Guest Column | July 19, 2016

Maybe It's Not Amazon You Need to Be Worrying About

Ric Hughes, President & CEO, SAI

By Ric Hughes, President & CEO, SAI

Wave after disruptive wave of change is washing over the Retail industry. Though E-Commerce is having a large impact on traditional brick and mortar Retail, workforce changes and cost models are about to land the largest change in decades on the Retail world. Rapid, targeted changes in your onboarding and training strategies will substantially reduce the pain.

State and local governments across the country are introducing rapid increases in local minimum wage laws. Let’s consider the profitability impact of time devoted to non-selling activities in a typical apparel retailer.