games, and vitamins.”
Original source: Subscription businesses, McKinsey

Link: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

“Home Depot plans to add more than 1,000 new hires to its technology teams in 2018” adding to the 2,800 it already has in “technical roles.”

Types of roles:

“The hires will span roles such as software engineering, user experience design, network engineering and product management, and be located predominately in the company’s Atlanta, Austin and Dallas technology offices, the company said.”
Original source: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

Link: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

“Home Depot plans to add more than 1,000 new hires to its technology teams in 2018” adding to the 2,800 it already has in “technical roles.”

Types of roles:

“The hires will span roles such as software engineering, user experience design, network engineering and product management, and be located predominately in the company’s Atlanta, Austin and Dallas technology offices, the company said.”
Original source: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

Link: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

“Home Depot plans to add more than 1,000 new hires to its technology teams in 2018” adding to the 2,800 it already has in “technical roles.”

Types of roles:

“The hires will span roles such as software engineering, user experience design, network engineering and product management, and be located predominately in the company’s Atlanta, Austin and Dallas technology offices, the company said.”
Original source: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

Link: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

“Home Depot plans to add more than 1,000 new hires to its technology teams in 2018” adding to the 2,800 it already has in “technical roles.”

Types of roles:

“The hires will span roles such as software engineering, user experience design, network engineering and product management, and be located predominately in the company’s Atlanta, Austin and Dallas technology offices, the company said.”
Original source: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

Link: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

“Home Depot plans to add more than 1,000 new hires to its technology teams in 2018” adding to the 2,800 it already has in “technical roles.”

Types of roles:

“The hires will span roles such as software engineering, user experience design, network engineering and product management, and be located predominately in the company’s Atlanta, Austin and Dallas technology offices, the company said.”
Original source: Home Depot is launching its biggest tech hiring spree ever to protect its lead over Amazon

Link: Eden: The Tech That’s Bringing Fresher Groceries to You

Wal-mart using ML and analytics to keep food fresher:

“For example, take everybody’s favorite, the banana. This tasty fruit is consistently among the best-selling grocery items in Walmart’s U.S. stores. Bananas travel from seven countries in Latin America to over 4,000 stores in the U.S. On such a long road, what happens to those bananas if temperatures in the container trucks exceed acceptable ranges? In the future, Eden will be able to recalculate the freshness factor and re-route the shipment immediately. The bananas end up in a closer store to optimize freshness, consumers take home a delicious bunch, and everyone is happy.

Eden also helps eliminate food waste. Our goal is to eliminate $2 billion in waste over the next five years. Already, Eden is being used in 43 distribution centers and has prevented $86 million in waste from happening.

What was once a manual inspection process is now more efficient and thorough than ever.”
Original source: Eden: The Tech That’s Bringing Fresher Groceries to You

Link: Eden: The Tech That’s Bringing Fresher Groceries to You

Wal-mart using ML and analytics to keep food fresher:

“For example, take everybody’s favorite, the banana. This tasty fruit is consistently among the best-selling grocery items in Walmart’s U.S. stores. Bananas travel from seven countries in Latin America to over 4,000 stores in the U.S. On such a long road, what happens to those bananas if temperatures in the container trucks exceed acceptable ranges? In the future, Eden will be able to recalculate the freshness factor and re-route the shipment immediately. The bananas end up in a closer store to optimize freshness, consumers take home a delicious bunch, and everyone is happy.

Eden also helps eliminate food waste. Our goal is to eliminate $2 billion in waste over the next five years. Already, Eden is being used in 43 distribution centers and has prevented $86 million in waste from happening.

What was once a manual inspection process is now more efficient and thorough than ever.”
Original source: Eden: The Tech That’s Bringing Fresher Groceries to You

Link: How vulture capitalists ate Toys ‘R’ Us

“Just before the buyout, the company had $2.2 billion in cash and cash-equivalents. By 2017, its stockpile had shriveled to $301 million, even as its debt burden ballooned from $2.3 billion to $5.2 billion. Meanwhile, Toys ‘R’ Us was paying $425 million to $517 million in interest every year. This enormous cash drain probably made it impossible for the company to invest or innovate even if its trio of buyers had been up to the challenge.”

Debt is its own disruption.
Original source: How vulture capitalists ate Toys ‘R’ Us